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Petition to The Board of VOM USA, Jim Dau

Investigate Why Voice of the Martyrs Funded the Abuse of Nigerian Orphans

In January 2016, while on a mission trip to Nigeria, we were told by some people there of great wickedness that was being perpetrated in Voice of the Martyrs work in Nigeria. Voice of the Martyrs is a ministry that purports to help persecuted Christians. In Nigeria, there were many victims of Muslim persecution, and it was one of their highest profile countries for fundraising. There were several projects in Nigeria, including the Stephen's Center - a home for children effected by persecution, Basic Response - which arranged for care of attack victims, and a prosthetic clinic - to provide limbs for those who had lost them.  We have returned twice after that initial trip to investigate, and are convinced that instead of helping the people of Nigeria, Voice of the Martyrs has been harming people in tragic and shameful ways. For the full story, please watch the video we've posted online, Persecuting the Persecuted. The wickedness we have uncovered includes the following: Isaac Newton, the director of the Voice of the Martyrs in Nigeria, has been accused by many credible witnesses of habitually sexually assaulting girls in the Stephen's Center Isaac continued this abuse by threatening the victims and their families with expulsion from the school or the removal of Voice of the Martyrs monetary assistance Isaac has retaliated against anyone who confronted him or tried to end his wickedness Isaac had stolen much of the funds that was provided by Voice of the Martyrs The children in the Stephen's Center have been mistreated and not provided with the food and supplies that they need Financial corruption has been rampant through Voice of the Martyrs in Nigeria Many victims have not received the money that was specifically raised to help them Through our conversations in Nigeria and more than a year spent urging Voice of the Martyrs to act, we discovered wrongdoing closer to home. It seems that Voice of the Martyrs had reason to know what was going on, and their actions have covered up the evil that was done instead of fighting to end it. There are Voice of the Martyrs ministries in many different countries that although separate, often collaborate. VOM USA is the largest by far and gave most of the funding, and had the most oversight over Nigeria. In our video, you can find a more complete story of our interactions with VOM USA. But to summarize: VOM USA investigated these allegations years before we heard of them. They said their efforts uncovered nothing, yet in just a few days we could assemble a story from many witnesses and while it should not be sufficient for a court, it should have been sufficient to start a real investigation. We know that the allegations of molestation were reported to VOM USA in 2015, yet they did not investigate, but insisted that the abuse had been done by an employee who had died. VOM USA promised to have multiple outside investigations done, but no investigators ever contacted us for any information and we never heard about it again. VOM USA supported Isaac in his efforts to fire two employees who were reporting his abuse, without caring to investigate those allegations of abuse. Even when they eventually defunded Isaac, VOM USA gave land and goods worth over $100,000 to him - someone who they had every reason to believe was abusing those who he claimed to be helping. In our conversations with VOM USA we have on many occasions been told false or contradictory information. VOM USA seems to have been working to delay and distract us to avoid dealing with the issue. VOM USA has repeatedly denied any responsibility for what went on by claiming that VOM in Nigeria was a completely separate organization that they just funded. Yet that obscures the reality that they were far more involved and intertwined, VOM USA having managerial authority over Nigerian employees, making hiring and firing decisions.  Voice of the Martyrs has repeatedly failed to investigate serious wrongdoing when given the opportunity. They have sided with the oppressors instead of the victims. They have repeatedly proven themselves untrustworthy.  We believe that Voice of the Martyrs needs to bring in independent, outside investigators from a well-respected third party to conduct a full investigation and publicly release their findings. Donors need to understand why VOM USA did not fight to end this evil when it was brought to their attention. We need to understand who was involved in allowing this to happen, and how we can have confidence that it will never happen again in VOM USA.    "To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke" - Isaiah 58:6b  "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light." - Ephesians 5:11-13 "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." - 1 John 3:19-21  

Reformation Baptist Church
278 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Madison County Courthouse, Judge E. Bailey Browning, III, Congressman Ted Yoho, Senator Bill Montford, Greg S. Parker

