Will the little voice be silenced?

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Once again the Jugendamt (the German Youth Office) informs the press in an incomplete and misleading manner. The background of the boy’s flight is as follows:

For three years the young boy has begged to go back home to his parents and to the Community of the Twelve Tribes he was raised in. He was kept at the “children’s home” (orphanage) only because he held onto the hope that he could go home at the end of the protracted court proceedings.

Above all, he wanted to return to his parents. He believes also that it will work out well. As he has been at the home for a long time. The child offered various reasons why it would be better for him to be with his parents. He misses his parents. There were more festivals in the Community of Faith and better food. He could play outside and climb trees. Perhaps he will even meet his friend […] again.

When asked what would change for him, if he were with his parents again, the boy counted exclusively (from his viewpoint) positive changes. He could help again in the garden and drive with his father on the tractor. He could join in with the festivals and fry potatoes in the fire in the Feast of Tabernacles.

(Quotation from the expert.)

But the Bavarian authorities persistently try to break the will of the eleven-year-old child. p13The boy is not heard nor respected by the judges or the youth office workers. For three years he has only been allowed to see his parents under strict supervision once every three weeks for two hours each time, without any privacy. It is said to protect him from the influence of his parents. Once a week he can make phone calls, but never without being overheard.

As a matter of fact the court appointed psychological evaluator, Dr. Kindler, reports that the boy suffers massively under “only” [the expert report at] the two-year separation from his parents and his two sisters:

Once he laid his head on the table and hid his face with his arms, sobbing and telling me how much he misses his parents. Talking of how he was dealing with the pain of separation and his longing to be with his parents, he said he tried to distract himself with computers and television programs.

Moreover, some of the boy’s remarks indicate that he understands  his institutionalization as a punishment, and as a result of its increasing duration, the closer he gets to living out of the home.

(Quotation from the expert.)

Last summer he was transferred to another institution, and the Higher Regional Court (OLG) ruled that the removal of the parents right to care for their child remained. The painful separation from his parents and sisters was increasingly expressed in frustration and anger by the troubled boy, so he was to be placed for psychological treatment in January of 2017 in a closed section of the Josefinum. There his despair will be “treated” with drugs to “calm” him. Shall his small human voice be silenced in this way?

The worried parents have begged the Youth Office leader to return the boy back to them, but the latter rejected the parents’ plea with the banal excuse that he was no longer responsible…

The only way out was for the boy to run away!

Now he has finally managed to flee, just like some of his older friends before him fled, and he has now arrived safely with his family. He never expects to be separated from them again. But will he succeed? According to the Jugendamt a major manhunt has been launched against him. . .twice already he has been torn by force by the police from his family. How much cruelty does he have to endure?

Besides, there is still no court order that would allow the violent separation of him from his family and taken under psychiatric care. That means that even if the police could find him, they could not take him against his will from his parents, but merely inform the Jugendamt (Youth Office) of his whereabouts, and that he is well. In order to completely separate the boy from his parents, a court must order the use of force against the boy himself.

In the past, the Youth Office has not sought such an order.

Turning in a circle, always the same everyday

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Someone recently commented on Sarah Roehr’s post, “Growing up in the Way.” Below are her words.1

Dear Sarah,

Thanks for the loving presentation. I am very very happy that there are people such as you. You are a wonderful young woman. Your parents can really be proud (in a good way) of you. Your parents have done everything right. You are the living proof of that.2

I always think of you. It causes tears in my heart to learn of your destiny. This uncommon injustice has been converted from evil [thoughts] into [evil] actions. It is most definitely the day where the good Lord will dry your tears and hold the people who have done you this to you accountable.

I am aware that it is not enough to write only a few sentences here. I often get angry at myself and the many others who live paralyzed lives and do nothing to help you. If we had something would already have happened.

Instead, turning in a circle. Always the same every day. Get up, go to work, home, cooking, shopping. Like a robot, do the tasks of the day so the bosses, the company, and the people around you are satisfied. No thanks or recognition or anything else. That’s life today.

