Investigation Complete: ABWE Shares Pii Report

BREAKING NEWS | The investigation into Donn Ketcham’s child abuse and ABWE’s mishandling is now available to the public.

We want to warn you that the contents of the full 280-page report may be deeply disturbing to readers and are sometimes graphic, which may be triggering for abuse survivors. (Note: Victim’s names have been protected.) The brief executive summary is also available.

Please see ABWE’s video, statement, and release of the partial (Executive Summary) report here and a place there to access the full 280-page report as well.

[UPDATE 5/11/16: Many of you have been frustrated that ABWE’s version of the 280 pages cannot be downloaded or printed but must be read online. Pii has made available a pdf of the report for easier access, and we are very grateful. It’s at the bottom of their psafe.org page or you can find it right here.]

We realize our opinion of the report will matter to some of you who are concerned that the victims feel heard by Pii and that ABWE’s actions and inaction were both examined closely by Pii. However, please understand that we are processing these 280 pages that cover events from the 1960s through the present on both an emotional as well as practical level and ask for your patience and prayers at this time. The victims who received the report (not all have received it yet) have had it for 8 days, which have been a roller coaster of emotions and tears for many of us, in part because it truly seemed this chapter of our story might never be written. This was a long, long time coming. Ketcham’s victims are grown women now—some are mothers, some are even grandmothers—and the wait for ABWE to act has been decades long.

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This blog was launched on March 11, 2011, and the Pii Report is dated March 11, 2016. To the faithful who have supported us for these five long years, we say a big thank you. You will never know what your kind words, encouragement, and loyalty meant to us.

Note: In this important matter of the report, please understand we cannot speak for all of Ketcham’s victims and while we are in contact with many, we are limited in our reach.

An important PS Regarding ABWE’s new-again and past claim that they terminated GRACE because of “concerns from victims/survivors,” they have never guaranteed to us that these individuals were without loyalties to ABWE or clear conflicts of interest because of still having family members working for ABWE. What’s more, in a typical fashion, ABWE failed to reach out to more victims at the time and hear if there were other perspectives before terminating GRACE in 2013. Additionally, ABWE was completely unresponsive to victim complaints and concerns regarding Pii, calling into question the veracity of ABWE’s claims in this matter. As Pii elaborates greatly on in the report, ABWE “obstructed and delayed” both GRACE’s investigation and theirs. Do not be fooled. Firing GRACE just weeks before they filed their report was about ABWE’s lack of cooperation and not whatever concerns may have been raised by victims. What’s more, ABWE first launched an investigation in 2011, so this has been five years for victims, not three as the video makes it sound.
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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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