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Author:  MK MINDA [ Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:38 pm ]

I am so angered at what happened at Tambo with R H. I have been in contact with one who was in leadership with him and he doesn't seem to know much.... he said regarding Rich: "after sorting out mission policy he was dismissed from the mission." What about what was the RIGHT thing to do regardless of any POLICY?? They seem to think that just asking forgiveness from the parents was enough??????? I am simply APPALLED that no one else was informed. And his own pastor didn't even know??? HELLOOOOOO

Author:  MK [ Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:37 am ]

It is amazing to me that the school did not tell the staff or kids what happened with RH. I knew why he was asked to leave, and I was a kid in another country at the time.

Author:  mosquito bite [ Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:57 am ]

What was said to the field when RH left Paraguay? Was he dismissed? Who on the field or at hdqtrs knew the real story? What did people in Paraguay think was the reason?
PTL for the support and understanding you have on this site. And for the encouragement you have been, also.

Author:  Denise [ Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:47 pm ]

There have been other incidents since then at Tambo where teachers were all of the sudden booted out of the school and then back to their countries without the student body being told anything. My friend told me when one female teacher was all the sudden sent away everyone was puzzled and this friend was so worried about her they went to see her which turned into another huge incident, but that is their story to tell. Seems that keeping students and parents in the dark was common practice clear into the late 1990's.

Author:  JerryB [ Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:35 pm ]

Denise wrote:
... Seems that keeping students and parents in the dark was common practice clear into the late 1990's.

I think they want to avoid having to answer difficult questions, and that they think any failure would reflect poorly on the leadership.

Author:  Gene Long [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:24 am ]

down and out wrote:
You know what's crazy is that I do agree that missionaries who were dismissed were protected in every way from exposure..but heaven help any kid who was thrown out of school! Everyone got to hear what they did! Again..we were second..make that fourthclass citizens as kids and we were without an advocate...DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN!!! "Suffer the little children to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of heaven" Jesus.

The protection was only extended to missionaries who were dismissed for sexual offenses against children. For those who divorced, committed adultery or other moral offenses, no words were spared. Those who who strayed into the tongues / healing movement were unstable and deceived. Those who had doctrinal differences were rigid, unbalanced, legalistic or unloving. Those who quit for any reason were labeled disgruntled, and anything they pointed out, no matter how awful, was considered evidence of bitterness and ignored.

All this while those who sexually abused children were protected, their good names lauded in Family News and their crimes hidden. By whom? By the same people who told young parents that the mission schools represented the best solution to their children's educational and social needs. By the same people who denigrated "home schoolers" as having a weak and ineffective ministry.

And, even today, victims are forced to beg for the release of information regarding crimes committed against them. And they are met with silence.

Author:  Tambo MK [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:45 am ]

down and out wrote:
Incidentally, Bob Fisher was also dismissed for sexual abuse when he worked at Tambo. One of these guys told me that every job he ever had was working with young boys...don't want to be too specific but you could flip a coin and win, either way..

My understanding at the time was that he was dismissed over something that happened sexually between him and another adult connected to the mission who later confessed while the Fishers were on furlough (which is why they went away on furlough and then never came back - nothing was said to the students to explain it). Once that came out, more and more former students started speaking up about abuse that happened to them while students, but nothing came of it. My impression was that there was no interest in pursuing those stories because they had already kicked him out of the mission.

Author:  dad who gets it now [ Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:39 am ]

Hi MK Minda, I'm rejoicing with you that Jesus has brought you a measure of freedom and a voice to fight this evil. He has brought you many on this forum who are fighting alongside you and encouraging you as you bring this into the light. Way to go! I believe that Sanford had a policy of letting you see pertinent documents so long as you go to Sanford in person and request that to see them. Has this policy been rescinded,- does anyone know?

Author:  Bruised but not Broken [ Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:57 pm ]

Gene Long wrote:
Emerald wrote:
MK Minda, it sounds like you may be referring to RICHARD HINE---he's in the UK. He did sexually molest a victim at Tambo, and was dismissed by NTM. His FB says he was with NTM 15 yrs. Pedophiles don't stop at one victim, so there must be more of you out there that can tell us about RICHARD HINE.

Rich Hine was dismissed from Bolivia in 1991. Was he reported to the authorities?

Shortly after this, Bob and Chris Fisher were also dismissed from Bolivia. Does anyone know the circimstances surrounding this?

New Tribes never publishes the reasons for dismissal, but from comparing information on this site with published statements from NTM, it seems like adultery and child molestation are the main reasons for dismissal.

Author:  Bruised but not Broken [ Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:08 pm ]

Gene, The info I have on Fishers is not first hand, but was shared with me by someone in the know. Don't know if you ever got the details. Tried to send a personal message, but it didn't fly; technologically challenged. :)

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