Protect Toddler With Autism From Abusive Father

Tell Madison County Florida Courts That We The People Want to Keep Mihael Safe From His Abusive Father!   1.       Shortly after the child was born his father signed and had notarized a document to relieve him of his parental rights. 2.       On August the 16th, 2013 The Child’s mother had to get a domestic violence summons against the Father because of violence towards members of household, including the child and damage of property. He had walked off with the child and returned with a bleeding hole in his head, the father refused to explain, he was just a new born. Social Worker Erin Graves investigated and found the Domestic Violence to exist. 3.       On November 30th, 2014 at the end of the Petitioner’s first and only unsupervised visitation, which was a four day visit, the child was returned to his mother the same clothing he was wearing when his mother dropped the child off for visitation. The child had a second degree cigarette burn to the face, moderate diaper rash, tina corporis/ Ringworm and a bump on his head. The incident was listed as suspected child abuse. The hospital called the State Police for Criminal Abuse/ Child and Officer B Hill made a report of the abuse and took photographs of the injuries. Officer Hill advised the Mother to take steps to have visitation with the Petitioner stopped 4.       The father had multiple disappearances and stays in Mental hospitals, for wanting to kill others, and himself. There were also threats to neighbors of the mother left on their garage. 5.       On November the 16th, 2015, officers had to be called to the home of the mother, where for approximately ten hours the Father held the mother, the child, and the child’s grandmother hostage inside the home while keeping a knife to the child’s throat. The child witnessed his mother be beat by his father the mother, threatening to burn the house down with everyone inside it. A neighbor noticed something was wrong and called State Troopers, who arrived with guns drawn. Officers escorted the father off the property to be mentally evaluated and later that night served him the Domestic Violence Summons. 6.       On November the 18th 2015 Social Service Worker Mandy Scott started an investigation, where Mandy Scott found the abuse by the father to be substantiated. Social services in Kentucky where these incidents took place, do not want the father to have visitation. 7.       On November the 25th 2015 a Domestic Violence Order was issued against the Father, which lists him to stay away no less than 500 feet away from from the Mother, the child, and the rest of their family, no exceptions. 8.       Social Worker Mandy Scott has said in an email that while the Domestic Violence Order is standing the father would not be able to get any type of visitation. 9.       Shortly after moving to Florida, the family’s home which was empty and had no power burned to the ground, after the father had said multiple times he was going to burn it to the ground with everyone in it. 10.   The father has hired people to watch the family, which is against federal law, and police in the father’s own home town wish to press charges for this because it is his home town where he hired them. 11.    The Mother has given to the court multiple reports and evidence of the abuse of the child by his father. 12.   The Child has autism, he is on the severe side of autism spectrum disorder, along with PTSD and Separation Anxiety from the incident where his father held him at knife point for ten hours and he witnessed the violence against his mother on November 16th 2015. The child has not spoken since the incident on November 16th 2015, and is going to therapy three times a week now. 13.   The original Judge on the case here in Florida said he would not give any visitation with the father, unless it was supervised and video typed. 14.   Judge Decker the original Judge has been suspended for reasons not having to do with this case. A new Judge, Judge Browning took over the case, while the mother was unavailable for her child’s appointments. The Judge never looked at the case file, the evidence, or the testimony of Social Workers and stated the mother was to write a response, though the response would not matter because she did not want the father to have visitation, but he was giving him 50/50 parental responsibility, and is going to let him take the child to Tennessee for days at a time, which places the child in danger of physical and mental abuse by the father. Even the child’s doctors are saying it is dangerous and will cause mental distress. The judge also does not care about the child’s medical appointments. Nor does the Judge care about the violence protection order. The Judge did not even read the case file nor look at the evidence in the case file, the Judge himself stated three times he "Thumb'd through it," which is a violation of civil rights. SO LET’S TELL MADISON COUNTY COURTS IN FLORIDA WE WANT MIHAEL KEPT SAFE!  

Betty Smith
58 supporters
This petition won 3 weeks ago

Petition to Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Rauner, Donald Trump, Mark Kirk, Bobby Rush, Luis Gutierrez, Danny Davis, Tammy Duckworth, Jan Schakowsky, Daniel Lipinski, Rodney Davis, Cheri Bustos, Adam Kinzinger, Mike Quigley, Randy Hultgren, Robin Kelly, Bill Foster, Peter Roskam, Mike Bost, Robert Dold, Illinois Governor, Illinois State Senate, Illinois State House, Pat Tiberi, Jim McDermott, Jim Sensenbrenner, Sheila Jackson Lee, Joe Pitts, Gene Green, Phil Roe, Jared Polis, Lindsey Graham, Sheldon Whitehouse, Ted Cruz, Christopher Coons, Lamar Alexander, Patty Murray, Rand Paul, Mike Enzi, Bernie Sanders, Pat Toomey, Debbie Stabenow, Mike Pence

Prosecute the four teens who horrificly tortured and abused a disabled Chicago man

In the video that was originally posted on Facebook, the victim is seen bound in duct tape and being tormented by his African-American captors, who also cut his clothes and hair. Comments from the captors, such as "F--- Donald Trump" and "F--- white people," can be heard on the video. A second video that was posted online shows the victim forced to walk on all fours and drink water from a toilet bowl. His captors also coerce him into shouting, "F--- Donald Trump" in the video. Whether the victim supported the president-elect had nothing to do with why the man was held hostage and tormented, Duffin said Thursday. The victim’s family held a brief press conference Thursday night in Crystal Lake. The victim’s brother-in-law, David Boyd, told reporters the teen was "doing as well as he could be at this time.”

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