Fall 2018 social media engagement (Oct-Dec 2018)

In the fall of 2018, missionaries Joe Mauk and Miriam Bongolan, who had initially reported the abuse allegations at Sankey, began posting about Sankey again on Facebook. In November and December, supporters of Tom Randall began engaging in the comment threads on these posts.

Some line breaks have been added for readability.

October 26, 2018–Joe Mauk reposts Miriam’s 5-year summary

It is five years since my daughter, Miriam Bongolan, received reports of abuse happening at a children’s home that we had been involved in establishing. She has re-capped her feelings of the last five years of frustration in the post below. We have tried everything we could to help the victims and make the truth known and, in return, have been labeled vindictive and destructive to God’s work. Here is Miriam’s post:

“It’s just a kiss,” they say.

Let me ask you, if your daughter came home from school one day and told you that her teacher wouldn’t help her unless she kissed him, would you say “It’s okay, honey, it’s just a kiss!”? Would you say, “That’s too bad, honey, but he is a really great teacher and we don’t want to upset his career so just pretend it didn’t happen!”?

Of course not!

We would never say that to our children. We fight for our children and their safety against all odds.

But what if it wasn’t your daughter, what if it was just some third world orphan in another country? What if she was in an orphanage that happened to be the biggest funding generator for a fantastic missionary that was worshiped by his Megachurch?

Well, then it is “just a kiss”.

And it should be kept secret, cuz the ministry is really great and we wouldn’t want to ruin it.

But then what if you found out it wasn’t just one kiss? It wasn’t just one girl? What if you found out it was the boys too? That they were raped? Sodomized?

Then would it still be a secret for the sake of ministry?

Their answer is yes. Yes, it is still a secret. And anyone who says otherwise is a liar, troublemaker, slanderer, destroying the Christian Church.

For five years I have watched a Mega Church and Mega Ministry thrive off the backs of abused kids who are bribed and threatened to lie and cover up the evil forced upon them- “for the sake of the ministry”.

This is exactly what they are told: “Let it go and forgive, because God just wants you to love everyone and you shouldn’t destroy the ministry.”

Is this what the Christian Church has come to?

We are up in arms about the abuse in the Catholic Church but turn a blind eye to the abuse in our own churches and ministries.

We shrug off the sexual assault our missionary kids go through, we say the assault of orphans isn’t our problem, we convince ourselves it wasn’t real.

On the backs of the broken, assaulted, used children we have grown our ministries.

Is this the way Jesus would have wanted it? Would he want us to toss aside victims in defense of the worldly glory of the perpetrators?

According to the vast majority of the Christian world the answer is “Yes! Jesus is not calling us to stand up and confront evil. He wants to avoid truth, ignore justice, and discard orphans and children for the sake of His reputation”.

Why do I say this?

Because in five years of me telling the story of these girls and boys who were so evilly used. I can count on two hands the number of people who have cared.

I can count on one hand the number of people who fought with us to bring truth.

But I have lost count of the number of missionaries, pastors, churches, and friends who have said…

Let it go… Are you sure it’s true… Just reconcile… God would want you to forgive… Is it worth the fight… Does it really matter… It’s been five years, move on… He is a great missionary and done great work, why does it matter if anyone knows…

Is this what we have come to?

Everyday, I watch a girl who has been outcast and slandered for telling the truth. I watch her struggle as she navigates her way through life with the burden of abuse. I watch her shrink when she is attacked for speaking the truth.

Worse. I watch the man covering up her abuse being applauded in churches. I watch the man who abused her being recognized as a great man of God, a “jeans and t-shirt version of Mother Theresa”. I watch the kids too afraid to speak the truth living in fear and slavery.

All controlled by the same thing. All controlled by the love of money, personal gain, and earthly glory.

Whom do we turn to? Who will finally listen to our stories? Who will help the abused receive justice and healing?

The answer?

No one.

We try and try and try. But no one listens. No one cares.

Where is Christ’s Church?

They are busy seeking their own contentment, worshiping their pastors, glorying in their ministries.

They are bystanders.

Bystanders to evil.

Bystanders to gross evil.

Content to let the church grow and thrive on the backs of the abused.

People ask us, is it worth it?

Was it worth being threatened with deportation and law suits? Yes!

Was it worth it losing our financing backer for capital developments at our site? Yes!

Was it worth sitting in courts while pregnant (twice!)? Taking in the kids who didn’t want to go back? Spending money on them to get their feet on the ground? Yes!

It is worth the potential slander accusation, loss of ministry contacts, maybe even bad publicity for our conference centers? YES!

It is, was, and will always be worth it to fight for these kids, for truth.

If you don’t know what happened, and would like to know the details, just PM me. (Miriam Bongolan, Edwin Bongolan)

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Nov 2 at 5:18 PM)

Hi Joe,

Do you remember me I did several of the basketball trips and worked a camp at your place for a week a few years back? Time sure flys, it feels like just yesterday I was there.

I have been following the case on Tom and Karen for the past few years and the stuff said on social media. I have a concern I felt lead to share with you.

The case was dismissed and the Judge made his ruling based on evidence and testimonies. An investigation was done by authorities placed in that position by the people. Due process was done and it was put to rest.

I think biblically we are told to respect that ruling and move on. Sometimes we don’t like the outcome but God says very clearly to respect those in authority over us as long as it doesn’t clash with his word.

I don’t want to attack you at all, just share my point of view. I’ve seen several postings saying bad things about the Randall’s and the church they attend. To me that is gossip and slander.

There was due process and an investigation and the case was dismissed. If you have proof of something by all means bring it to the authorities. If not could you kindly stop this action as it’s hurting the body of Christ.

If you are mad or upset about the outcome that is ok but to keep talking badly about the Randall’s and a church hurts the Kingdom and all of us believers.

I know the kids there and have a great relationship with them. I love them as if they were my own and would never want to see them hurt in anyway. I know this kind of talk does hurt them.

It’s time to move past this situation and continue to share the love of Jesus with people.

I would gladly talk to you about any of this. I’m just seeing the body of Christ being torn apart over something that has been ruled on whether you like it or not.

Please don’t feel attacked…we are brothers in The Lord and need to be on the same page of loving people and Christ. The rest we leave to God

Thanks…..Jim

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Nov 2 at 5:52 PM)

Jim Brinkerhoff, Hi Jim,

I do remember you. I understand your concern but almost everything you have been told is a lie and can be proven so by documented evidence and first-person witness testimony, much of which is already in the public domain. What is happening at present is not by my push and I could not stop it if I tried. Tom and Joe Coffey have perpetrated an intentional coverup of facts relating to the Sankey case. Apart from the mishandling of the Sankey abuse reports, several independent advocates have become greatly concerned over this 5-year coverup of truth carried out by a highly esteemed mega church and missionary.

