Treasures Ministries Is From Strength to Strength in Past 9 Years Since Founded
By Jocelyn Hu
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 place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left.
I am no graphic designer, but this is the picture I saw in my head. It is an image of a tent that symbolizes Treasures. Each tenet of our program is represented by a stake (Care, Outreach, Education, Training, and Partners (that's YOU). Stakeholders if you will. Jesus is the foundation. Prayer is the covering. The chords running through the structure- determining capacity- represent the Leadership Team.
This scripture paints a picture of growth, stretching, and strengthening. It paints a picture of what Treasures has experienced in 2012!
For the sake of strengthening, we made some hard choices. Cutting certain programs to focus on strengthening others. Pruning to allow more growth. As a result, the organization, volunteer team, and leaders are stronger than ever. We are positioned and ready to head into 2013 with strength!
Staying the course, and allowing God to stretch and strengthen us along the way, is a product of faithfulness.
Treasures, has been committed to reaching and serving women in the sex industry for 9 years. We are in this for the long haul because we know, that is what it takes to see lasting change. Abdication, abuse and abandonment have caused so much pain for the women we serve. Faithfulness is what it takes to see women walk in freedom and healing.
Recently, I had the honor of connecting with Christa, a woman who has been impacted by faithfulness... faithfulness of partners just like you.
Two years ago, she had just left the sex industry, was single mother with no income, and with the holidays fast approaching, she found herself unable to buy gifts for her children. Due to the faithful generosity of our partners, we were able to provide her with the means to purchase gifts for her children. Those were the only gifts her children received that holiday.
This year, I had the privilege of training Christa to start an outreach to women in the sex industry in her community!
Faithfulness reached Christa. Faithfulness met her in a time of need. And faithfulness has equipped her to use her life to impact others!
Thank you for your faithfulness in partnering with Treasures to see women like Christa walk in freedom!
Please consider giving a special year-end gift to help Treasures start off 2013 STRONG!
With your help, we can continue to be faithful in our 10th year of seeing women in the sex industry reached and restored!
Tax deductible donations can be made online today at www.iamatreasure.com OR
Checks can be mailed to the address below payable to Treasures Ministries
P.o. box 5311, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
*Christa's story is used with permission.
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