ABWE Edits Us from their Facebook Page

As you know, we are trying to conduct an informal survey to determine if ABWE and Simms Showers LLP were thorough in their historical investigation.  In an attempt to have ABWE missionaries, pastors, and supporting churches participate we have posted the survey link on their Facebook wall.  After all, that is one likely place that individuals who participated and/or the pastors and churches who were reported to, might see it and be able to contribute, verifying that ABWE’s investigation was indeed thorough.  In our opinion, if ABWE doesn’t have anything to hide they have nothing to fear.

For two days in a row now we have posted on their Facebook wall.  On both occasions our link was deleted.  (Unlike the GARBC who kept our link up, even if they did remove access for the public to write on their wall).

Fortunately for us, we had the foresight to take screen captures of our posts:

This is the ABWE Facebook page from Wednesday, August 22nd.

This is the ABWE Facebook page from Thursday, August 23rd


About Bangladesh MKs Speak

We are a group of American former missionary kids (MKs) who lived in Bangladesh while Donn Ketcham worked as a missionary doctor there with the mission agency Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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6 Responses to ABWE Edits Us from their Facebook Page

  1. Sorry but not at all surprised. They wouldn’t want those who were not contacted to know anything is going on as far as an investigation into child abuse.

  2. Reblogged this on Speakingtruthinlove's Blog and commented:
    We all need to join together to force ABWE to deal with this issue.

  3. Wes Patterson says:

    My only surprise is that GARBC didn’t also take it down. These mission agencies are “too big to fail” in their own eyes, and unfortunately, in too many Christians’ eyes. It’s a shameful blight on the Church… the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ. Self-preservation is their #1 goal at all times, and I will never put any trust in them again – ever. My own experiences involve ABWE and BMM directly, and not only in sexual abuse but in other areas of spiritual and ethical malpractice.

    As disappointed in ABWE as I am, at least you’ve gotten responses from them. BMM simply blows the Patterson family off as having unfounded concerns… for the last 25 years. They treat others from the Bangladesh field the same way, but I guess the Pattersons have stood up to them more than others. Perhaps we’re a little more hard-headed. It seems our Lord Himself was too on two separate occasions when he threw out the money changers from the temple in Jerusalem, so I’m not convinced being hard headed is a bad thing, in and of itself. What is your intention? To right wrongs? Then how can that be a bad thing?

    President Anderson and General Council Chairman Wilburn (both of BMM) have too much power and they know how to use it to their advantage. In their eyes, my concerns with them and BMM are a distraction, and therefore unworthy of attention. And therefore, I am an unspiritual person for being honest about it my concerns with them. To speak out is to do “damage” to the name of Christ. HOGWASH!!!! The damage was done long ago.

    So be it. I don’t even care any more. Haven’t for 25 years, but I’ve been willing to speak out publicly about it the last year… and will continue to be willing to do so for the rest of my life.

    BMM and ABWE can crash and burn for all I care. God’s word and His servants will always continue to find a way to go forth and reach the people of this world. The Holy Spirit opens doors – not mission agencies. Mission agencies are not the Holy Spirit, but these men would have you think so, it seems.

    Hang in there, fellow MK’s. Our Lord knows the truth, and His love is unstoppable. I love you with the love of Christ, and my prayer is that you all find peace in your thankless task.

    Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

  4. They took down my comments also

  5. isaiah 618 says:

    They not only took ours down, they blocked us.

    Don’t you love how they say, “Although we will never be able to change what has happened, we are committed to redressing the wrongs and making right what we can. Please be in prayer for us, as we seek to repent of our past failures and ensure the safety of our children.”

    It’s not true. They are NOT committed to redressing the wrongs and making right what they can. Otherwise they wouldn’t be afraid to have people see or hear about the informal survey we put together simply to verify.

    It’s sad, but NOTHING has changed.

  6. amazed says:

    My comments will be next, I’m sure.

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