Friday, September 9, 2011

Hephzibah House

Many have seen my Facebook posts lately in regards to the Hephzibah House located in Winona Lake, Indiana. Although this may seem like just another case of human rights and abuse, it is very close to my heart because of what I went through as a child. Hephzibah House is very similar in it's beliefs to the cult that my family was a part of. In addition, a childhood friend of mine was sent here for 2 years when her mother felt she was rebelling.
 

It would be easy for me to stay out of these types of issues. My family is no longer a part of the cult, and all the pain we experienced is in the past. It doesn't feel good to relive the hurt. However, as a fellow sister in Christ to these girls, I know it is the least I can do to stand up for their cause. I wish someone had done the same for me as I was growing up.


I know what it's like to be belittled, embarrassed, abused, and lonely. It breaks my heart to think of young innocent girls being treated this way.  It's going to affect them for the rest of their lives. God has brought me through my past for a reason, and even though I can't change things, I have a voice that these girls in Hephzibah House do not have. 


 Watch a video summarizing the situation at Hephzibah House
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/09/01/ac-tuchman-ungodly-home.cnn?iref=videosearch


Visit a website dedicated to girls who have been in Hephzibah house over the past years. 
http://formerhephzibahgirls.webs.com/


It seems like a hopeless cause. This organization is protected under the law. However, it is the voice of the people that can change things. 
You can write to or call: 
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (317) 232-4567
     http://www.in.gov/apps/afss/afss2

    Indiana Representative David Wolkins (800) 382-9841
    Winona Lake Mayor Ernie Wiggins (574) 372-9595 ewiggins@warsaw.in.gov


Matthew 25:40
 
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you,
whatever you did for one of the least of these
brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’


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