The Purpose of this blog
This blog is to shine light on abuse at SIM Boarding schools in the past, and hold SIM responsible for the suffering today of the survivors of that abuse. I attended Kent Academy and Hillcrest in the 60’s and 70’s. I was not sexually abused, and I didn’t experience violent physical abuse – much. However I saw my peers being abused and humiliated, and I believe most children at KA, including myself, had some form of emotional or spiritual abuse. There are many MK’s whose lives have been profoundly affected as adults by the abuse that occurred at SIM Boarding schools. However SIM does not have any outreach to these MK’s, and has ignored some who have tried to tell their stories. Investigations move very slowly or not at all, and the accused are still employed by SIM while the victims continue to suffer.
The Conversation on this Blog
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I have decided not to print names of the accused unless they have actually been named by an investigation. I know some people feel that naming their abusers is part of getting the truth out there, and it is, and I hope and pray that you will have a chance to name your abuser and confront them if that is what you want. I just don’t feel it is the right direction for this blog, and I don’t think its necessary to accomplish the goals of this blog. I hope we can make this a safe place for people to comment, talk about their experiences and encourage one another. Names have been and will be removed from posts and comments.
What is your opinion on this? Please let me know how you feel about this issue as well as any other concerns you have with this blog. If you don’t want to leave a public comment, use the “Contact” link at the top of this page.
You can also visit the Fanda Eagles web site about New Tribes Mission Abuse. They have added a forum for SIM schools, and you are welcome to join that conversation as well, where you can talk about pretty much anything you want.
People have mentioned there is a need for a closed place for victims to talk, and I agree with this, and will support it in any way, including helping someone set up a Facebook page or blog, partnering with them, or whatever else I can do.
Lets keep in mind who we are fighting against. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. While SIM was sending missionaries out to spread the Gospel in Africa, Satan was literally using their children as his playground. He keeps many MK’s in captivity today and prevents them from having a relationship with God. There are many sheep that have wandered away from the fold and lost their way. Remember how the Shepherd went out searching for his one lost sheep?
SIM should make helping abused MKs a priority.
If you go to SIM’s web site you will find a list of priority ministries. Wouldn’t it be great if one of their priorities was investigating past abuse and ministering to the many MKs who are suffering the legacy of abuse at SIM boarding schools?