Since our narrative and the Tom/Joe narrative are diametrically opposed, the only real solution is a credible independent investigation by an organization like GRACE.

Yes, we could be quiet and ignore it but even if I chose to, the other advocates would not be silent for they are committed to exposing the truth. There are victims still pleading to be heard.

But Jim, are you saying victims’ voices should be ignored for the sake of the church’s testimony?

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Comment: Miriam Bongolan (Nov 2 at 5:55 PM)

Hi Jim,

I’m Miriam Bongolan. I am the one who started this, who got the letters from the girls, and who will be fighting for them till my dying breath. If you would like to discuss the evidence and why I am pouring so much of my life into this, feel free to PM me.

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Comment: Martha Mauk Goebel (Nov 2 at 6:41 PM)

the public records here in the Philippines do not even indicate case dismissal. It did not proceed for failure of witnesses to appear (as they were mentally exhausted). The judge made no ruling on the charges themselves.

I’m a bit more positive re Philippine investigations then most I guess. But the intervening force in this case was the Ohio State Senator. The Philippine NBI did a great job and had it all wrapped up and nailed down, until interference from the US (through Randall’s megachurch connections).

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Nov 2 at 6:48 PM)

Someone just asked one of the other advocates this question:

“One thing I find confusing. When Joe Mauk turned in the complaint to authorities, was he aware at the time that Tom Randall would possibly be arrested? Did he inform or in any way communicate with Tom that he was planning to do this? Also in Tom talking about prison, his life was in danger and he was physically beat up one time and threatened with death another. What is Joe’s take on this if you know?”

Here is my reply:

  1. I did not turn the complaint in to authorities. I turned my report over to a pastoral intervention team of a mega church. Their assessment was nothing could be done without them obtaining the highest level military assistance since Tom and Toto had strong ties to the local police and military. BUT, before I turned it over, Tom met with the teacher who had received the reports and given them to my daughter. He offered the teacher a gift to return and be silent. He threatened my daughter with deportation if she continued to be involved. He made it clear to me that he would not allow an outside investigation, resigned from my board (he was Chairman) and cut off communication with me. Then I turned in my report/affidavit to the pastoral team. My daughters obtained a contact with US Homeland Security. The USDHS interviewed the teacher and my daughter. They recommended that Philippine NBI do an investigation. The NBI found a former Sankey boy who gave first person testimony of being raped by the administrator’s son and two other staff members. This young man testified anonymously at first since his sister was still at Sankey and he feared for her safety. The NBI assured him that they would keep his sister safe after conducting a raid to stop the abuse. Yes I realized after all of this that Tom would be arrested, and rightly so. He was refusing to take action against the perpetrators of abuse.

  2. Tom was not mistreated in prison. It wasn’t actually prison proper. It was an NBI detention center for holding suspects while charges were being prepared and finalized. Cells are large open rooms not small units. Tom was already sick with flu at time of arrest. He actually recovered in detention. His condition was not because of mistreatment and he wasn’t beaten. NBI Detention Centers are much more professional than ordinary prisons.

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Nov 3 at 1:46 PM)

Joe, Why did you raid the compound with armed men and want the guards replaced who were guilty of nothing? I was there the morning it got raided. This after telling Tom you would wait for him to come first to

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Nov 3 at 2:20 PM)

The phillipines? DSWD Lucena took control of the investigation that is not Tom and Karens fault. You intervened again by telling authourities crimes you could/can not prove. To say Tom deserved to be arrested tells me a lot. If found guilt anyone deserves to go to prison but not until. You have no idea what happened to Tom after being arrested and taken to Manila or the days he spent in prison. You say he had a large cell but make it sound like it was a resort. 40 other people were in there with him. You have no compassion for causing a friend and partner and huge contributer to your ministry to arrested and falsely jailed …..innocent until proven guilty!!!!! you had the homeland security,NBI, DSWD, and the Philippine court system at your disposal and the case was dismissed but still you blame the Randalls, their church and anyone else who doesn’t see it the same as you. The Randall’s and their church are not responsible for this behavior and attitude. Im sure they don’t respond because its been 5 years and the court of law dismissed the case. They have a fruitful ministry and want to move on. You are trying to retry the case on social media and recruit people to harass good churches that support the Randall’s. You have accused the Randall’s, their church, their friends, their staff, their Pastor where is the prove? You wonder why Tom quit your board and ignores you…..really? This behavior is not Godly or honorable Joe (James 4:11) Why has all this evidence not been filed with the authorities? Why would it make sense to put it out on social media? If you have a case and prove I understand go to the authorities and let them take action. Just bashing Tom and Karen and people involved with them is just not right. There is due process for the safety of all of us. Do whats right and stop bashing Tom and his ministry. Work things out with the authorities if you need to but until then its gossip and you know God hates that

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Nov 3 at 5:48 PM)

I recruit no one.

I had no agency “at my disposal”.

I have always provided what assistance I could when requested by victims and authorities.

At the request of the victims we helped them go as far as they could feasibly go in the court system here. Although, on the one hand, they had been hoping for a conviction of the perpetrators, they were happy they had their sworn statements on record. Also, when defense attorneys filed a motion to quash, it was ultimately denied by the judge but the legal proceedings allowed more of their testimony to be a matter of public record. The defense attorney filed an appeal to the court of appeals asking to reverse the judge’s decision not to quash the case. Just last year, 2017, the court of appeals ruled in support of the judge’s decision to deny the motion to quash. However, the victims had already decided not to spend the next ten years of their lives in court.

This situation is not unique. As I have become aware of the sadly great number of institutional abuse cases the pattern is:

  1. Denial
  2. Discrediting the victims and those who report in their behalf.
  3. Refusing an outside independent investigation.

If, as you and Tom allege, no abuse happened and this is a vindictive vendetta of a disgruntled former co-worker, then a G.R.A.C.E. Investigation could have proven you right years ago. Tom’s surplus mission funds of 2 million dollars (which he turned over to the church in August 2014, six months after arrest) could certainly have funded such an investigation and we would not be having this discussion now. But we are still pleading for such an investigation.

You say God hates gossip, which has many definitions but seems here to be applied to someone making truth known that is detrimental to a beloved, successful man in God’s work.

I will tell you what God hates. He hates stopping our ears to the cries of those who have been abused by the powerful.

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Nov 3 at 5:57 PM)

Forgot to mention. The local DSWD was tolerating the inappropriate administration of the Sankey Home. The regional DSWD gave a report in September 2013 (6 weeks before we received abuse reports) detailing the failures of and lack of administrative procedures. The regional and national DSWD were fully involved in approving the NBI raid/rescue and monitoring the care and ultimate release of the young people.

