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AND TRIPLE
MAD/ SAD/ SHOCKED/ EYES ROLLING/
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CRYING
ETC!!!

There's more than one way to beat the system........


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:24 pm 
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Gene Long wrote:
Maybe some examples from my own experiences will help illustrate ways that perspective can be lost. I'm sure others will be able to add to this list, whether from the standpoint of an adult member of NTM or an MK. Some have been/ are both MKs and adult missionaries; they must have some real humdingers to share. Please do so!

I mentioned that is often the very best option to overlook certain irritations of life. In my 25 years as a Triber, I was an occasional irritation to others, irritations that were not often overlooked.

Item: I was too generous with the tribal people. I did not require or even ask others to be, but I was. I was called "controlling" because I did not want to violate my own conscience, even though I did not demand that others follow suit.

Item: I often went without a shirt.

Item: I had answers for questions people asked me. This was in the days before FAQs, something that even NTM has taken refuge in now. In those days, having answers was a sign of being proud.

Item: My yard was often messy, my kids didn't adequately pick up after themselves.

Item: The outside faucet at my house was dripping.

These became huge issues, requiring the Field Committee to intervene and pronounce me "unapproachable." Requests for a scriptural definition, or even example, of "unapproachability" was taken as proof that I was, indeed, unapproachable, possibly legalistic and certainly unteachable.

Meanwhile, in the topsy-turvy world of NTM, things that did not fit into the "best overlooked" category were brushed aside.

Item: The Mantle, which, in a real sense, fell from Paul Flemming onto Ken Johnston. I just rolled my eyes and got about the work. Yet this kind of fanciful application of scripture undergirded – and undermined – a lot of what went on in NTM.

Item: Boarding schools are the best option for your children and ministry. I had temerity to question Macon Hare's article (Thank God for our Mission Schools) and was accused of being bothered by Satan. I took cover and got on with the job.

Item: God leads through leadership; Moses as an example of NTM leadership. All we really learned was to steer clear of leadership. . . and get on with the job.

Item: New Tribes Mission is a church. We knew it wasn't, but the job was more important than this picky point.

Item: Racism. Non-whites were not allowed to date whites at the Jackson campus of NTBI in the early 1980s, something I deplored. . . and, to my lasting shame, once counseled an ethnic Thai adopted by an American family to overlook.

Item: When other missionaries were mistreated by leadership, we sheep remained placid, thankful that it wasn't us. We got on with the job.

Quite in contrast to the first category of offenses, offenses that could have been easily overlooked but were inflated into questions of suitability to even serve as a missionary, those in this group were dismissed with, "Gene, I sure wish I served in a perfect mission." The obvious message: Nobody is perfect, just relax and get on with the job. I did. . .

I did, and so I have a great deal of sympathy with those Tribers who are now doing the same thing. It is very difficult to see the seriousness of the situation when you are in the midst of it. And, it's not made any easier by failing to evaluate things according to God's Word.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Wow well said by Gene Long. Amen!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:56 pm 
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Gene Long, What a sad documentary on NTM, shame, shame on them. Full stop.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:25 pm 
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It's all too familiar to those of us who were IN.
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Raz wrote:
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/former-missionary-gets-58-years-prison-child-porno/nc49C/

Posted: 3:04 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

Former missionary gets 58 years in prison on child pornography charges

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former missionary was sentenced to 58 years in prison on child pornography charges Tuesday.
Warren Scott Kennell was arrested in June after Homeland Security investigators found he uploaded child pornography online.

Kennell then admitted to producing child pornography with young girls from the Brazilian tribes he worked with.

About 17 people filed up several rows in the courtroom to support Kennel Tuesday.

WFTV found out his family has been doing missionary work his entire life.

Investigators said Kennell was a missionary for New Tribes Mission, based in Sanford.

In court, it was brought up that Kennell was born in the Brazilian jungle. His attorney and family suggested that the way he was raised and the culture he was in may have contributed to his actions.

WFTV was there as he was sentenced to 58 years in federal prison for molesting at least four girls, one as young as 12.

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Ray: "You forgive him for what he did?"

Father: "Of course we do. God forgives him and we forgive him."
....


Who taught these people about BIBLICAL forgiveness? I'm not talking about Facebook wisdom or feel-good slogans. I realize that entire books have been written on both sides of the "unconditional forgiveness" discussion, but this is so muddled and whacked out that it's hard to believe ANYONE would subscribe to it.

Did Jerry Kennell really say this? Not that it would matter to NTM. Far be it from them to split those kinds of hairs when there are more important matters to tend to...


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