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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 4:47 pm 
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Yeah. And ICE got Scott Kennell and his filthy computer!!!!!!!!!!

I know it is hard for victims to trust other people sometimes, but look at the choices we have. And look at who is getting the results!!!!!

NTM is not frightened about the IHART investigation, they already know how they are going to react because it is all predetermined with nice legal language and a bit of spiritual mumbo jumbo to fool the masses.
Stuff the IHART investigation, send in ICE to really find out who was doing what to innocent little kids. Then watch NTM squirm, because they already know how powerful ICE is. 58 years powerful!!!!!!!

Anyway they probably already have NTM firmly on their radar, because it fits the profile of the perfect organisation that will be hiding paedophiles and Scott Kennell is living proof!!!!!!!!!!


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From IHART, with permission


“At this point in time IHART does not know which school will be next. As soon as we do the information will go out.



I want to state categorically IHART is not controlled by NTM. We are an independent group of investigators that NTM has contracted with to conduct the investigations. As I stated up front, formal communication will be at a minimum during the investigations as there is not much that can be reported. I will state again if you have any questions you can send me an e-mail or call me and I will be glad to talk with you. As to the statement about a web site, IHART is working on it. NTM does not censor any communication sent out by IHART.



As to my qualifications for this position – I have 10 years + experience in this field. The investigators have years of experience conducting investigations of abuse and are uniquely qualified.



IHART is not GRACE and has its own policies and procedures to comply with.



If you have any questions contact me at:



pat.mkguardian@gmail.com

256-469-6843”



Pat



Pat Hendrix

IHART Coordinator

pat.mkguardian@gmail.com

256-469-6843 (o)

407-304-8476 (c)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:59 am 
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It seems that what those from Vianapolis posted that the Panama group has valid points


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:30 am 
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I think there's a lot of people that want to talk about their policy and the way they want to do things and also how mks who have been abused have to respond and be grateful for. I don't hear a lot of asking the mks, so what is the point of this whole sham?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:39 pm 
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With all due respect, the letter from IHART/Pat Hendrix is old!!!!!!!!!!

If IHART is totally independent from NTM, why was this statement issued "NTM will make an apology in person, by phone or in writing to any abuse victims who are willing to permit IHART to provide their contact information to NTM."?

It should have read. "IHART wishes to advise that NTM is offering apologies, please contact them directly or go to their website, because we do not wish to have our independence compromised"

Look IHART will keep taking it's 40 pieces of silver from NTM, keep denying it is controlled by NTM's lawyers to get the least damaging result for the corporation and we will be expected to believe it because someone who can't communicate properly says they have some experience and some "uniquely qualified" investigators.

We've seen how badly NTM handled the arrest of Scott Kennell and the absolute back tracking when they "forced Gary Earl" to resign only after public exposure.

We all knew what Boz's and GRACES credentials were and we knew their excellent track record. At best IHART is a bad experiment but more likely it is a deliberate cynical farce to get exactly what NTM wants!!!!!!!!!

Wake up folks. NTM leadership does not care about MKs, it is a big business and we are causing losses. We are just a bunch of complaining predominantly women to them. They don't treat their own women right, why would they bother with us?

I think I have said enough and should probably stop at this point.

God Bless all of you who are courageous and fight this outrage.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:37 pm 
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MK Safety Net has just posted several important documents. As we move forward in our process with investigations of abuse of MKs in NTM, here are some criteria to consider.

https://www.facebook.com/MKSafetyNet?fref=nf

Criteria for Evaluating Investigation Teams
Updated Aug 14th, 2014

It is always difficult for former and current MK's and their families to know when to report abuse, and to whom the report should be directed. The first step is to report it to local law enforcement and child protection services, according to the laws in the country in which the abuse was committed, where the perpetrator and the victim(s) are now living and in the state or province in which the mission agency is incorporated.