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Nov 3 at 6:09 PM)

Oh, another thing, I did not “raid” the compound with armed men. (Two months before NBI intervention) This is perhaps the false story that we have the most extensive evidence of disproving. The owner of the security agency arrived with replacement guards for Sankey including two lady guards for the protection of the girls’ dorm. Most of the replacement guards and ALL firearms waited outside in their van. Some unarmed guards with the unarmed owner entered to facilitate the transition which ultimately was done properly and publicly under the observation of the local police (whom Toto had called, after the military left, whom Toto had first called, the police rightly informing the military they were out of their jurisdiction!)

The next week Tom and Toto fired the security agency that had acted responsibly and replaced them with the exact same guards who had been looking the other way in the questionable Sankey activities.

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Comment: Miriam Bongolan (Nov 4 at 1:04 AM)

Jim, as I said before. Feel free to PM. We have answers to almost all your questions. Except one. We still grapple with why Tom continues to defend ToTo and push the narrative that no abuse happened. I still hope he will stop, and start defending the kids and the truth. If you feel like we are flippant in our accusations, please know that we are anything but. It took months before I finally accepted that Tom was not doing the right thing, and it broke my heart. He had been like a second father to me, officiated my wedding, I was one of his princesses. I am not flippant or bashing. It was a heartbreaking process. And still is. Though as the years have passed my heart cries now more for the kids and less for Tom. If you could read my post again, you could maybe see that my heart is breaking because of abuse and the general Christian response. We are not the vindictive family we are portrayed to be.

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Nov 5 at 12:56 AM)

Voices of Victims Recorded in August 2018! Maybe you can stop your ears from hearing them but I can’t.

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Nov 5 at 12:59 AM)

Voices of Victims Recorded in August 2018! Maybe you can stop your ears from hearing them but I can’t.

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Comment: Heideliza Barros Sayson (Nov 9 at ?)

Please stop. This is all not true. An exxagerated story. The Lord knows what’s the real story. Daddy Tom did nothing bad to us. Why can’t you just stop?😢😢 In the first place you’ve cause a lot of trouble to us. You seem really eager to put Daddy in prison. Please, just stop Mr. Mauk. If I would have to testify, Daddy is not guilty. It’s not Daddy Tom and Mommy Karen’s fault. It should have been in a Christian way. But you intervened Mr. Mauk. You I pray that the Lord may touch your heart Mr. Mauk. May the grace of God be with you. To anyone who would read this comment, I’m one of the Sankey kids. Please stop bashing Daddy and Mommy. The Lord knows the whole story. I’m not doing this because someone bribed me. No, I’m telling this because I want you all to know the truth.If only you would hear our story. May the love of God fills your heart.

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. Ephesians 4:2.

- I know the only thing that I can do is to pray for you.

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Nov 7, 2018–Joe Mauk posts article about court case timeline

An interested blogger has written an article on the court background of the Sankey case. It is well balanced but also makes clear that the issue is bigger than the court process itself. We are continuing to ask the church of Tom Randall to request an investigation by an experienced, professional anti-abuse organization to answer the question of was there abuse occurring at Sankey or was there not?

Published article:

https://medium.com/@truth.arr/the-tom-randall-orphanage-case-what-happened-in-court-244848f74894

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Nov 7 at 9:58 PM)

Here are some back and forth comments from someone inquiring about the situation the other day:

Her question: Here’s my question what did Tom and Karen and their church do? I thought the case was excused? What do you want from them or the church? I’m confused sorry

My reply: Fact #1 - multiple and serious allegations of abuse have been levelled against the personnel of the Sankey Samaritan Children’s Home before the trial, during the trial and to the present day by the actual victims of this abuse.

Fact #2 - Tom and Karen and their church insist all due process was followed, thorough investigation conducted, and no evidence of abuse was found. Their conclusion is that the allegations were spurious but seized upon by a vindictive co-missionary to create trouble for them. (My question, though not the main question, is what reason in the world did I have to be vindictive after 33 years of the closest friendship?)

The main question: Why has there been no request from the Randall’s or their church for an outside independent investigation of this matter?

So to answer your question, what we want from them and the church is an outside, independent investigation by an experienced and professional anti-abuse agency so that I can be proven wrong, conclusively.

Her reply: I thought there was an investigation?

My reply: Show me one document that proves that.

Her reply: I’m confused the case was dropped right? This all is so confusing

My reply: The trial did not proceed. No ruling made on the charges. The victims decided they did not want to be in court for the next 10 years. But their statements are public record.

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Nov 8 at 6:43 PM)

Someone asked “Why can’t you start a grace investigation yourself?”

Some advocates (not me) did contact G.R.A.C.E. They were informed GRACE only conducts investigations at the request of the church or institution involved. Therefore we are continuing to plead with the church to request an unbiased investigation.

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Nov 7, 2018–Miriam Bongolan posts article about court case timeline

This is a good article. Would just add that the girl who they claimed apologized and took back her accusation never did. She is still standing by her statement.

https://medium.com/@truth.arr/the-tom-randall-orphanage-case-what-happened-in-court-244848f74894

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Nov 24 at 7:49 PM)

Joe and Miriam,

I have so many questions and thoughts I want to share with you. Please answer my questions directly as I’m feeling the Kingdom is being hurt at this point with all the stuff going on. People must read that stuff and think Christians are such idiots.

What did The Randall’s do? I read the posts you make and read the articles but it’s not clear to me what they did to deserve this bashing. If you have evidence of a crime share it with authorities that’s how it works.

You say you want Tom and his Church to ask for an investigation right? You have posted that in a few of your letters. Why don’t you go thru proper channels and have the authorities do it?

I want the truth out as bad as anyone but I will not talk bad about someone and the Church on social media because I think things need to happen a certain way. We have people that are trained in that area to do just that.

You say there are statements from kids about abuse….yes please follow up on it but what did the Randall’s do? There were investigations done and the case was dropped. It seems you both want another investigation but only with support of people on Facebook etc. Step up to the plate and do what’s right. Give your evidence to the authorities and let them handle it. What happens when another investigation happens and it gets excused? Do you get on Facebook and demand more? I don’t get it.

I talk to the kids over there from time to time. We keep in touch. They claim nothing happened and call Tom and Karen mom and dad still. I don’t think abuse from The Randall’s could of happened without hearing a cry from the kids. They love the Randall’s so much.

Why won’t the people who say things happened testify? Years of delays and pressure not to testify is what you wrote in an article. Thats not ok. If they want justice and the truth to come out they have to stand by their words and statements. I understand it’s hard but unless there is proof in a court of law we can’t assume people are guilty. It’s the only way a system can work. Innocent until PROVEN guilty remember?

