This piece by former Mercy Ministries staff member Sian was originally published on her personal blog, Wide Awake…, and can be viewed here.
I have not done this to slander or lie. It is not out of bitterness but out of a desire for something good to come out of all this.
I want Mercy Ministries to be accountable, to someone that can challenge and act if necessary.
I want Mercy Ministries to self-evaluate and admit their flaws…and learn from them. Turn away from the blame culture and admit that their current programme might actually not be working as well as they imagine.
I want Mercy Ministries to value people for who they are, not what they can do.
I want Mercy Ministries to value relationship… building someone up to throw them away when they fall or struggle is so damaging.
I want Mercy Ministries to appoint qualified individuals. I believe that the idea that God qualifies the called only works if they are actually qualified.
I want a program where healing comes from professional treatment alongside family and faith…not one without the other.
I want Mercy Ministries to embrace different views and learn from them, not see them as a threat.
I want a professional attitude.
I want Mercy Ministries to follow the law. To strive to do more than the minimum. To strive to make sure they meet all legal requirements.