As we are all well aware, it has been over a year since ABWE and Dr. Donn Ketcham were called out publicly for the sins they’ve committed. A very. long. year. We are hanging in there, by a thread in recent days, but we are still hanging in there. We believe that the truth will set people free and the truth, dear readers, is worth fighting for. So we keep fighting. And praying. And watching. And waiting. All the while, trusting that God is working in and through all who’ve chosen to use their voices and have had the courage to speak out, the G.R.A.C.E. team, and all those who are praying for us.
God has reminded us, over and over again, that we all need to
“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouths, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9
We cry out not for ourselves but for our sisters – mute because they lost their voices as children. We speak out for our loved ones who are emotionally destitute. We stand up in defense for the needy. We are doing this for the special women in our lives who’ve been asked to pay too high a price for one man’s selfishness and an organization’s pride.
We are tired. We are worn out. We are discouraged. We are occasionally tempted to give up.
But we won’t.
What Donn Ketcham did to these girls was wrong. It was criminal. It was SIN. It has a name:
What ABWE did to these girls is almost worse. It was criminal. It was SIN. It, too, has a name:
Both of these things require action. Serious action. We cannot let ourselves become complacent, content that G.R.A.C.E. is doing an investigation and Donn Ketcham has surrendered his license. It’s not enough.
It is not enough.
written by Diana Durrill, sister of the 14 year old survivor