I know the young lady who has claimed abuse and she told me she has no hard feeling for The Randall’s yet you don’t mention it ever. I’m not saying names either but her own sister says and I quote “Their stories are nonsense and none of it is true.” What do you think about that? Why isn’t that posted on Facebook?

If you struggle with Tom having helped with legal support for all his staff that makes no sense either. Everyone has the right for legal help. Guilty or not it’s how it has to happen or only the rich would have access to it.

Think about it. If I accused Miriam of something would you get her legal help?

I also don’t understand how you can say Tom didn’t suffer in jail. Do you think he had a party? Jail itself is not fun much less the abuse that I believe happened. You were not there nor did you come to visit a person you called friend for many years. You can’t say what happened or didn’t happen you were not there. Yet you posted he was no abused. That’s called gossip and only your opinion and causes anger in people. It’s not right!!!

I know you may say “Do you just want me to turn my back and not say anything for the sake of the ministry?” I’m not saying that at all. It’s the way you are doing it. God does not want us to hide the truth for the sake of a ministry but he doesn’t want us to accuse people without due process either. You can’t be judge, jury and police.

I applaud you listening to the kids and supporting them in any way you can. I love those kids too but I can’t say accusing people outside of a court of law is right. What does that teach the kids? They need to follow through on their statements. I know it’s hard and may not seem fair but we are not called to judge others. There is a system in place to do what’s needed through impartial outsiders. It’s why we have laws etc.

I have other things I question and even things that really anger me but I don’t want to attack. I want you to think about this approach and what it’s doing to so many people. I want you to follow up on things and protect the kids but in the right way.

Please feel free to respond in anyway you feel that is needed.

Thanks…Jim

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Comment: Miriam Bongolan (Nov 24 at 10:22 PM)

Jim, we have given ample evidence and answers to your questions. I have also told you you can PM, but you haven’t. Tom and Karen were two of the most important people in my life. I still miss them at Christmas. But we will not allow wrong doings and suffering to go unnoticed. Tom and Karen were not the ones who abused the kids. But all you want to talk about is Tom and Karen. This is about Toto and Jake. The problem is Tom defending them is preventing the kids from getting the help they need. Tom and CCC will not work with us to get a proper investigation done, they keep saying the kids are lying, they keep saying Jake and Toto are straight-shooters. We can’t understanding why they need to deny and hide what happened and we believe need to know the truth.

I agree an impartial investigation should be done since all non-government investigations have been done by CCC or friends of Tom. Furthermore, government investigations found cause to charge Toto and Jake. Just because the victims got discourgaed when they faced 5 to ten years of court due to the appeals and stalling of Toto’s lawyers doesn’t mean their recorded affidavits and statements were not true. If you would research child abuse cases you would find it is common for victims to give up because it is so hard to go through the court process. It does not mean they lied or that we should look the other way. We are not citizens of this world, we are citizens of Heaven. When the authorities can not pursue justice, it does not mean we stop fighting for then truth.

G.R.A.C.E. Would be perfect team for this, but can only investigate if requested by the institution. We have contacted CCC many times to ask them to do this investigation, and they will not.

We want an impartial investigation by a group trained in child abuse. Why don’t they?

Miriam

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Nov 21, 2018–Joe Mauk posts article listing abuse allegations

Another formal blog article published today about the former Sankey Samaritan Children’s Home in Lucena City, Quezon Province, Philippines.

https://medium.com/@truth.arr/the-tom-randall-orphanage-case-what-were-the-abuse-allegations-7f42c97697a6

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Nov 25, 2018–Joe Mauk posts responses to Jim Brinkerhoff’s questions

A reply to Jim Brinkerhoff’s post on my timeline, in order, with my replies interspersed with his questions/concerns. This is in reference to the Sankey/Randall situation.

Jim: Joe and Miriam, I have so many questions and thoughts I want to share with you. Please answer my questions directly as I’m feeling the Kingdom is being hurt at this point with all the stuff going on. People must read that stuff and think Christians are such idiots.”

REPLY: Very thorough answers can be obtained by personally messaging the people involved. The most recent article posted was written by an independent blogger. This author can be contacted directly. If requested I can put you in touch with another advocate who has collated more than 100 pages of documented evidence confirming the abuse at Sankey. I can also put you in touch with a different advocate who has accumulated 900 computer files of evidence. On the other hand, the many years and generations of traditional denial and coverup of abuse by Christian institutions probably does make people think Christians are idiots

Jim: What did The Randall’s do? I read the posts you make and read the articles but it’s not clear to me what they did to deserve this bashing. If you have evidence of a crime share it with authorities that’s how it works.

REPLY: First it needs to be clear that Tom has never been accused of abuse with the Sankey young people. Their testimony is unanimous that Tom’s visits to Sankey were the happiest times of their years. His generosity and kindness in these visits Is unquestioned. Yet some are testifying that, when Tom was not there (which was 10-11 months of the year), it was a different story of oppression, hardship and control and yes, abusive behavior by the administrator, Toto, his son Jake, and other (male) staff members. The evidence of crime was submitted to the authorities, they conducted a top-level government agency investigation which culminated in the arrest of Toto and Jake and, incidentally, Tom, although Tom was only charged with negligence after the young people were questioned.

Jim: You say you want Tom and his Church to ask for an investigation right? You have posted that in a few of your letters. Why don’t you go thru proper channels and have the authorities do it?

REPLY: Anti-abuse organizations like GRACE, who have extensive experience and employ trained professionals in interviewing such cases, will only conduct an investigation if requested by the institution involved. If, as Tom assures, no abuse happened at Sankey, this can readily be confirmed by a professional investigation.

Jim: I want the truth out as bad as anyone but I will not talk bad about someone and the Church on social media because I think things need to happen a certain way. We have people that are trained in that area to do just that.

REPLY: That is exactly why we are asking for an investigation by people trained in this area.

Jim: You say there are statements from kids about abuse….yes please follow up on it but what did the Randall’s do? There were investigations done and the case was dropped. It seems you both want another investigation but only with support of people on Facebook etc. Step up to the plate and do what’s right. Give your evidence to the authorities and let them handle it. What happens when another investigation happens and it gets excused? Do you get on Facebook and demand more? I don’t get it.

REPLY: You say investigations were done and the case was dropped. There was only one official investigation done and it led to arrests. Any other investigations were “in house”. But, even so, please show me one document that shows any other investigation took place. Who investigated? Who were the ones interviewed? Where is the published result?

