In that letter, Erwin summarily dismissed those concerns as being “without foundation” and stated that the board considered the matter closed.
This “report” devastated many who were hoping for righteousness and appeared to be nothing more than a callous cover up of the sort we’ve seen too many times.
Yesterday, Dec 2, 2015, over eight months later, Erwin chose to disclose the rest of the story.
In that eight months myself, (along with Warren Throckmorton and others), worked tirelessly to bring light and accountability to this situation.
Now, we have at least partially, achieved that.
All those articles we wrote to that end are now being characterized as “PP attacks”.
The documents released show that (at least in the case of the GFA board actions) that we were right in our perception of that letter.
The documents also show that Erwin was coerced into that letter by K.P. Yohannan and the board.
We had no way of knowing that as neither myself, nor Throckmorton to my knowledge, nor the GFA Diaspora, were told that truth by Gayle Erwin until recent days.
Therefore, I had no option but to deal with the evidence we had and continue to advocate for those who were victims and to try to inform those who may become victims in the future.
That is why we’re here and I make no apology for that.
The documents also show that Gayle Erwin did a heroic and God honoring work in trying to bring a corrupt organization to repentance.
For that, he should be commended and honored.
The documents also show (upon initial inspection) that every concern raised by Warren Throckmorton, myself, and others was grounded in some measure of truth.
I would remind the reader that the veracity of these reports were questioned as late as two weeks ago by former GFA board member Skip Heitzig in an email to an concerned giver.
I would also remind the reader that a charity is a public trust, not a private business.
The public, which has given millions to Gospel For Asia in the last eight months deserved to know then what we know now.
I believe that without the consistent coverage of this issue,(especially by the noble Throckmorton), we still wouldn’t know.
Now, many have asked if I will repent of calling Gayle Erwin a hireling.
I repent of that and ask his forgiveness.
I did not know, nor could I know, that he was coerced into this evil.
The original letter was the work of a hireling, but it was produced under duress.
He chose not to reveal that truth for eight months.
Erwins repentance and revelations of the truth show a godly heart and character that we can only hope will be replicated by everyone involved in this debacle.
We are overjoyed and blessed at what he has done for the Gospel and truth in the last 48 hours.
Now, perhaps we can begin to deal with the issues of corruption in Gospel For Asia that he documented instead of deflecting shame on the messenger…