recovery from the Move, Sam Fife, Sapa, Bowen's Mill
Date: February 19, 2006 12:00PM
I am not personally in recovery from this group...but I know alot of people that are. I have seen some good and some bad come from these "communties". Not sure I could handle the amount of control that exist on these farms. The dozen or so people that I know have some wounds, but the having grown up in the "spirit filled" church the wounds do not seem different just more extreme. For example, as a child when you are told Jesus is coming back soon and he does not come back right away you are disheartened. In The Move I have heard stories of them giving an exact date and time of Jesus' return and when that did not happen it created some depression.
My friends sister is still in Alaska. It is very hard to watch the family here miss her so much. When the sister wants to come visit her family the 'elders' have to approve the visit! It just seems that there has to be some brainwashing to get people to agree to being controlled that much...I have also known some to get bitter, some that have to go back, some that are still healing, and others that are just fine and have learned from the experience.
To tell all the stories would take hours...there is a SAM FIFE website that is quite fascinating.