Our church is in desperate need of prayer for healing. Two weeks ago at a function one of our youth leaders allegedly molested one of the youth. This is especially hard because the leader grew up in the church and his family as well as the victims are all leaders in our church. It will be a very hard time for all involved. Please pray for God's leading and wisdom as we navigate this horrible time.
The judge didn't find enough evidence (despite a witness) to even go to trial, and the fall out has been enormous. A whole family (aunts, uncles, cousins, parents of the alleged) have left leaving behind them already over committed people to take on the children's division of Sabbath school, youth leadership, worship team, deaconess, and VBS. Their reason (the parents) for leaving was that no one called or visited them during this crisis, despite the fact that no one outside of the board knew what happened and the pastor was told by legal counsel to stay away (apparently priests, pastors, etc. no longer have confidentiality protection in court) and they were told that. The rest of the family is leaving because of what the parents told them. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will come into this congregation and give healing and wisdom to know what to do.