One Call Changed Her Life, And The Life of Another…
Recently, we received a call from Sophia*, a young girl who had originally reached out to us in 2011 when she was on the verge of entering into prostitution.
She was raised in a Christian home, but our paths crossed during a time when she was questioning her faith, and was unsure of her value. As with so many girls, she faced financial hardships, and thought prostitution would solve her problems.
Someone suggested she contact Treasures, and after receiving support from our team she decided not to enter into sex work!
One year later, and though finances are still tight, Sophia is flourishing in her faith and confident in her value as a woman.
She called the office to tell us an incredible story about how God has used her to impact someone else.
Last month she met a woman who was working as a stripper in their city. When Sophia mentioned her financial challenges, the woman suggested that she join her in working at the strip club.
Sophia politely declined her offer. Then she reached into her purse and pulled out her copy of "Scars and Stilettos".
"Actually, I have a book I'd like to give you. I think you'll like it," she said, handing it to the woman.
"No thanks, I don't like to read," she said.
Despite the objections, Sophia persisted, and finally convinced the woman to take the book.
Not only did the woman read "Scars and Stilettos" but 3 weeks later she is out of stripping and has started going to Church!
Sophia brimmed with excitement as she told us this amazing story!
Because you care, this is what happens when a woman hears this simple message: You are Loved, You are Valued, and You are Purposed!
The truth of God's Love for her transformed her life, and because Sophia understood her value and purpose, she could encourage someone else to discover theirs!
When you partner with Treasures, you not only invest in the lives of the women we serve, you invest in the lives of others who are impacted by their transformation!
As 2012 comes to a close, you can help reach and serve even more women who are working in the sex industry.
Your best gift, between now and December 31st, is an investment in the lives of women, just like Sophia, and will make a difference in bringing transformation and freedom.
Harmony Dust, MSW
Founder of Treasures
As you consider your best year-end gift, please think of Sophia, and thousands of women just like her. They can be reached personally and told about God's love. Donations can be made online at www.iamatreasure.com or mailed to the address below.
P.o. box 5311, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
*Names and identifying information has been changed to protect confidentiality.
Treasures is a survivor-led, faith-based outreach and support group for women in the sex industry, based in the adult industry capital of the world.
Our mission is to encourage women that they are loved, valued and purposed and to equip them in their recovery journey through support groups, mentoring and spiritual encouragement.
© 2013 I Am Treasure Ministry