Another step is to report the abuse to the mission agency / denomination which employs the alleged abuser and the victim. Often there are multiple victims and abusers over many years, and an Independent Investigation is required. Historically victims and their families have always needed to lobby for these Independent Investigations. Due to the desire to protect their organization and because of the costs involved, mission organizations and denominations have resisted truly independent investigations.

It is often very difficult for victims to determine who the people on the proposed Investigation Team are, and what their relationship is to the mission community they are investigating. The relationship of the investigators to mission leadership generally determines who will be interviewed during the investigation as well as who will receive interim and final reports.

The Child Safety Protection Network (CSPN) is a coalition of mission agencies that establishes what they term as Independent Investigation teams into allegations of abuse. The key benchmark CSPN uses for being “independent” is that at least one member of the investigative team be from a mission organization other than the one employing the alleged abuser(s). Thus, CSPN’s investigations are primarily conducted by mission agency/denomination personnel, which is one reason MK Safety Net cannot endorse CSPN investigations.

Victims are able to ensure the investigation into allegations of abuse is independent from mission/denomination leadership by using the following criteria. It is, of course, important that victim(s) require that this information be provided to them before agreeing to any proposed Investigation Team recommended by the mission. The Terms and Conditions the Investigation Team signs with the mission organization(s) should also include these criteria in order to ensure the cooperation of the organization(s) in providing needed information.

1. Members of the Investigation Team or Recommendation Team should not currently be missionaries or employees of a mission agency or denomination. Mission agencies should disclose both past and present relationships the recommended Investigation Team members have had with mission agencies. If they were employed as missionaries or in other capacities within the mission community in the past, it is important for survivors to know the status of their current relationship to those mission agencies.

2. The scope of the investigation should include all known vulnerable individuals to whom the alleged perpetrator had access. This includes contacting these potential victims to inform them of the investigation, and providing them with the opportunity to be a part of the investigation. Parents of potential victims should also be contacted regarding the investigation and be invited to report to the Investigation Team.

3. The original final report and recommendations of the Independent Investigations should be made available to:

Victims
People who reported abuse
Families of victims
Leadership of the mission agency / denomination
Past and present supporting churches / individuals
Leadership of the national church in the country where the abuse occurred

It is important to extend this information to local church leadership in the country where the abuse occurredbecause, in many cases, mission personnel have access to national children.

4. All information identifying the victims who reported the abuse should be removed from the report before it is distributed.

5. When criminal conduct has been determined, a report should be made to the police in the jurisdiction inwhich the perpetrator is living as well as national church leadership and police in the country in which the abuse occurred.

For further information or support, please contact MK Safety Net at info@mksafetynet.net

Tamara Rice​​​ Beverly Shellrude Thompson
Writer and Editor​​​ MK Safety Net Canada, President Emeritus

http://www.mksafetynet.net/


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:42 pm 
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MK Safety Net is endorsing GRACE for independent investigations into abuse of MKs. At this point, I don't think we are aware of any other investigative agencies which are endorsed by MKSN.

In my opinion, GRACE has been unwavering in their professionalism, compassion, and thoroughness. Yes, they do advocate for the victims of abuse, not for agencies which protect abusers.

Would anyone dispute that Jesus would do the same?

Announcement - MK Safety Net Endorses G.R.A.C.E.
Updated Aug 14th, 2014

MK Safety Net believes that independent investigations are vital to finding the facts and scope of the abuse that has taken place in mission settings. MK Safety Net has created a list of Investigation Teams currently looking into reports of historic abuse that occurred in educational settings operated by various mission organizations. http://t.co/Ox6vGehs3E

We would like to to see all of the groups doing investigative work meet a basic set of criteria. We have posted a list of criteria to use when evaluating the operating and reporting procedures of Investigation Teams for purposes of endorsement. http://t.co/SoL7ZpN2CT

G.R.A.C.E. (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) is the only organization that meets all of these criteria thus far. http://netgrace.org G.R.A.C.E. is truly independent and only G.R.A.C.E has the professional and fully qualified staff for the challenging task of investigating abuse within the communities we come from. For these reasons MK Safety Net is endorsing G.R.A.C.E. for investigations into abuse within our communities.

