Guidepost Solutions Report to the SBC re: Sexual Abuse Allegations

By: Russell Martin, President

Missouri Baptist Children's Home
Posted: May 27, 2022

The report recently released by Guidepost Solutions addressing sexual abuse allegations within the Southern Baptist Convention is heartbreaking.  It reveals an ongoing pattern of abuse, cover-ups, and misuse of power by those in whom people should have been able to trust.  We grieve for the survivors and their families.  The report recommends steps that can be taken to address the failures of the past and to put into place policies and procedures to provide protection in the future.

Sexual abuse is one of the most heinous crimes that can take place.  Its impact is felt for a lifetime.

Missouri Baptist Children's Home is committed to doing all we can to address and eliminate sexual abuse.  And we also want to provide programs to promote hope, healing, and restoration to the victims and survivors.  

One of the ways we do this is by providing the "Stewards of Children" traning to churches, schools, and other community groups.  This training helps the participants to recognize signs of sexual abuse and how to respond.  We have staff willing, able, and ready to provide this training, so please reach out to us so we can scheudle a training event in your area.  This is done at minimal or no cost to you.

You may know that we provide services to those who have been victimized and are survivors of human trafficking.  This is not just a big city problem.  This touches every part of the state.

I encourage you to pray for and support the survivors of the tragedy of sexual abuse.  I encourage you to be active in promoting safety protocols in your church and in your community.  We are here to partner with you.  Give us a call. 

 

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