Jim: I talk to the kids over there from time to time. We keep in touch. They claim nothing happened and call Tom and Karen mom and dad still. I don’t think abuse from The Randall’s could of happened without hearing a cry from the kids. They love the Randall’s so much.

REPLY: Again, we are not asserting any abuse by the Randalls.

Jim: Why won’t the people who say things happened testify? Years of delays and pressure not to testify is what you wrote in an article. Thats not ok. If they want justice and the truth to come out they have to stand by their words and statements. I understand it’s hard but unless there is proof in a court of law we can’t assume people are guilty. It’s the only way a system can work. Innocent until PROVEN guilty remember?

REPLY: First, perhaps you should ask other abuse victims if they agree that perpetrators are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Second, the victims did testify and their testimony is part of official court records. Thirdly the Bible says that in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. In our modern world, as recently shown, even one accusation of abuse must be taken seriously and examined. If falsely accused, this must be established through examination of the testimony.

Jim: I know the young lady who has claimed abuse and she told me she has no hard feeling for The Randall’s yet you don’t mention it ever. I’m not saying names either but her own sister says and I quote “Their stories are nonsense and none of it is true.” What do you think about that? Why isn’t that posted on Facebook?

REPLY: You have PM’d the girls but haven’t PM’d us. Yes the young lady told you she has no hard feelings towards the Randall’s but she has also insisted to us that she told the truth about Toto. She has repeatedly affirmed that Toto really did to her what she says he did and she has never recanted. I suspect she said the same to you, which, if so, you neglected to mention. Once again, no accusations against Randall’s, big accusation against Toto.

Jim: If you struggle with Tom having helped with legal support for all his staff that makes no sense either. Everyone has the right for legal help. Guilty or not it’s how it has to happen or only the rich would have access to it. Think about it. If I accused Miriam of something would you get her legal help?

REPLY: I am not struggling with this. These are issues being raised by other advocates so it is best to take this up with them.

Jim: I also don’t understand how you can say Tom didn’t suffer in jail. Do you think he had a party? Jail itself is not fun much less the abuse that I believe happened. You were not there nor did you come to visit a person you called friend for many years. You can’t say what happened or didn’t happen you were not there. Yet you posted he was no abused. That’s called gossip and only your opinion and causes anger in people. It’s not right!!!

REPLY: I don’t deny the difficulties involved in detention but the descriptions of beatings do not match any known patterns in this national detention center where any misbehavior by the guards would have dozens of eyewitnesses with access to reporters. No such activity in this particular center has been reported before nor since. BTW, I was there several times and, at one point, interceded for some of Tom’s special needs to be considered. No, I did not visit Tom himself. He had resigned as chairman of my board and requested no further contact.

Jim: I know you may say “Do you just want me to turn my back and not say anything for the sake of the ministry?” I’m not saying that at all. It’s the way you are doing it. God does not want us to hide the truth for the sake of a ministry but he doesn’t want us to accuse people without due process either. You can’t be judge, jury and police.

REPLY: I don’t think I’m doing as much as you think I’m doing. There are many other advocates involved in this and I’m a spectator to most of it.

Jim: I applaud you listening to the kids and supporting them in any way you can. I love those kids too but I can’t say accusing people outside of a court of law is right. What does that teach the kids? They need to follow through on their statements. I know it’s hard and may not seem fair but we are not called to judge others. There is a system in place to do what’s needed through impartial outsiders. It’s why we have laws etc.

REPLY: The young people are indeed following through on their statements. They gave up on the lengthy court system but are yet appealing for recognition from fellow believers.

Jim: I have other things I question and even things that really anger me but I don’t want to attack. I want you to think about this approach and what it’s doing to so many people. I want you to follow up on things and protect the kids but in the right way. Please feel free to respond in anyway you feel that is needed. Thanks…Jim

REPLY: As I said, this is not about me, it’s about the victims and a very intentional strategy to prevent them from being heard and believed. The advantage of a proper investigation is to make possible (finally) therapy and treatment for all of those affected.

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Comment: Heideliza Barros Sayson (Dec 7 at 4:15 AM)

We are Tom and Karen Randall’s kids ( young adults ) from Sankey in Lucena City.

We are all adults now and want to respond to the accusations against our parents. Our parents have loved us and provide for us most of our lives.

In 2013 before Dad and Mom came to visit us the Mauks came with new guards for us at Sankey. That was considered traspassing and caused us to be fearful and have anxiety. We were under the impression that Dad had ordered the change of guards but we found out later that that was not the truth. That made us feel betrayed.

Dad and Mom came soon after that to try and figure out what was happening and causing so much unrest . They spent much quality time with us trying to find out the details . The DSWD was also there doing research about the situation.

A basketball team came and they and some of us guys and Dad had a very successful ministry trip and we were so happy. But early Monday morning Joe Mauk and NBI People and Men from different Embassies came and arrested Dad,kuya Toto, and Jake.

We were so hurt by the way they treat our Dad in front of us , they hurt his bad arm and this made us so very angry . Then they took us away on a bus and freighten us so much . Being separated from our home, family and not knowing what they were going to do to our Dad and us was a devastating thing in our lives. Mirriam and Joe Mauk and others tried to force us to say negative things about our lives.

We were then all separted from each other and placed in terrible government centers for people that had been abused ! It was horrible because everybody thought we too had been abused. But like we had been taught by our parents all those years we started Bible studies in the centers ! It was our only way to keep our sanity. Some of us were there for as long as three months.

While Dad was still in Prison he and mom sent out people to look for us and bring us home to Lucena . 25 of us came back and because of our membership at Bethel Bible Community we were able to be taken in by Lola Joyce , the Soriano family and the whole Church Family. But we were also so sad because

our youngest brother John Paul was kept there for almost 4 years .

Many if us had to start over in our courses, or change courses,

But the most painful thing that happened was that because of the false News Media our friends, peers, and even strangers look at us as if we were cheap Girls , and drug addicted guys . It took so many months to prove we were not like they thought we were . The lies and disgrace still follows us today .

But our dear parents stood by us and are helping us finish our educations and training.They tried to protect us the best they could . They are very generous and do not bribe people . They have helped many churches, missionaries, communities, individuals, the Mauks , and so many projects around the world . We have been silent now for almost five years but we are asking that all that are slandering of our parents on Social Media etc , to please stop those kinds of insults. It does nothing to help people find Jesus and that is suppose to be our job here on earth!

This letter is from us personally because we feel we have a right to speak up on behalf of our parents .

There are 25 of us and we all agree and help

Write this letter without being forced to write this . This is from our hearts

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Dec 7 at 4:28 PM)

If nothing bad ever happened it should be very easy to prove if a professional and independent investigation were to take place. This is something you should welcome so that you can be proven right (and us wrong!). Please add your voices in support of an independent and professional investigation to establish the truth.

