Authentic Community : Treasures Value #2

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Authentic Community : Treasures Value #2   In some ways, as a society, we are more connected then we have ever been.  I can send and email, Skype, or update my Facebook status and instantly make a cyber connection with people around the globe.   Despite our heightened level of connectivity via technology, I often wonder if we are actually …

Taking Back Ground: My 1st Time back in Strip Clubs in Seven Years!

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Taking Back Ground: My 1st Time back in Strip Clubs in Seven Years! by Jessika Seven years ago I walked out of the club where I was dancing and I never went back.  I had been in and out of clubs for twelve years.  Treasures’ first outreach, 10 years ago, was at that very club.  I may well have been …

Exciting News for Treasures!

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Saddleback Church This Saturday, Harmony has the honor of speaking alongside Kay Warren and Sandie Morgan at Saddleback Church for the National Trafficking Awareness Day Symposium!  Registration is FREE. If you are in the OC area, come on out!         National Outreach and Care Training EARLY BIRD RATE! Los Angeles – March 14-15, 2014 Want to reach …

Will You Help Us Reach Women Like Madeline*?

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  Your Year-End Gift Will Help Us Reach Women Like Madeline*!   Dear Treasured Partner,   I’m writing you today to ask you to consider a year-end gift to Treasures. Your gift today will allow us to reach women like Madeline*, the women whose story appears below.   Although there are more women in the sex industry today than at …

Far and Away: May Outreach Update

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Far and Away by Lindsay Hall, Treasures Volunteer Feeling lonely sucks. Think about all the darkest emotions: betrayal, anger, depression…  At each of their core is loneliness.  Whether it’s feeling misunderstood, abandoned, under-valued, hopeless, or deceived, feeling alone leaves us vulnerable.  Often, this is when our compassion and hope begin to harden, and our feelings overshadow our character, and therefore, our perceived identity. …

Beam of Light by Holly Wagner

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Beam of Light by Holly Wagner By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. – Psalm 119:105 (The Message) I have spent many hours in airplanes. Looking out from an airplane window at night can be almost magical when the plane is crossing over a city. The twinkling city …

There is a woman waiting for us to show up….

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  But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it?  Romans 10:14 …

The Old and the New: Outreach Update

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 The Old and the New Sometimes seeing the old and the new together can make for a good laugh—like a grandparent trying to understand Facebook or trying to speak the “lingo” of the teenagers.  Sometimes the juxtaposition can make you weep for what opportunity has been lost.  But there are moments when seeing old and new together can actually renew purpose, significance, …

Strength to Strength

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STRENGTH TO STRENGTH Ever since I founded Treasures in 2003, I have watched God lead us from strength to strength.  In every season, in every transition, He has been faithful to do this.   At the close of 2011, I asked God to give me vision for 2012.  The message of Isaiah 54:2-3 came alive in my heart.   Enlarge …

The True Gift

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I’ll never forget the emptiness in my heart the year that the only Christmas gifts I received were from a client. Yes they were beautiful and extravagant, yet empty all the same. And so was I.   We are in a season of giving. I walk into a local shop. The holiday music is starting to dance in my ears. …