Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: January 16, 2019 06:05AM
I wish that there was some way to do keep an on-going "spreadsheet" of everything that has been discovered, revealed, and what still needs documentation. Congregants were lied to, abused in every possible way.
Every time I read (here or on a chat, or ??) that one other item has been discovered and exposed, my heart does little somersaults and yipees!
Each little bit learned validates all the cautions and red flags that we felt. That doesn't take away from knowing the wrong we've been done, or the heartbreak of spending year in a cult. But each little bit makes those times - of being reprimanded for not being spiritual enough, makes the put downs and planned isolation, the hurts, the separation of families - a little less impactful. As I write this I am starting to think that the T-shirt from the '70's showing the mouse (or whatever) boldly giving the finger to the hawk, now has new meaning!
Mary - First a huge thank you. I know you are tirelessly working toward every possible thing that can be followed up on. Your persistence is greatly appreciated - but please take care of yourself. If there is anything we can do, don't hesitate to ask.
Prettyboy - I appreciate the slant that you bring to these pages. You are able to recognize, even after years of being away - as have many - the damage and the effect of it. Perhaps when it all comes crumbling down, we can do our own regional reunion. Find a location where we can all sit face to face in the same room. Life is too short, my friend, to do otherwise. We (Dave and I) are so happy to have you back - on paper at least!!
Changedagain - Carry on, I'm smiling.