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Dec 7 at 11:45 PM)

Joe and Miriam Mauk , after reading the Randall’s kids post from Lucena it is clear how much Joe and Miriam Mauk , after reading the Randall’s kids post from Lucena it is clear how much pain and suffering you and Miriam caused them and the Randall’s! If you were trying to save kids you seem to have missed that goal. They are answering the questions I keep asking but you keep ignoring.

You made and illegal raid with armed men without authority on their homes and property and frightened them . You lied to Tom that you would wait for him to come from America and took over their orphanage and property. Then Miriam lied to Tom and the kids about the guards. These are the kids words and eyewitness accounts. They also contradict your false narrative that Tom was in charge and cleared everyone. Also untrue. They had DSWD there doing the investigation and both the kids and I saw them there . You were not there .

You keep downplaying what happened to Tom but the kids were traumatized watching their dad get hurt and handcuffed by The NBI agents you brought. Their continued humiliation and frightening experience being interrogated and sent to awful places they did not belong because of your actions. Tom was jailed and his name scandalized In papers and television because of a friends actions that he had supported for many years? Their freedom taken for up to 3 months! Where were you and Miriam? They held poor John Paul for 4 years!? For what? And you and Miriam spend 5 years blaming and slandering the Randall’s and their church for the storm you caused? Miriam’s dramatic self pity and calls for action as if she is the victim is disingenuous. Tom and the kids went to jail and detention centers for what ?! And you wonder why the Randall’s , their church ,and other rational people are ignoring your social media rants and calls for investigations. You cannot talk your way out of what you have behaved your way into . 5 years of social media doesn’t change the pain and suffering you have caused many people but does cause more according to these kids. The real victims are all the people (they are many)you and Miriam falsely accused of crimes and cover up and being corrupt. These kids are the victims and have overcome your abuse of them to move on and forgive . And Joe and Miriam Mauk , after reading the Randall’s kids post from Lucena it is clear how much pain and suffering you and Miriam caused them and the Randall’s! If you were trying to save kids you seem to have missed that goal. They are answering the questions I keep asking but you keep ignoring.

You made and illegal raid with armed men without authority on their homes and property and frightened them . You lied to Tom that you would wait for him to come from America and took over their orphanage and property. Then Miriam lied to Tom and the kids about the guards. These are the kids words and eyewitness accounts. They also contradict your false narrative that Tom was in charge and cleared everyone. Also untrue. They had DSWD there doing the investigation and both the kids and I saw them there . You were not there .

You keep downplaying what happened to Tom but the kids were traumatized watching their dad get hurt and handcuffed by The NBI agents you brought. Their continued humiliation and frightening experience being interrogated and sent to awful places they did not belong because of your actions. Tom was jailed and his name scandalized In papers and television because of a friends actions that he had supported for many years? Their freedom taken for up to 3 months! Where were you and Miriam? They held poor John Paul for 4 years!? For what? And you and Miriam spend 5 years blaming and slandering the Randall’s and their church for the storm you caused? Miriam’s dramatic self pity and calls for action as if she is the victim is disingenuous. Tom and the kids went to jail and detention centers for what ?! And you wonder why the Randall’s , their church ,and other rational people are ignoring your social media rants and calls for investigations. You cannot talk your way out of what you have behaved your way into . 5 years of social media doesn’t change the pain and suffering you have caused many people but does cause more according to these kids. The real victims are all the people (they are many)you and Miriam falsely accused of crimes and cover up and being corrupt. These kids are the victims and have overcome your abuse of them to move on and forgive . And they are asking you to stop slandering their family and parents and gossiping on social media. This sounds reasonable and mature don’t you think? are asking you to stop slandering their family and parents and gossiping on social media. This sounds reasonable and mature don’t you think?pain and suffering you and Miriam caused them and the Randall’s! If you were trying to save kids you seem to have missed that goal. They are answering the questions I keep asking but you keep ignoring.

You made and illegal raid with armed men without authority on their homes and property and frightened them . You lied to Tom that you would wait for him to come from America and took over their orphanage and property. Then Miriam lied to Tom and the kids about the guards. These are the kids words and eyewitness accounts. They also contradict your false narrative that Tom was in charge and cleared everyone. Also untrue. They had DSWD there doing the investigation and both the kids and I saw them there . You were not there .

You keep downplaying what happened to Tom but the kids were traumatized watching their dad get hurt and handcuffed by The NBI agents you brought. Their continued humiliation and frightening experience being interrogated and sent to awful places they did not belong because of your actions. Tom was jailed and his name scandalized In papers and television because of a friends actions that he had supported for many years? Their freedom taken for up to 3 months! Where were you and Miriam? They held poor John Paul for 4 years!? For what? And you and Miriam spend 5 years blaming and slandering the Randall’s and their church for the storm you caused? Miriam’s dramatic self pity and calls for action as if she is the victim is disingenuous. Tom and the kids went to jail and detention centers for what ?! And you wonder why the Randall’s , their church ,and other rational people are ignoring your social media rants and calls for investigations. You cannot talk your way out of what you have behaved your way into . 5 years of social media doesn’t change the pain and suffering you have caused many people but does cause more according to these kids. The real victims are all the people (they are many)you and Miriam falsely accused of crimes and cover up and being corrupt. These kids are the victims and have overcome your abuse of them to move on and forgive . And they are asking you to stop slandering their family and parents and gossiping on social media. This sounds reasonable and mature don’t you think?

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Dec 7 at 11:53 PM)

Are you not reading what the kids said Joe ! Something bad Did happen and it was you and Miriam causing people to go to jail, kids to detention centers , and John Paul for four years!! Maybe if it was your kids in with John Paul for 4 years you would feel differently? These are 25 kids you victimized and don’t even acknowledge them or the pain you caused them?! No investigation is going to give back John Paul’s 4 years you took from him . The semesters the kids repeated , the counseling because of your raids and the nightmares of Toms arrest? ! But You are worried about who is right? We already know you were wrong for lying to Tom and Karen and taking over his orphanage without authority with armed men!? ( you still have not answered or explained that one when asked) The police were called and a police report was filed . The Randall’s kept you and your daughter and son in laws out of jail by dropping the case .You did not even appreciate the grace they gave you from really going to jail for breaking the law. There is no investigation going to undo all the suffering and humiliation you dished out to these poor kids you can’t or won’t acknowledge or even hear now from the kids letter ? Are you calling these kids liars ? All 25 kids who are calling you and Miriam out? The Randall’s have nothing to prove because they have done nothing wrong and in fact took counsel and did the things they were responsible for and have been thanked for . They have handled this mess you gave them with grace and responsibility. They understandably want nothing to do with the people who betrayed them , put them in jail, caused their kids to suffer , and attack their pastor and church who they love and love them ! 5 years of your slander and accusations and yes gossip on social media and you demand an investigation for something finished two years ago? The Randall’s are still taking wise counsel and accountable to others . They are doing wonderful work for the Lord . They are not going to leave important work and should not to be distracted by your irrational behavior and demands . Read Nehemiah 6 and what Nehemiah did when San ballat and Tobiah tried to distract him from the Lords work . He ignored them and kept building . I doubt you will hear from the Randall’s again Joe. You might try apologizing to their kids and people you falsely accused before worrying about yet another investigation. No one else is worried about being “right” Joe. They are worried about getting the last of the kids through school , the next Bball trip to Mindanao, the next preaching responsibility. You can worry about being “right” and investigations . Read and listen to the kids letter and open your heart again and get rid of the bitter root that has settled in you and Miriam’s hearts.

