Bangladesh MKs Speak
The Pii Report
After years of investigation into ABWE and Donn Ketcham, the Pii Report is available to the public. Click HERE to download or print. Trigger Warning: descriptions of sexual abuse
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ABWE & Dr. Donn Ketcham
American mission agency Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE; Penn.), protected Dr. Donn Ketcham’s private and public reputation for over 20 years, by stating in writing and in private communication that he was dismissed from ABWE as a result of “moral failure” or adultery and by failing to report him to US authorities from 1989-2011, despite more past victims coming forward each decade and ABWE's knowledge of Dr. Ketcham's family practice in Allendale, MI.
Additionally, ABWE tragically revictimized the victim who came forward in 1989 by accusing her (age 14) of adultery, while demonstrating extreme measures of care for her abuser.
#STOPKemptonCenterCurrently Baptist Bible College of Clark Summit, PA (now known as Summit University) has suspended their plans to name a building in Wendell Kempton's honor, as a direct result of your voices. Please continue to encourage Summit University to chose a more suitable name, one not connected with collusion and child sexual abuse, by emailing their current leadership: Office of the President
Category Archives: Abuse Response Resources
We need your help to spread awareness to various denominations and evangelical affiliations with ties to ABWE. They have the influence necessary to inspire action at ABWE headquarters in ways we have not been able to. Below you will find … Continue reading
We are often asked what a healthy mission board/field for MKs would look like. While we don’t have all the answers, we definitely have some thoughts. In the initial hiring process of missionaries several things should happen: Thorough background checks … Continue reading
Many people have asked us what they should be telling their churches. Maybe this can be a starting point for your missions council: ASK ABWE … 1. To release the Simms Showers report without victim names. (This should include how … Continue reading
A supporter of Bangladesh MKs Speak Facebook Page pointed another blog post out to us today. Any thoughts or comments would be welcome both here and/or on the Don’t Stop Believing blog of Dr. Mike Wittmer from Grand Rapids Theological … Continue reading
Any list of forgiveness Bible verses should point to key passages to study. The goal is not to wrench verses out of context. Rather, we need to identify passages to be studied in context. Below are forgiveness bible verses with … Continue reading
More from Pastor Chris Brauns, author of Unpacking Forgivness: Here, the question is, “Does conditional forgiveness lead to bitterness?” I spend a pretty good chunk of Unpacking Forgiveness on that subject. . . here is a brief excerpt. Some would … Continue reading
Forgiveness is a subject that has come up on this blog more than one time. Some believe that the creators of the blog (abuse survivors of Donn Ketcham) are bitter and unforgiving and therefore, in sin. Others (myself included) believe … Continue reading