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Pr. Marvin

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Review for Hope of Survivors, Sonoma, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a former board member, a pastor closely associated with the Nelsons, and a supporter of "Hope of Survivors." I have watched this ministry from its infancy and am so pleased to see it grow to an international resource for clergy and parishioners alike. Steve and Samantha have worked so hard, without any personal benefit other than restoring broken lives. Born out of their own pain and struggles this has become a truly healing ministry.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Just let God continue to develop what He has begun.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

Role:  Advisor
 

Review for Hope of Survivors, Sonoma, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a pastor for over 37 years I have seen more times than I want to recall the tragedy of clergy abuse. I have also known Steve and Samantha for several years and am well aware of the countless lives they have touched with this ministry. As they serve from experience they also serve with tremendous skill, sensitivity, and professionalism. Too many churches and organizations are reluctant to address this problem and as a result many lives have been severely damaged. Hope of /Survivors can not only help victims, but can also effectively help pastors and church administrators avoid the problem before it starts. THOS is a powerful tool across denominational lines.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I spent a significant amount of time working with Steve and Samantha when they were going through their own crisis and have watched them develop this amazing ministry from the ground up. I served on their board for a few years and now am blessed to hear testimonies of those they have ministered to.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not aware of organizational changes needed.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I served on their board for a few years.