We are hopeful that other investigative organizations will also integrate these best practices for Independent Investigations in their operating and reporting procedures. This will help to ensure the protection and safety of vulnerable children and adults currently in the care of mission organizations, as well as enable survivors of abuse to be more fully supported in their healing journey.

Dale Ingraham
President, MK Safety Net USA
http://www.mksafetynet.net

MK Safety Net’s entire suite of documents related to Investigation Teams can be found at.
Investigations ~ Document Suite note.io/1yzNo0X


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:50 am 
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The question of how "independent" is defined comes up repeatedly here on Fanda Eagles. As recently as July 24, 2014, we had this reassurance from Pat Hendrix:

dbarney wrote:
From IHART, with permission

“I want to state categorically IHART is not controlled by NTM. We are an independent group of investigators that NTM has contracted with to conduct the investigations. As I stated up front, formal communication will be at a minimum during the investigations as there is not much that can be reported. I will state again if you have any questions you can send me an e-mail or call me and I will be glad to talk with you. As to the statement about a web site, IHART is working on it. NTM does not censor any communication sent out by IHART.

As to my qualifications for this position – I have 10 years + experience in this field. The investigators have years of experience conducting investigations of abuse and are uniquely qualified.

IHART is not GRACE and has its own policies and procedures to comply with.

Pat Hendrix
IHART Coordinator"


Professional Investigators International (Pii) is the group used by IHART to conduct the investigation into abuse in Panama. NTM has also hired them to conduct several other investigations, including the one into abuse by Gary Earl in Papua New Guinea.

Last night I received some information that clearly ties Scott Ross, legal counsel for NTM, with Bob Davis, the president and lead investigator of Pii.

Note the fax number and name at the top of the "Certificate of Assumed Business Name" filed on Jan. 30, 2012: Scott Ross. This was faxed directly from Scott Ross or his office! Scott Ross was clearly involved in helping to get this company started, and I suspect he had intentions all along of using this company to help NTM with abuse investigations.

Independent, my foot! :roll:

(This company appears to be registered under two different names: Professional Investigators International and Private Investigators International.)


Raz wrote:
Someone who has been doing some research sent me this information which might be of interest. I know it is highly interesting to me!

In October 2011, Robert Davis starts Private Investigators International LLC. (See Certificate of Org.) http://www.accessidaho.org/public/sos/corp/W107621.html

In January 2012, Scott Ross assists in processing the Certificate of Assumed Business Name - Professional Investigators International. Click view image and take a look at the top of the form for fax number and name (Scott Ross). http://www.accessidaho.org/public/sos/corp/D152891.html

In 2013, Private Investigators International LLC. adds Timothy Neu (Orlando FL) as a member. (See 2013 Annual Report) http://www.accessidaho.org/public/sos/corp/W107621.html It appears this is the same Timothy Neu who was a recent (2006) member of NTM and claimed to be the CFO for NTM. See http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tim-neu-cpa/30/466/776

In September 2013, Tim Neu is registered agent for Private Investigators International LLC in the state of Florida. (See application and withdrawal to operate in Florida: http://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/Corpor ... tors/Page1


As for Tim Neu's involvement, I do not know him, but it appears that he was at one time a member of NTM and rose to be the Chief Financial Officer of NTM-USA. He has apparently worked with Wycliffe since 2008, which causes me to ask, is Wycliffe also somehow connecting itself with Professional Investigators International?

What a tangled web indeed!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:24 pm 
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Wonder what the average Triber will make of these revelations? Probably not a lot, bit of gossip maybe, but unless it directly impacts on their daily existence, it will be business as usual.
And the flies will circle the tangled web, until one day . . .


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dbarney wrote:
Posted with permission!


