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  • Jun9Fri

    Hidden Treasures: Stories of Redemption

    June 9, 2017 by TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Testimonies, Violence
    As a 16 year-old girl, TWR Women of Hope Founder Marli Spieker was partnered with an older woman to minister in a brothel. While an unusual ministry opportunity for a young girl, that first encounter with a prostitute left an imprint on Marli’s heart and mind. She says, “God began a work in my heart that day. He used Isaiah 45:3 to write on my mind, ‘And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness— secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.’” Marli had no idea how that small seed the Lord had planted would manifest itself some day.

    Years later, God clarified why he gave Marli this passage. One day while walking the street in Amsterdam, Holland, she looked across the street and saw a nearly naked woman displayed in a glass window. And there were many others as well. Marli recognized this as the hidden treasure God had spoken to her about when she was 16! It was time for that long-buried seed to flourish.

    Today, TWR Women of Hope, in partnership with the European Freedom Network, has developed a series of nine audio dramas inspired by real events and crafted with professional advice. These redemptive stories of hope are stored on small, inconspicuous handheld devices and distributed by various Christian organizations working on-the-ground across Europe. They tackle sensitive social, physical, psychological, medical and emotional issues in a nonthreatening yet professional manner from a Christian perspective.

    As human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women continues to be an epidemic with devastating impacts on women, their families and their communities, we are bringing Hidden Treasures to women on the streets and locked away in brothels. Women are introduced to Jesus as Friend, Saviour and Healer, and are shown their God-given intrinsic value and purpose.

    These programs use the power of media to bring inner healing and freedom to sexually exploited and trafficked women … hope and healing in Jesus powerful name! What a powerful life-changing message!

    Go to www.twrwomenofhope.org/hidden-treasures to learn more and hear samples of this healing program.