I fall tired into bed every evening. I feel the the futility of it all extremely. This unhealthy dependence on money. Without money you can not exist in the world today.

I envy you Sarah for your life. You describe how you live and what has made you the person you are today. Your life was filled with meaningful tasks. You’ve been lucky enough to live a full, happy life until the day when evil has sought [to bring] a complete surprise to your home.

Dear Sarah, you and your parents and all other people in the community, you are really great people.3 I wish you God’s blessing and protection. It has done well to read your lines. It is good to know that in this world there are still people who have God with all my heart love and respect His commandments and live the commandments.

I carry you in my heart.
Doro

Notes

  1. The German original is at the post, “Meine Kindheit in den Zwölf Stämmen” (My Childhood in the Twelve Tribes).
  2. If you understand German, you will enjoy watching this interview of Sarah (whose name in the Community is Tehorah) from the summer of 2013.
  3. Here is a picture of Sarah and her family when she was younger. Yehezekels 015

When all is reduced to ashes and rubble

A comment about “Social-Educational Expert Opinion

My thanks to this woman.1 It is sheer madness what is happening in this country. It is just so ‘normal’ that nobody notices. And then when everything is reduced to ashes and rubble2, the great weeping begins.

And then you say, “Oh, if only you would have…” but then it is too late.

“But, well, this is how it will be unless CONSCIOUSNESS and ALERTNESS and COURAGE spread further.”

The [ashes and rubble] begins with the GEZ (Germany’s public broadcasting network) and ends with ‘state-decreed child abuse.’

Freedom = Responsibility. Humanity believes itself to be free while being the slave of the economy and consumption. The slave of a few…

I wish the dear people of the Twelve Tribes peace and freedom in their new home country. How sad that you had to leave this wonderful place (Klosterzimmern).

In love,

Mona Ziegler

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  1. The core of what she said is in these brief paragraphs: 

    “Abuse often occurs in an uncontrolled rage and anger – this was not seen here at all.

    “Quite to the contrary, a peaceful atmosphere, which helps the child to understand the penalty. This penalty seems to be embedded in a framework where the child feels loved and accepted overall.

    “Obviously, the educators do not act randomly, but peacefully and in a positively targeted manner, so that the child can learn from it. This became clear in the video, e.g. it was explained to the child why he had to experience this penalty (“so that you will grow into a big strong tree”). The strokes were so weak that an injury is probably out of the question. This makes it clear that the educators did not want to hurt the children by any means. Physical abuse seems to be out of the question.

    “Telling from the reactions of the children, a positive trusting relationship with their educators becomes obvious, as the penalty as such is being accepted by the children.

    “These reactions by the children (among other things no resistance to the penalty) to me do not seem to be based on intimidation but on loving “embedding in a parent-child-relationship.”

  2. Today, unlike the World Wars, we have moral devastation…It is not like ashes and rubble of the ruined cities then…

    but it is the moral order of millennia that is being destroyed…that is what Mona is writing about.

Tears from the Bottom of my Heart

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In response to a cruel writer’s “deduction” that children’s spelling errors in their cards to their parents were proof of their forgery, a woman responds…

As a mother I come with tears from the bottom of my heart. How terrible is the imagination that it could be one of my daughters or sons who wrote this, one of my children they could have ripped from me, according to their opinion, I made a “mistake” (an error).

For this satanically guided writer I just want to say that we should pray for him, that our Father would show him mercy!

This writer has no idea what is really important: to write right or to live right! And to instruct those who are entrusted to you in the right way of the Creator!

School and Education: If I would like that my children would not have to submit to state or independent (free) schools to their respective ideologies, I would have to leave the country of school obligation (der Schulpflicht).

Here the state control goes too far that parents also who don’t live in one [of Germany’s] many religious communities, on reasons of their faith decide that children should learn at home, and be taught by their parents—this is a dilemma already for years. How many families move abroad and accept inexpressible problems for doing so?

It is a Shame that children who want to go back to their parents are not allowed to! May our Father give them protection and not let their little hearts harden!

