Merimos Ministries/Bethany Place and ...

Merimos Ministries/Bethany Place and DA Garry Moss

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Hayesville, NC

#1 Nov 4, 2012
Ok, I know that many people view Topix as a trash people, places or opinions place and isn't often taken seriously. But there ARE things that come from here that are true and I beg you residents of Cherokee County to please listen.

We all can agree that women are abused. That the court systems often fail them, well maybe not often, but they are failed. We know there are shelters set up for protecting women and children that save many lives.

However, don't let the 20+ years or the name of the above mentioned Women's center fool you! There is a whole different type of abuse that goes on in this place. On the outside you see a ratty old chicken coop turned into a very lovely structure both inside and out. On Sunday morning you see people there to attend morning service, including Garry Moss to my understanding. So all looks good right? Wrong!

When it's just them and the Garry's and the public are all gone there is verbal abuse to the women, medical problems ignored, babies who get their HANDS SPANKED with a paint stick for crying and young children being sent to school in long pants because of the marks on their legs the mother's are forced to inflict. These people leave this place (cult?) with new wounds and deeper into their souls, I know because my daughter is one of many I've meet. This ought not to be!

Please understand, I do not think that Garry Moss is aware of this BUT I have been told that many people have been trying to get him and others to listen.

It is my understanding that postings/ratings on this website are removed but so far two have remained:

Go read them before they go away, or maybe I still have enough room to fit them in in this message:

1st one: We entrusted to this ministry a family member who was a victim of domestic violence, only to discover that this is an abusive scam of an organization. We literally had to rescue our family member from here and learned one disturbing thing after another about how the home is run on the inside. On the outside the organization appears to be a shining example of help for women. However, once visitors and outsiders leave, the owner and her assistants turn on the women and create a prison atmosphere. From what I understand, there is already a group lawsuit in action (filed by former female residents who were victimized at the home), and I can only hope and pray that the home will be shut down soon.

2nd one:What Mark has said is 100% correct! My daughter was there for over 2 years and I can not fully express the level of betrayal I felt once I learned what happened to her in that place. She needed help, she left with even more pain. As a steady visitor I saw and heard things I didn't agree with but supported my daughter and told her I was proud of her. Little by little I began to learn that the sweet sunshine image shown to the public and visitors was a false front. Sandy Reed is so sweet to your face and so full of compassion on the phone but behind your back she tears you down to your daughter and says things like, "No reason you're such a loser, just look at what a loser your mother is!" A Christian woman says this about another Christian woman? I sure don't think so! I'm not a loser, I'm a woman that turned her child molesting husband into the police the very second it was learned. I'm a woman who has worked and fought hard for my family and above that I am a child of the King! Not a loser Sandy! Remember Who you answer to!

Hayesville, NC

#2 Nov 4, 2012
2nd continued: In 2008, my daughters ex-husband became very ill. Their two teen sons came to live with me because it looked like his recovery was going to be long. I called Sandy and asked that they pray for Charles and to let my daughter know. She flowered me with "Oh, I am so sorry he is sick, and oh this and or that sweet words" assuring me they would all be praying. The boys and I came for Thanksgiving and my daughter learned Charles was sick but there was no cause for alarm. Sadly, we lost this precious young man December 5th. I called Sandy who once again flowered sweet words of sorrow out of her mouth and said she would tell my daughter. Day of the funeral arrived and here comes my daughter, Sanday and her husband. Sandy and her husband flanked my daughter almost every step she took and even blocked her from sitting by her sons during the service. She had to reach over to touch one son who was sobbing almost the whole service. She got to visit a little after the service before having to leave.

Fast forward to when my daughter got out of this viper's den... She told me that after I called Sandy to say that Charles had died she was called into Sandy's office and the door shut behind her. She was sure she was in some kind of trouble but instead Sandy said, "He died you know!" Or something close to that... My daughter said she had NO idea who died and that Sandy was watching her like a hawk to see how she would react. She said she had to process it quickly as to who may have died and decided it had to be her ex-husband. She knew her reply had to be bland and uncaring so she muttered words to that effect.

I was stuned to learn this once she got out in 2010! It was my impression from the very 1st call that my daughter knew the father of her two oldest sons was gravely ill!

This is just the tip of my iceberg but believe Mark, and me too please. This IS NOT a place to take a hurting woman. Even more so this is NOT a place to take a woman with children. The punishment there is swift and forced on the mothers.

This woman that runs this place says the babies shut up when she walks in because she walks in athourity <sp> and they see and respect it. Uh no Sandy, they see you and sheer terror crosses their faces. I saw it.

I don't agree with Mark that this place should be shut down. It's such a lovely place inside and it has promise. Get rid of the Reed's, all of them, and bring in some truly precious Christian house parents and this place will soar on angel's wings and or precious wounded and abused daughters will come out ready for where God leads them.
This is ridiculous

Ellenwood, GA

#3 Aug 30, 2013
We should move here since the other post has been taken over by idots!!!

Hayesville, NC

#4 Aug 30, 2013
This is ridiculous wrote:
We should move here since the other post has been taken over by idots!!!
They will just move here. I'd forgotten about this forum!
This is ridiculous

Ellenwood, GA

#5 Aug 30, 2013
Yea I just seen it.
undercover journalist

United States

#6 Aug 31, 2014
i want to apologize, i have gathered great information over the past two years, sent a woman in undercover, confirmed all accusations with video, and audio recording, was personally threatened, even had to get cops involved to remove the womans belongings, all the cops said the same shit, this place is evil, but they all told me that they were untouchable because of gary moss, i have pushed for a federal probe, with no avail, im sorry, i tried, but i wont stop!!
i am an atheist, and i dont believe that all religion is bad, but this place is evil, my beliefs have changed since my investigation started! this place is pure evil, the devil resides there amd i suggest to others to let it be... only because i believe in karma! these people tried to ruin my life but they only knew me as a false name, but i watched on the sidelines and followed their attempts!. be careful anyone who pursues this place! just a warning for all of your well being!

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