Dan and Jo Ann Wentzel have been retired for a couple years but even after working with challenging children and dysfunctional families for decades decided they wanted to do something more. As Christians, they prayed about it and recently found their answer.
They never made much money as they spent most working years in foster care or in programs designed to help kids and families. With no money, they decided if they wished to retire, it must be on a very small budget- just social security. The one way they could do this was to live full time in a small and old RV. This motor home works for living but never runs too well. They are presently living in New Mexico since it is one of the least expensive places to live.
They feel their proposed mission is God inspired and will follow his command but need money to replace or fix this vehicle. There will also be other types of expenses from gas to office supplies in order to accomplish their goal. Their mission is to drive to places to speak or train as parenting and foster parenting experts. Some organizations have tiny budgets and can more easily afford speakers or trainers who do not need to fly or live in fancy hotels. They hope to earn money for these opportunities and sell books. Jo Ann has authored four books on related topics. The past two novels introduce the fact that sexual abuse of children is very widespread not only in this country but also probably among your own neighbors.
If you love children and wish to help stamp out child sexual abuse we ask you that you please support our mission. We believe God is leading us to do this work and to start a Go Fund Me Campaign. We will appreciate any help you can give us. To learn more about the Wentzel’s please visit our website at authorjoannwentzel.com
Can you help our cause?
Dan and I feel uncomfortable asking people for money but Go Fund Me said we should start with our everyday contacts to make them aware of our new mission.
Our mission is a challenging one. It is to spread awareness of a taboo subject. We hope to be the voice of children who in the past have and presently are experiencing sexual abuse. They are alone, frightened and confused as those they trust hurt them. Often times, they are not believed and even ridiculed for such accusations. This means they are victimized again.
After decades of working with children and families, we know at least 50% of the kids suffered sexual abuse and endured this indignity. Many were broken individuals who could not function in a normal relationship. They could not trust, love or be loved.
We have set up a Go Fund Me campaign to collect donations. We are not a non-profit so the government looks at these donations as Gifts of Love. Please help us help stop this heinous crime. Help us save children. Help us bring this topic into the light. It cannot continue to be a dark, hidden secret if it is ever to stop.
If you can donate, we need it to start our mission. Once we reach the goal, the project will be self -sustaining. Either way we ask you to share this message with all your contacts across all your social networks.
Dan and I thank you so much for taking the time to read this message.