> As another matter of record, mention of the
> Family Missionary Fellowship as an integral
> part of my missionary training has been
> stated by me in several prominent
> interviews, including NEWSWEEK, Feb. 7th,
> 2001 (regional East Asian edition).I also
> mentioned it in a long interview that was
> published with one of the primary English
> dailies here several years ago.
> I think that pretty much speaks for itself,
> doesn't it?
No, I don't think it speaks for itself at all.
Personally, I am not interested in tracking down Family members to expose them - I would much rather leave it in the Lord's hands. It was different when it was that abusive guy who got the "Father of the Year" award after he had traumatically and violently abused many children in the Family. That made me see red.
But Tim, I don't think it says a thing when you say Family Missionary Fellowship was an integral part of your missionary training. That is about as deceitful as you can get really. If you really want to be honest, why don't you say "Family Missionary Fellowship, which used to be known as The Children of God or The Family" or "which was an offshoot of the Children of God organizaion?" And we all know the reasons you don't say those kind of things - we have all been there and done that. Because you would not receive an iota of support from people who know the truth.
You sound like a very kind and caring person. I believe that you believe in what you are doing with all your heart, as we all did when we were in the Family. But when you are not able to tell the direct truth about your background and your beliefs, it should raise some red flags somewhere that something is not right.