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Dec 7 at 11:54 PM)

Are you saying the NBI, the Lucena DSWD and Manila DSWD , the USA Homeland Security Agents and the Courts and judge are not professional? You had all of them and they were not professional enough Joe? This form the same guy that posed his son In Law as a policeman in charge and daughter an expert on child abuse and yourself as the authority in charge when you took over the Randall’s orphanage and the kids home with armed men ? Now that was professional . If you did all that why do you need more professionals. Seems like it’s already been overkill.

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Dec 8 at 5:01 AM)

We have set forth a documented account of the happenings. Anyone interested can read all the accounts.

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Dec 8 at 9:40 PM)

So reading what the kids wrote and what this guy wrote why won’t you answer any of my questions? Don’t you care about hurting the 26 kids who asked you to stop? Don’t you care that you are hurting other people? I don’t get your actions. Be mad. Believe what you want but quit bashing Tom and Karen.

You said you have documents for anyone interested in reading them. Why would I want to read documents from you? Those are your opinions and where were they during the investigation? If it’s something you need to show officials then do it but quit being judge and jury. The case was excused twice.

Why won’t you answer my questions about raiding the orphanage? Are you saying all the kids are not being truthful that wrote that beautiful letter asking you to leave their parents alone? Can’t you see how they feel being drug thru the mud on social media by you?

At some point you have to see what your actions are doing to innocent people. This social media blasting of good people has to stop. You are running over people to try and justify your actions and it hurts. It hurts me to see the kids in pain because you keep attacking Tom

You also light a fire under people who I have never met to call me an enemy. Is that what you want? Is that what God would want?

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Dec 8 at 10:53 PM)

Jim Brinkerhoff, please check my Nov 25 post answering all your questions at the time.

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Comment: Priscilla Leighton, Sunday (Dec 9 at 2:20 AM)

Jim Brinkerhoff. Please advocate with us for an independent outside investigation so that you can be proven right once and for all. How about G.R.A.C.E.?

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff, Sunday (Dec 9 at 11:23 PM)

Martha mentions Grace?! You won’t even recognize the kids letter and what your actions caused them? Your idea of grace is pretty limited . The 25 kids wrote a impressive letter and you all just ignore them ? You have the same tired answers and rhetoric and ignore your own painful actions. Mocking people and calling them enemies because they disagree or question your treatment of people illustrates your attitudes. Keep writing to each other and throwing out baseless accusations at people if it makes you feel better . But the kids Letter explained enough of your character and how they were victimized and suffered because of your direct actions. Joe , you did lie to Tom and raided the orphanage as the kids and staff and American missionaries who were there have stated. And Miriam did lie to the kids and Tom about the guards as the kids stated . You and Miriam or your family members did not go to jail and abuse centers for your behavior, but others did at your expense.! I believe the 25 kids testimony letter and am sorry they had to experience all that because of the stories you told to get an emergency raid . But now everyone has survived you and Miriam and moved on and you are left to try and explain what justified an emergency raid ?!If an emergency raid was needed and everyone arrested or sent to detention centers, where are all the crimes to justify such a raid?. Joe , you also lied about the military having drinking parties with the kids ? Or Tom bribing his own church for millions ? But history shows you don’t mind making false accusations if it helps your cause because you are not accountable to anyone .There is no investigation needed to see the mistakes you have made because your mistakes and false accusations are evident by the people and kids who went to jail and detention centers. The NBI agents , Homeland Security, DSWD , Embassy officials and the judge have all listened and witnessed your stories and reasoning and were less then impressed and dropped the case. So why the “emergency “ raid ? That’s a good question.But maybe you can get some people you feel are more professional from half way around the world to believe your accusations. But I pity them if they disagree with you because history shows disagreeing with you could be painful. I leave you to your many documents and fellow bloggers since getting answers to questions and rational dialogue is not possible with you.

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff, Sunday (Dec 9 at 11:24 PM)

Simple questions about raiding the Randall’s orphanage illegally with armed men . This after telling the Randall’s you would wait for them to come from America to handle their own ministry?! Your own agenda was more important then Keeping your word. Never acknowledging this mistake , and then spending five years blaming the Randall’s And encouraging others to join you in slandering and falsely accusing them and their church ?you have made some bad decisions causing innocent people and kids to go to jail and have never admitted a single mistake on your part? Really Joe? I hope your kids never have to experience the consequences of betrayal and hate that the Randall’s and their kids have had to endure . And then be continually blamed by the very people who had them arrested and sent them there. That is not called Grace . You can spend another 5 years on social media gossiping and encouraging bad behavior but I have learned enough trying to get a reasonable answer from you. Your request is unreasonable to the very people you have slandered and harassed for years and expect them to respect you enough to pay for another investigation because you want one?you have burned your bridges with so many people Joe. You have no relevance and little respect left. But keep on talking , because I am sure some will follow you and Miriam. Signing off , Jimbo Brinkerhoff

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Comment: Priscilla Leighton (Dec 10 at 10:43 AM)

Jim Brinkerhoff just to clarify, GRACE, in this context, is referring to an organisation that does independent 3rd party investigations. It stands for Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment. It’s a great way to prove that nothing bad happened.

https://www.netgrace.org/independent-investigations

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Dec 10 at 12:05 AM)

Jim Brinkerhoff
Jim Brinkerhoff, please check my Nov 25 post answering all your questions at the time.

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Dec 11 at 4:48 PM)

So the kids post a letter to you and Miriam . In it they detail the trauma, humiliation, and suffering they experienced because of your actions that took their freedom for as much as 3 months , and caused the arrest and suffering of their parents . They repeated school and needed counseling and express that your continued blaming and false accusations toward their parents continues to hurt them. And your tender sensitive response is “ you need to ask for and investigation “?! Incredible!

