Dear Friends and Treasures Supporters,
In the spirit of honesty, openness and integrity, I think it is important that I share something that has been going on in my personal life with you… About a year and a half ago, my husband and I separated and are now going through a divorce.
From the beginning of this season of my life, I have enlisted the support, counsel and wisdom of my pastors, closest friends, personal mentors and even professional counselors. Our marriage is ending primarily because my husband has decided he wants to pursue other relationships.
I believe in marriage and think that it is God’s best. Divorce was never my “plan A”. I have done everything that I know to do in order to allow room for restoration and reconciliation but at the end of the day, I can only take responsibility for my part.
I have been engaged in a season of actively pursuing God for direction and for my own personal healing. I have had to rely on God like never before and have consistently seen Him show up for me. I have felt God’s presence, strength and guidance every step of this difficult season.
I know that I know that I know that God is still healer. He is still redeemer. He is my Rock and my Refuge and I stand on Him alone. The vision of Treasures has been founded on the belief that God can and will bring purpose to even our greatest pain. I know that this is just as true in this circumstance as it has been in every other circumstance I have surrendered to Him.
I am planted in a healthy church and have the full support and involvement of my pastors, Philip and Holly Wagner. They, along with a handful of mentors and close friends, are providing me with all the counsel I need to navigate this season of my life.
With that said, what I ask of you is prayer. In addition to praying for me personally, I ask that you continue to pray for Treasures. I truly see God’s strength made perfect in my weakness. I have never felt more dependent on and yielded to God than I am today. Even though this had been a difficult time for me – Treasure has continued to grow and God’s blessing is clear. God leads from strength to strength and even in the midst of this season in my life, I see Him moving through this ministry like never before. And I know that as He leads Treasures from strength to strength, He will do the same for me.
Thank you for your prayers and support.
Harmony (Dust) Grillo
Harmony Dust founded Treasures in 2003 while completing a Master’s in Social Welfare at UCLA. To date, she has trained outreach leaders that have gone on to establish more than 97 sex industry outreaches on 5 continents. She has been featured in various media sources, including Glamour Magazine, The Dr. Drew Show, and The Tyra Banks Show. She is a sought after speaker and her memoir, Scars & Stilettos, gives an account of the journey of going from working in strip clubs, to leading an organization that reaches women in the sex industry on a global scale.