The Mormon tradition has a long, beautiful history with the concept of being a “witness.”
We are encouraged to be witnesses of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is seen as a second witness of Christ partnered with the Bible. We have official witnesses witnessing our sacred ceremonies such as baptisms and weddings.
I would ask at this time of potential discipline of our dear sister, Gina Colvin (aka the Kiwi Mormon here on Patheos) where witnesses will be brought against her… that those of us who have been touched, moved and/or healed by her presence in our community… in our tribe… would offer our own witness directly to the local leaders responsible for her disciplinary court scheduled for December 20.
Please consider writing your witness in behalf of Gina to:
Bishop Josh Shaw: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stake President Jared Ormsby:
I would be happy to compile them if you send to me as well so Gina can know what’s been written on her behalf. I will be sharing them here on the following blog post. Please make sure you tell me if you want your name included or not. Nhelferparker@gmail.com
I would recommend reading her latest blog post: When the LDS Church Disciplines a Woman
Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.