After having these kids detained against their will and questioned for two days. And when they did not serve your purposes you discarded them to be sent and held against their will up to 3 months in abuse centers they did not belong in ?

Where was your concern or compassion for John Paul who you allowed to be held for four years ? Actions or lack of speak louder then Words.

Josh Kvam’s letter confirms the kids united statement that the Mauks brought armed men and invaded the privacy of their homes and safety without permission or authority. Then telling authorities stories that caused the NBI , Homeland Security,Manila DSWD , and Television to stage an “ emergency “ raid when there was no emergency? Toms needless arrest and jail time and public slandering? All this necessary in Joe and Miriam Mauks world of justice at all cost? So 3years of trial and case dismissed. Two more years of false accusations and gossip . Malicious bribery accusations? Now Joe Mauk is incredibly asking or demanding and independent investigation from Tom Randall !? This after criticism of the Randall’s spending money to hire lawyers to defend themselves , their kids and staff? But it’s ok to spend and waste money now on an investigation that the Randall’s don’t need or want? For you to ask the Randall’s for anything underscores your incapability to acknowledge the negative and painful effect your ill treatment of people causes?! The Randall’s know how to forgive and move on but are wise enough to stay clear of the Mauks idea of friendship!I think The Randall’s are finished with you Joe. You can spend your own money to have an investigation, you don’t need the Randall’s or their kids . You have heard the kids , Josh Kvam , and me tell the sins you and Miriam committed and you ignore them like they were harmless or inconsequential. We know the Randall’s are innocent ,their kids have suffered , and their church has been unfairly maligned . They accepted all the raids and jail time , the humiliation from the television and newspapers character assassinations , the costs of education and counseling for the kids , your ingratitude and betrayal, and John Paul’s 4years of freedom taken and more. To ask them to bail you out might be a bit insensitive even for you and Miriam.

Sent from my iPhone

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Dec 11 at 6:21 PM)

Jim Brinkerhoff , if you are Jim Brinkerhoff, you are not listening and merely ranting with false and emotional arguments to try to prevent an independent investigation. I suspect these comments are either written by Tom Randall or copy/pasted from communication with him.

If everything you say is true, there is nothing to fear from an independent investigation. Indeed, all of the Mauks wrongdoing would be clearly proven.

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Dec 12 at 4:04 PM)

Joe Mauk of course I talk with Tom and Karen plus the kids and Josh and whoever else has anything to say about this. It would not be smart or wise to just give my opinion on the situation. I have read articles, talked with eye witnesses and asked many questions of many people. Some of those people don’t agree with my thoughts but that’s ok too.

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Dec 12 at 4:06 PM)

Great! Let’s have the independent investigation.

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Dec 12 at 4:12 PM)

You claim you are just a spectator? You have not been a spectator, you and Miriam have written years of accusations and encouraged others to join your “cause”. Spectators don’t invade another mans property and ministry . Then return again with NBI , Homeland, and DSWD to raid again and have him put in Jail? Wow just think if you were more then a spectator?

You say you are not mad at the Randall’s , but for years your words and actions scream otherwise.

You say you helped Tom in Prison ? With medical? He was helped by his Godson Dr Arjel Ramirez and Karen And Tom never saw or heard from you. You caused him to go there and left him there . Many others did go to visit him though and calls from presidents and senators and sportsmen he served made calls to help.

You did not even feed the kids while you questioned them in NBI detention for two days .The NBI came to Tom for money to feed the kids after two days?! Tom and Karen found this ironic since the emergency raid was to save the kids from Tom?

You say the Randall’s did not do anything wrong , but you accuse his “mega church” of covering up crimes and “ Mega “ Tom of bribing the church for $2million?! You slandered him and his church with this lie . They have no reason to bribe anyone. They are not guilty of any crime. Can you prove they bribed their church or had motive to bribe them? Other people especially pastors would not be applauded or honored for doing this to people?

You had 3 years to state your case on the record in court and remained silent?This is because you are not an eyewitness to any of your accusations, actually here is where you can claim spectator. But on social media you are not limited by due process and attack others at will.

You had the power of the NBI , USA Homeland security, and DSWD all at your disposal who interrogated Tom and his kids , Toto and Jake and found no probable cause . You want another investigation but you will not do it in the Philippines against Toto and Jake where it belongs? And you want the Randall’s or their church to waist time and funds and pay for your investigation?

This after years of accusing them of covering up crimes and calling Tom the protector of abusers?

Somehow You feel it is someone else’s responsibility to take care of your problem and pay for it as well?

Have you considered that after what you put the Randall’s and their kids , family , friends, supporters ,and church through for years you longer have their ear or trust ?That seems logical.

You are free to take Toto and Jake to court in the Philippines today if you think it is necessary. But In America the Randall’s are not responsible, obligated or interested in working with you . This seems logical after all you have put them through can’t you agree? I think the Randall’s took wise counsel from their mentors and board back home and provided legal aid and due process for themselves and their staff and kids after being arrested . The case has been finished for two years and they now enjoy taking care of their kids and ministries in the Philippines and Eastern Europe and the USA. Toto and Jake are Philippine citizens and you are in the Philippines. If you have a case and want to file against them the Randall’s are not stopping you. They are no longer responsible for your issues with the Luchavez family . That’s between you and them . Trying to involve the Randall’s to lead and pay for more legal procedures is pointless and poor stewardship. You criticized them for spending World Harvest money on attorneys when they needed them . Why would you want them to spend World Harvest money on something they don’t need? Take the responsibility yourself and go after the Luchavez if you feel strongly about it . Just leave the Randall’s and their church alone if you are sincere that they are not at fault and you are not mad at them?! Those are Your words on record Joe. If you think there was foul play get it investigated but leave other innocent people out of it. I encourage you to get an Investigation but not to prove Tom right or you wrong as you’ve said but because you think something happened.

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Comment: Jim Brinkerhoff (Dec 12 at 4:17 PM)

Also yes I am very emotional. I see a man I look up to in many ways and kids I love so much getting torn apart on social media. You won’t even say it was wrong to invade the complex on your own understanding or respond to how hurt the kids are and told you in their letter. Am I emotional….yes I am this is not fair to all involved. I want justice for the kids who claim stuff happened but only if proven and not at the expense of others who had nothing to do with it

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Comment: Joe Mauk (Dec 12 at 4:31 PM)

Great! Let’s prove the innocence of Tom and have CCC request an independent investigation. If Tom’s $2M turned over to CCC can’t pay for it, I’m sure a GoFundMe Page would take care of it.

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