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This site is not intended to bring discredit on Victory Outreach, Sonny Arguinzoni, United we can, or anyone affiliated with Victory Outreach. It is intended to help those who have suffered spiritual abuse at the hands of Victory Outreach ministers or churches. The title "Victory Outreach Survivors" is meant to express that there is life after Victory Outreach, a fact that many ex-members who have suffered abuse find difficult to believe when leaving the group.

Matthew 20:25-28

25Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27and whoever wants to be first must be your slave-- 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Victory Outreach Survivors

Leaving an abusive situation can be a traumatic experience. A feeling of having escaped can also bring feelings of despair. The guilt and condemnation you may feel is common. Jesus wants you to be free. No matter what tribulation we go through we can be encouraged. He has overcome the world!
There are many brothers and sisters who have survived Victory Outreach Ministries. The spiritual abuse and mental manipulation you endured in Victory Outreach Ministries has caused serious damage. But in Christ (The real Christ!) there is real victory! Come live in real Victory with those who have made it!
Alive and active members of the Body of Christ give testimony of the fact that

You are not alone.

Many have gone before you, and many will come after you. Be strong in the Lord and bring the darkness to the light. You are indeed a treasure out of darkness. Don't let the power of man stop you from fulfilling Gods true plan for your life.
Here are several sites to help you overcome the lies and bondages built up during your time in V.O.
( Perdóneme por favor para estas malas traducciones. Espero que estén de ayuda a usted! )

Sometimes a clear definition of terms is needed to open our eyes to what we are going through. Just what is Spiritual Abuse anyway? If we look at some clear points to Identifying abusive systems we may find that the church we are involved in has cultic tendencies. Is your church cultic? Try This Cultic Test . When leadership in a church practices Perverted authority (MARCAS DE AUTORIDAD PERVERTIDA) they may not even be aware that they are using forms of Mind Control (Técnicas Del Control De la Mente). Often these abusive practices are taught as leadership skills. There are a few basic Questions to ask that may help in escaping the spiritual abuse trap. Some people may be aware that they are involved in an un-Biblical group but may be unwilling to speak out or, if need be, leave. How far are you willing to go?

These types of activities harm people spiritually, emotionally, and sometimes physically. But Recovery from spiritual abuse is possible. Knowing What to expect when leaving will help. The Pain of Leaving (El Dolor Emocional) Has lasting effects but there are steps to take to gain Recovery from involvement. One way to look into your pain is through Evaluating your involvement. Often we need to Dispell some cult myth-beliefs (this is a long one) to expose the Truth. It is then that we are able to overcome the Post cult symptoms that occur when leaving an abusive church.

Finding A Healthy Church (Encontrar Una Iglesia Sana) is an important step to recovery. Hopefully when looking for a new church knowing some of the Qualities of a Healthy Church, will help.

While there are no perfect churches, there are healthy ones. Please don't give up on Christ because of what you've been through. You can make it.

You Are Not Alone

Pastors note: Please take to heart the information contained in these pages. If you are using these forms of control, please realize the damage being done and realize it is not too late to change. If you are not practising this type of leadership, please help those who are being damaged as a result of others actions and teachings.
You can be part of the solution. ( Open letter to leaders )

Victory Outreach Testimonies - Stories from ex-V.O. members

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Additional sites:
Characteristics of Spiritual Abuse: Manipulation
They told me that if I left ...
Family Harvest Gate
A Pastor's Authority
Watchman Fellowship Home Page
Assimilation institute (bring a sense of humor! -but serious stuff)

Concerned Family members click here <---NEW