Theresa Ethel Mann Abdallah
Young, former wife of Ed Abdallah, mother to Joshua and Bahia and
the daughter of Marie Tolbert has after 21 years, chosen to return
to ISOT. She was picked up by EMpTy and Larry Mann and driven back to
Canby for the first time since 1983.
She went back to "reconnect to her
literal family" and attempt to "resolve some personal issues."
Theresa has a truly unique
position in that she is a born-in cult survivor, whose mother is also the
cult leader. She has by any measure an extremely complex and difficult
You don't return to those who
served abuse to you and ask them to make you well again. All they have is
This of course, will be
considered a coupe for EMT. A former member returning is a victory.
Her own literal daughter coming home is an enormous triumph for Marie's
The fatted calf will most
certainly be prepared for the "Feast of the Prodigal Son."........And
there will be dancing in the streets.
In RELATED News: Marie Tolbert
sent this email to email@example.com:
This is a letter of thanksgiving for
your prayers on behalf of my family. Thank you from the bottom of my
heart. Thank you who have prayed with me over the last 15 years for my
daughters Joyce and Theresa.
Larry and I brought
Theresa home to be with her family yesterday. She has planned this
for two years but never seemed to make it...Each time she said she was
coming we prayed it would be God's timing.... We feel that this is the
time, but it will not be easy to leave everything and everyone
Theresa left our family over 20
years ago with her husband Ed Abdallah. Their marriage did not
survive, Ed is still hostile towards the I'sot Family because
of the loss of His family. He has spent 20 years years bitter and hostile
watching his own family deteriate, He has been through three marriages
that did not survive his obsession to destroy I'sot and many of its
members in particular.
joined with a handful of others who were part of our family at one time
including another daughter, Joyce and Her husband Michael who believe we
are a dangerous cult and need to be
Theresa and Joyce have
three sisters, Darla, Virginia and Ruth and two brothers Larry and Ron who
are still a part of this family, including their spouses, Raymond, Ron H.
Edward, Linda and Christina.
There are many former friends,
nieces and nephews and their families still here. Much forgivness is
needed on both sides for this whole family of close to 200 people to be
able to accept her return. I believe God always give us an oppertunity to
live what we preach if our hearts are
So, please keep Theresa,
Joyce and Michael and Ed and their children all in your prayers and
remember all of the I;sot members that we might be able to praactice what
we preach, That we might be ministers of reconciliation, with God first
and others second.
We know if we
love God and His Son Jesus Christ, we will love our brothers and sisters
equal with ourselves, We also know and must practice forgivness
every day or we will not be forgiven our tresspasses against
I thank God for a daughter
returned to the arms of the Lord and her family and I thank God for your
prayers on our behalf.
This inaccurate email from
Marie Tolbert brought about two separate; although similar responses, one
from Ed Abdallah to set the record straight, and the other, this Posting
on the "Move's" own web site, which reads:
Since we all at IMA e-mail had already
witnessed (without our consent) this bickering between the elders at I'SOT
and some of their (current or former) members, could someone from the
Traveling or Father Ministry please set the record straight as to what is
really going on?
Probably those in Care and Teaching
could provide more insight into some of the issues raised by this and the
Thank you, and bless you
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