“It’s a New Night”: An Outreach Recap

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“It’s a New Night”: An Outreach Recap By Jessika   As a former adult entertainer, these outreaches always have a profound affect on me. This month’s outreach was no exception.   I have been out of the industry for the past 8 years. This was my 10th outreach. At first returning to the clubs where I worked and spent my …

Vision Carriers

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  Leaders are vision carriers. As Strip Club Outreach Leaders, God placed a vision in your heart to reach women in the commercial sex industry. As a leader, I believe that vision carrying is one of your primary functions. According to the bible, without vision, people perish. (Proverbs 29:18 KJV). Another version says “Where there is no revelation, people cast off …

Decision Making

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Decision Making    “Life is a sum of all your choices” ~Albert Camus   We are faced with decisions all day, every day. The choices we make profoundly affect the direction, quality, and overall essence of our lives. As leaders, the decisions we make also have the ability to profoundly affect other people’s lives.   In the 11 years I …

How Porn Affects the Brain

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by Anna Malika There is no way around it—overcoming a struggle with pornography is a strenuous and sometimes a never-ending battle. Due to the fact that some of you have never experienced the thought process of someone recovering from pornography, here is a taste of it: A man turns on his computer to research where to vacation with his wife …

What’s Next? : Strip Club Outreach Update

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What’s Next? by Lindsay Hall “So what happens now?” The beautiful, young woman was eager, even desperate, for direction.  The gift she had just received from Treasures was clearly a welcomed sign of something she had been waiting for.  The Treasures volunteer told her about the website which offered a host of resources that were available to this woman.  She …

Take off the cape: Why using the word “rescue” is harmful to anti-trafficking efforts

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I have often said that those of us who provide care and services to sex trafficking victims need to be careful not to assume our work consists of jumping on a white horse, tossing on our superhero capes and thinking that we are here to “rescue” the people we are serving.  I have talked to people, newly exposed to the issue of …

SEXPO IN SOUTH AFRICA: Outreach Update

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Check out this Sexpo outreach update from a  Treasures-trained outreach in South Africa!!!     LOVED.VALUED.PURPOSED Our first year at Sexpo as Cherished and it was an amazing time to share God’s love with everyone there, especially the industry girls working at the show. Our stand was a peaceful, beautiful place to hang out away from some of the hustle and bustle of sexpo. Some …

Outreach Update: No Fear

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No Fear Outreach Update by Lindsay Hall   It’s always a rich experience to be a part of the Treasures National Training Outreach because women from across the country are gathered with a common vision that is so far beyond any one of themselves, a vision to remind women who work in the industry that they are deeply loved, immeasurably …

Confessions of an “Unsolicited Advice-Giver”

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Confessions of an “Unsolicited Advice-Giver” I am a recovering “unsolicited advice-giver”. If you had a problem, I was going to tell you exactly how to fix it… passionately and emphatically.   And, lucky you, I usually had a book recommendation to go along with my input. If you were a good friend, you would probably receive said book as a gift …

I sold a girl and a sofa on Backpage

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As disturbing as this image is, it captures the truth of what is happening on back page.  For years, backpage has been known as a place where ads for “escort services” are wide spread.  Moreover, they have consistently allowed and enabled children to be sold by sex traffickers on their website, all the while, hiding behind the Communications Decency Act …