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February 17, 2011

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February 17, 2011

Several years ago we became acquainted with the ministry of Hope of Survivors and were impressed with Samantha and Steve's love and understanding extended to hurting women. Their desire to reach out and give HOPE by pointing the wounded to Jesus has been just the encouragement that was so desperately needed . May God continue to bless them in their ministry.

Dona Mae

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization by observing their work with the public at seminars where we were both exhibitors.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would like to be able to donate to help enlarge their ability to help more troubled women. It is too bad that the double standard of purity for men and women, extend so freely into our churches.

February 17, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

During a short meeting I had with one of the staff, I was happy to discover that Hope Survivors had the solutions to one of the challenges we were facing in our church!~ and the situation has since improved. This is a great organization with more potential than words can describe!

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February 17, 2011

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February 17, 2011

The Hope of Servivors has been a blessing to thounsands of people in the USA and around the world. They do their job with passion, compasion, and love.

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Grand Rapids, MI

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February 17, 2011
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February 17, 2011
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I am a member of a church in which I wasn't a victim, but I know of two other people that were victims of a pastor's sexual misconduct. When these indiscretions were brought before the church, the church split, with some members following him and actually supporting him. They justified his actions by saying they didn't see him in the act with their own eyes, or that he's just as human as anybody else and makes mistakes---no man is perfect. In 2009, he was accused of raping an 18 year old, but the authorities discovered the act was consensual. His new church ran the young lady out of the church and still supported him. Last year, he and another member explained sexually explicit cell phone pictures. When he was caught, again, the church supported him and ran her away from the church.

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This organization has helped me to understand how "brainwashed" seemingly saved and righteous people can be. It has also allowed me to see how the scriptures can be twisted to support this type of behavior.

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February 17, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

Samantha has demonstrated a keen ability to motivate and challenge people to speak out against a unique form of sexual abuse within Christian circles. Hope of Survivors provides excellent resources and support to victims of clergy abuse.

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I have read some of the testimonials of those who have been helped.

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February 3, 2011
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February 3, 2011
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The need for reform in the clergy abuse field is shown in the fact that The Hope of Suvivors has gone international in such a short time. We have all known for a long time that an intervention to help these victims move on with their lives is so important. THOS helps the victims regain their self respect and their lives. Hopefully I will never need their services....but, for those that need to obtain council for clergy abuse, we can only pray they find THOS. Finding them will be helped by grants and donations that allow them to send out information and for seminars.....this is a chairity that helps abused victims everyday.
Freda

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I have not personally experienced the results of this organization. But, I can see the need.....it is in the news everyday. And they talk about revenge....THOS talks about healing.

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They need to find a steady means of support. The income is so scattered, the founders are always taking money out of pocket to help the charity along.

February 3, 2011
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Review from Guidestar
February 3, 2011
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Samantha and Steve were there for my fiance' and his family when he couldn't find anyone else to understand the devastation and resulting destruction of his family unit following the manipulation, grooming and betrayal of their trusted pastor. Samantha's emails enlightened him and enabled him to see that he wasn't alone in the despair that he felt. Steve counseled him and got him to understand the importance of forgiveness. The Hope of Survivors came to be at the same time my fiance' was looking for someone to help him through his crisis. Was it divine intervention? We think so!

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I was there through the whole process and communicated with Samantha by email. She always responded with encouragement and understanding.

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I think the organization is doing a fantastic job. I wouldn't change a thing, except shower them with the funds that they need to expand their ministry.

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Life-changing

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