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Friday, September 10, 2010

For My Friends

“At the request of NTM and with the consent of the former students of the NTM school for missionary children in Senegal, GRACE conducted a review of the situation at the school in the 1980s. They presented their report to NTM and the former students on Monday [August 23, 2010]."

It's been a rough around here lately, i'm not gonna lie. We've  had some really emotional things to deal with and i've not been sure how to share them so i've been silent about it. I'm still not sure how to articulate it clearly so I'll let this article from WORLD magazine share it for me... http://www.worldmag.com/articles/17134


This video is for my fellow studends and friends from Fanda.

Fanda Eagles, I love you and am praying that God continues to work in your lives and heal your hearts.


5 comments:

Randi Troxell said...

"The report says that Fanda staffers told children that telling their parents about the abuse would distract from the work of missions and send Africans to hell"...

that quote- sent absolute chills down my entire body.. my prayers are being sent up... for what- i am not even sure... but i am thinking of you.. all of you...

joie said...

Melissa, I just saw this. Thanks so much. I got tears in my eyes while watching it. Excellent choice of music too - very affecting. It means so much that you did this - a million thank yous!

Mrs.Rabe said...

How my heart breaks for all that went on there....

I saw that mindset of "the work of the mission" over the family...scared me even before Uncle Tim and I married. I told him that I would never send my kids to the boarding school...thankfully we never even went to the field...

I have my own issues with the mission over the legalism etc....

Love you Melissa...sorry you are hurting.

kari said...

Melissa, I adore you. You are lovely and unique.

donna said...

may the Lord bless you and keep you and make his face to shine you remember you are in our hearts aways lot of love