May you parents give up the bitter struggle and go and find peace in another country. Let us be full of confidence that our liberation comes and that justice will be established.

L. Erhard

October 18, 2015

Some of the children’s Cards

Channinahs letter 10-10-1

 

Channinahs letter 10-10-1
Dear Abba and Imma,

The visit with you yesterday was beautiful at last we saw each other. Hopefully, we will come home soon. I miss you so badly. We must not cease to pray. Every day we come nearer to our target day. I love you soooo much! What are you doing now? I look forward to our next visit!!

Your daughter,

Chaninah Leviyah

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Brief02_2

Dear Imma (Hebrew for mother),

I drew this picture for you.

The sheep are the community, because we have to stay together.

We must never give up.

I dreamed that we are coming home next week. Hopefully it is true.

I miss you sooo much.

I am going to the eye-nose-throat doctor. I might have to have my tonsils taken out. They are really swollen.

If I have to get them out, maybe you can come visit me more often.

I love you very, very much

(Literally: I love you so much it hurts.)

Your Chaninah

Brief01_1

Brief01_2

Dear Abba (Hebrew for father),

This drawing is for you.

You are like the tree that nourishes us; you feed us when we are hungry and we can hold onto you when we are shaky (have nothing to hold onto).

I miss you sooo much. And love you more than anything.

I had a dream. Imma can tell you all about it.

Love you, your Chaninah

The visit with you yesterday was beautiful at last we saw each other. Hopefully, we will come home soon. I miss you so badly. We must not cease to pray. Every day we come nearer to our target day. I love you soooo much! What are you doing now? I look forward to our next visit!!

Your daughter,

Chaninah Leviyah

Brief02_1

Brief02_2

Dear Imma (Hebrew for mother),

I drew this picture for you.

The sheep are the community, because we have to stay together.

We must never give up.

I dreamed that we are coming home next week. Hopefully it is true.

I miss you sooo much.

I am going to the eye-nose-throat doctor. I might have to have my tonsils taken out. They are really swollen.

If I have to get them out, maybe you can come visit me more often.

I love you very, very much

(Literally: I love you so much it hurts.)

Your Chaninah

Brief01_1

 

Brief01_2

 

Dear Abba (Hebrew for father),

This drawing is for you.

You are like the tree that nourishes us; you feed us when we are hungry and we can hold onto you when we are shaky (have nothing to hold onto).

I miss you sooo much. And love you more than anything.

I had a dream. Imma can tell you all about it.

Love you, your Chaninah

When Stephen was stoned

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A comment “from the heart” posted long ago on our German blog.

From March 19, 2014:

“I don’t know how it came about that the news ad, “Children Rescued from Beating Cult,” or something to that effect, caught my attention at a deeper level… and that I took another look and did some research. The suggestions and manipulation of the mass media have had too much of an effect on me.

Since you all have underscored many things with quotes from the Bible, I’d like to do the same, “… and a big mouth was given her…” (oops, don’t know where that is right now).

In brief, I’m deeply shaken, affected, and I cry about your fate. I assure you of my deep sympathy and prayer.

Now I could type my fingers to the bone in an attempt to say everything I want to say. I’m sure that “doctrinally” it is very likely, no, sure that we’ll find this and that which is to be understood differently…

Your witness is your faces and your eyes. Whoever doesn’t see this, doesn’t want to see.1

When Steven was being stoned, Jesus got up from his throne; and I am sure of this, when this befell you, HE also got up from his throne and he sees.2

I would so much like to find comforting words, yet I know that this pain cannot be comforted; I want to say it anyway, those who sow with tears will reap with joy; for HE himself will wipe away their tears…

You dear mothers, cry on His chest; that truly is a good place to cry…and you good fathers also, cry on His chest and put your arms around your wives.

I pray for you all and place your children under His protection.

Deeply affected,
Manfred Klein

 

  1. See the post, “Only children with bright eyes” for another guest’s view on this!
  2. As the Scriptures tell, “Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7:58-60)