We ask for your prayers as we consider ways to make continuing the blog possible. Over the last 18 months what began as a strong team has dwindled under the pressures of this difficult task.
We know it probably looks easy from your computer screen, and that many times you have probably seen how we answered a difficult comment and thought you could do a better job, and who knows, you probably could. But you aren’t doing it. It’s just us and we have withered to a tiny number. A lot of people appreciate what we are doing and say, “Keep up the good work!” But only one or two have ever offered to assist.
We are easy targets for critics. This is emotionally charged, and I challenge any who feel we have been defensive and angry to try moderating this baby for a while. Try the hate mail. We have failed at times and we will surely fail again, but it does not change our goals:
- The protection of children.
- Honesty and truth from ABWE in matters of child sexual abuse.
- Exposure of ABWE missionaries who are believed to have sexually abused children. (Why? For the protection of children.)
We ask for your prayers. This is not easy. We ask for your grace. This is not easy. We ask for your patience. This is not easy.
Blog comments will now only be moderated in the evenings, Pacific Standard Time.
We apologize, but we are short-handed. We are trying to figure out a way to maintain the Facebook page, as we have loved the accessibility of it, but it is not possible to moderate comments there. And it is not possible for me to monitor it 24/7. So we are faced with tough decisions of how to handle it.
I ask again for your prayers and I ask again that you pray for the families: Walshes, James, C.J.’s family, Ketchams and all who have been involved. Pray for ABWE. Pray that churches would take this burden from us and make it theirs, because truly it is theirs as much as ours. Precious few of them have shown up for this fight and we watch the horizon and wait for glimpses of their armor at the crest of the hill.
Weary But Not Giving Up,