About two dozen supporters attended the trial to show support for Tina Anderson at the trial, many of them traveling from all over the United States.
Many of the supporters are survivors of abuse themselves, and all are former members of Independent Fundamental Baptist churches. Each in their own way contributed to the support Tina experienced that week: hugs, prayers, sitting waiting quietly together, talking--telling their own stories and crying with Tina each day. The trip was a life-changing experience for all of us that went to the trial.
We each processed our experience differently, but all agree that we are very glad we made the commitment to attend.
As I get them over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting the notes from one of the attendees that took in excess of 20 pages of hand-written notes. Others that attended the trial may elect to send in thoughts for the blog too and I will post them as I get them.