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    Hidden Treasures

    January 11, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team

    The two women listen intently as the drama about a former prostitute streams forth from the compact MP3 player. Eva and Livia* seem immersed in Hidden Treasures, their breathing rapid as Livia brushes away tears.  

    Afterward, the Roma women – also called Gypsies – from Hungary tell their own stories to their visitors who are distributing the MP3 players and sharing God’s love in Germany. Eva and Livia say they work in a brothel only because the money is necessary for their families to survive.

    The visitors remind them that they are precious in Jesus’ sight, that he loves them immeasurably. “We, too, are believers”, say Eva and Livia, and they look forward to another visit even though this time they aren’t willing to be prayed for by their guests.

    But another sex worker from Hungary is already considering the next step. Hidden Treasures also hit home in her life, which has included many suicide attempts.

    “All that these girls and women [in the drama] talked about, is so true – every single word of it,” said the woman, who was visited by a TWR Women of Hope team member. “Maybe we tell you that we are happy, but this is not true at all. Not in the place where I am and in no other brothel. I really want to talk to you personally, but please don’t tell my boss. Otherwise, I will get in trouble.”

    * Not their real names.       

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