Missionary Kids hold meeting in Atlanta
Next weekend (Apr 17-19) MKSafetyNet is holding our second international conference for missionary kid survivors in Atlanta, GA.
It’s an amazing group of people: men and women who were taken abroad as children when their devout parents became missionaries in developing nations. They lived away from their moms and dads and were often treated brutally and abused repeatedly by “dorm parents.”
(A great source of information about this: http://www.allgodschildrenthefilm.com/The_Film.htm)
As adults, in the early/mid 1990s, these brave and courageous victims began to organize, reach out, support each other and expose the horrors they endured in these isolated settings. We in SNAP had the honor of helping them a bit in this process (as we’ve helped other groups of survivors in other institutions organize). In 2013, I personally had the pleasure and honor of speaking at one of their conferences.
We wish the members of MKSafetyNet success in Atlanta and beyond!