The president of Bergen Financial Group in Phoenix, Darcy Bergen dedicates much of his time to serve as the treasurer of Bergen’s Mission. As the son of the organization’s founders, Darcy Bergen works to support its continuing outreach work.
Bergen’s Mission arose out of a severe attack that befell its founders, John and Eloise Bergen. The couple had journeyed from Vernon, British Columbia, to Kenya to perform missionary work and had been serving through Hope for the Nations when the event occurred.
The attack took place at the Bergen’s home, where a group of eight invaders beat the couple and raped Mrs. Bergen. Drawing on the strength of her faith, however, she escaped her ties and found her husband, whom she then drove to Hope for the Nations’ central compound for help.
Since that day, the Bergens have recovered, and their attackers have come under arrest. The Bergens have publicly forgiven all eight perpetrators and fully intend to continue their work in Kenya, though with higher levels of security. They relate the full story of their ordeal and path to forgiveness in a full-length book.