We apologise if you have already received this letter from Brian Shortmeier. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Andy (andy.kline@ntm.org) or me (tibby.westcott@ntm.org) If you think there may be someone who should also read this letter, please pass it on. Thank you.


Sincerely,


Andy Kline & Tibby Westcott




Dear MK Survivors,


Many of you were hurt deeply by people you trusted when you were children. I recall Jesus’ words as He spoke to his followers, “And if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around his neck.” What happened to you wasn’t right, is unconscionable and is indefensible.


I am the recently appointed Director of Child Protection for NTM and I am writing this letter knowing our communication with you has been insufficient and sporadic at best. It has been said, that for an organization that specializes in cross-cultural communication, we have failed to communicate well with you. That is true. And this failure to communicate well must end. This is the first of periodic updates I will send to Andy Kline and Tibby Westcott. They will email these updates to those of you who want to receive them. However, we know that words are cheap. Actions matter.


It took NTM far too long to come to grips with what happened to you, and the full stories are still not known in all cases. It was wrong for missionaries or those connected with NTM to abuse kids. It was wrong that those in leadership who knew about it didn’t do more to stop it. It was wrong that there was a level of fear that stopped many kids from reporting it. It was wrong that some reports which were received weren’t believed. I could go on. There are many more wrongs which could be listed. But they weren’t just “wrongs.” They were sins – sins against kids, sins against their parents and sins against God.


It took us too long to get independent investigations underway. It will take longer than we want for those investigations to be completed. But the stories need to be told and the abusers need to be prosecuted. I’m sure there are many who don’t believe this, but we want abusers to be prosecuted.


We hired Pat Hendrix to create and lead an independent investigation process. She has complete access to our records. She and her team vet and choose investigators. Those investigators answer to her, not to us. She is the one who will compile the final report of an investigation and she is the one who will choose the panel to make recommendations based on the final report. Any concerns or questions about any of the investigations may be directed to Pat Hendrix at pat.mkguardian@gmail.com. Some recent events you may be interested in knowing about are:


May 2011 – Pat Hendrix, independent investigations coordinator, announced that the Independent Historical Abuse Review Team (IHART) named its first investigative team. Its task is to investigate historical reports of child abuse at NTM’s school at Vianopolis, Brazil.


Sept 2011 – IHART received all of NTM’s files on historical child abuse cases in Bolivia, Brazil, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Mexico, Venezuela and Panama. Investigations were slated to begin as investigators were in place. Experienced investigators were being recruited, interviewed and oriented.


Dec 2011 - IHART named its second investigative team. This team is investigating historical reports of child abuse at NTM's school at Tambo, Bolivia. Over the next few weeks the team began receiving information and orientation and met with each other. The team began contacting survivors the week of January 1, 2012.


Jan 2012 – 1) Investigators began reviewing historical and general information from Vianopolis school and field records. The team began conducting follow-up interviews with identified survivors and those wishing to provide information to the team. 2) IHART named its third investigative team. This team is investigating historic reports of child abuse at NTM's school in Panama.



Is NTM the same today as it was 20 years ago? I pray to God that it isn’t. God may choose to close down NTM. God may choose to allow NTM to continue to exist. We don’t know what the future may be but we want to act in a way that reflects His character


Since the mid 90’s, NTM has continued to establish and strengthen child protection policies and procedures. This has not happened at all locations at the same rate, and although just one incident of abuse is one too many, statistics show that the incidence of child abuse dropped off dramatically in the mid 90’s. Our training programs teach prevention and accountability. Our screening procedures have improved dramatically. Our educational emphasis in our mission, including home schooling, day schools and our few remaining boarding home programs are focused on what is best for each individual child, not what is best for “the work.” We cannot undo the past, but our watchwords in the area of abuse must be – “Never Again.”


I pray that NTM will demonstrate the fruits of genuine repentance. If we don’t, I pray that God removes us quickly.


Brian Shortmeier

Director of Child Protection

NTM USA Executive Board Member

March 24, 2012
What are three years, four months and five days?
A very long time.


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