Ecuador Update: What’s the Point of Life?!

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Some of you may remember hearing about the shocking tragedy of a family member of mine being killed by her husband just over a year ago. She was my daughter’s aunt and a sister to me. The incredible grief of losing her was compounded by the idea that a man that I loved and trusted was capable of such a …

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 …

Happy New Year, New Season!

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We look forward to working together this year to see women in the sex industry and victims and trafficking reached and restored around the globe! Super Bowl Outreach Sunday, February 1st The Super Bowl is commonly known as the single largest human trafficking incident in the U.S. You may remember the outreach reports from last year’s Super Bowl. Among the success stories was the news that Sixteen children as …

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 …

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 …

Lectio Divinia: A life-changing practice

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Lectio Divinia Meditative Scripture Reading   When Roe Dodgen first joined the Treasures team several years ago, she introduced us to the practice of ‘Lection Divina’. Somehow, every time she lead us in the exercise below, I felt like I had a fresh encounter with God.   It has been a great practice in developing our individual “God-listening skills” and …

Mother's Day, Vegas, Brazil and More!

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Help us reach 2,000 in Vegas! On May 22nd, the Treasures team will be headed to every strip club, sex club, and dominatrix club in Vegas for our 11th annual, Memorial Weekend outreach. Every Memorial Weekend, tourists from all over the country head to Vegas.  Along with them, an influx of women arrive in order to meet the increased demand for …

Mother’s Day, Vegas, Brazil and More!

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Help us reach 2,000 in Vegas! On May 22nd, the Treasures team will be headed to every strip club, sex club, and dominatrix club in Vegas for our 11th annual, Memorial Weekend outreach. Every Memorial Weekend, tourists from all over the country head to Vegas.  Along with them, an influx of women arrive in order to meet the increased demand for …

Narrow the Focus

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Narrow the Focus   The thing about ministry, and specifically ministry to women in the sex industry is that there is always a need waiting to be filled.  If you are a visionary, you can also probably come up with a creative way to meet it.   What I have learned (the hard way) is that reactively meeting one need …

One by One by One

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One by One by One Oddly enough, we all showed up for our outreach to the City of Industry wearing boots. Sleek, industrial, short, tall, zippers, buckles… all different kinds to match our range of personalities, but an unexpected symbol of oneness for our volunteer team. I was reminded of Ephesians 6:15: “As shoes for your feet put on whatever …