Are you judging me for working here?

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Our time in the South Bay last weekend was wonderful!  Many of the Treasures team were old faces who had returned after some time.  It was a reunion of relationships, which strengthened the already unified vision of our team to love the women working in the South Bay clubs through gifts.  Every club received us, and 132 gifts later, 132 …

Called Back for Good

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Called Back for Good by Monique Calderon Isn’t it crazy when that one thing—the one thing you thought would surely be your demise—ends up being the very thing that God uses for good? I’m an Angelino through and through, so I was in great anticipation of being a part of the Downtown LA outreach because this is my city, these …

I finally left…

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This summer, my daughter and I visited my fiancé’s family in New Hampshire. (Yes! I am engaged! And we are over the moon with excitement!) During our visit, we planted pumpkin seeds and little baby pumpkin plants in hopes of seeing a pumpkin patch sprout up in the fall. I have always had a “gray” thumb, so I honestly doubted …

Strip Club Owner Sells Club to Church: “It’s a place where a lot of dreams died and a place where we can see them be reborn”

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Strip Club Owner Sells Club to Church: “It’s a place where a lot of dreams died and a place where we can seem them be reborn” You may remember when we had the great pleasure of going to Colorado to train the wonderful folks with a heart to reach the women working at the Hunt Club, the only strip club in …

Brothels and Brazil: World Cup Outreach and Training Update

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An ongoing stream of men filed up and down the narrow, spiral staircase that ran like an artery, straight through the center of the “illegal”, 9-story mega brothel in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Different genres of music blared from each of the small rooms on either side of the staircase, creating a cacophony of noise.   Men shuffled along in what …

The Treasures Team rises up in the midst of tragedy…

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As many of you may know, on May 19th, my beautiful sister, April was killed in a senseless act of Domestic Violence.  I cannot even begin to express to you the deep level of grief I have felt over this loss and the pain of all of the trauma surrounding it.  My bones literally ached for days. We are all …

Strip Clubs and Motor Homes

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Strip Clubs and Motor Homes I can’t stand to pass by a strip club without knowing that the women are being reached. That is why my team personally reaches women in about 170 clubs each year.  That’s how many clubs there are in LA and Vegas combined. At one point in 2003, I seriously considered renting a motor home and …

I almost didn’t show up for this….

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I almost didn’t show up for this…. She extended her delicate arm, decorated with richly colored tattoos, and took the little pink gift bag. “What’s this for?” she asked leaning away from her customer. “Just a little Valentine, to let you know you are loved” we replied briefly, remaining considerate of the fact that she was with a client.  She …

New HIV Case in the Porn World

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News of a positive HIV test from an active adult performer broke Tuesday.  And while production on new films has been halted by several major companies, plenty more are continuing to film despite the threats of the recent news.  The number of performers that have been exposed to HIV is still not known. Porn is about fantasy.  But the truth …

Battle Between Church and Strip Club: Love Wins

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In the Battle Between Church & Strip Club: Love Wins!   After hearing breaking news about women from an Ohio strip club showing up to protest at a local church that had been picketing their club for years, our friends from JC’s Girls in San Diego decided to show up.  And I mean literally.  They got on a plane and …