DI can report that we have had a meeting today with Paul Lloyd as part of the renewal of Victory Outreach after the defection and excommunication of Andy Valdez.
This was an extremely positive meeting which involved a wide ranging discussion about legacy issues and about the path to bringing Victory Outreach out of the shadows. We will be producing a joint statement after a process of clarification which will explain the kinds of issues which we see as needing to be addressed. Steps to assist those affected by the cultist practices of Valdez and to assist the proper management and functioning of Victory Outreach in Ireland.
Issues relating to breaches in corporate law, and regulation as far as the charity Urban Outreach are concerned will be brought directly to the Gardai and to the New Charities Regulatory Authority.
We will be raising with them the possibility from the reports we have received that funds have been repatriated to the USA and that the charitable vehicle, Urban Outreach used by Valdez now associated with Freedom Ministries in reality was diverting funds intended for the work of Victory Outreach Dublin for personal and not for VO purposes.
Because before February of this year Valdez was in fact the Regional Overseer for Britain and Ireland he was able to hide and minimise what was happening as he was in control of the flow of communication. Also the fact that though each mission is supposed to adhere to the standards of of VO International, in practice each mission is totally autonomous. Though Valdez has been in Ireland since 1997 it was not until 2005 that he obtained charitable status.
Then when he had obtained Charitable Status he did not constitute the Company meetings properly. Some directors were never given notice of the meetings and some who attempted to resign never received confirmation of same.
We will address in a confidential way issues related to this and work that is needed to restoring the good name of Victory Outreach in Ireland. We are reassured as a result of our meeting with Paul who came to Dublin to address these issues in a frank and transparent manner.
Disclaimer: In light of the developments in regard to the Victory Christian fellowship, Firhouse, Tallaght we must stress that there is no connection with Victory Outreach.
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