Hidden Treasures – a Tool for Transformation
Hidden Treasures brings hope in Jesus to women trapped in prostitution. It uses media to share relevant, real-life stories that promote conversations leading to transformation.
Although the Hidden Treasures audio dramas have been produced in English and many other European and Asian languages, the ultimate goal is to increase the translations and produce a tool to be used globally in the ministry of TWR Women of Hope. Productions in several additional languages are in various stages of development for all the TWR Women of Hope ministry regions.
Through the European Freedom Network and other conferences and partnerships, the Hidden Treasures audio dramas are distributed to organizations that develop relationships with women trapped in prostitution. Since 2018 more than 1,000 digital devices containing the dramas have been given out to over 50 anti-trafficking organizations in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Early in 2019, Dr. Peggy Banks, director of TWR Women of Hope, organized a Hidden Treasures Task Force to raise awareness, expand the impact and develop additional content to help women coming out of prostitution find a deeper walk with God. One development that resulted from this group is the new hishiddentreasures.com website, which houses the European-language versions of this resource.
The Task Force knew that there needed to be multiple ways to get the content into the hands of trafficked women. The development of the website makes the Hidden Treasures dramas available to anyone anywhere. The site offers an email address that the women can use to reach out for help and care.
When TWR Women of Hope receives an email, the ministry connects the sender with an organization familiar with her language and culture to answer questions and support her. Our partners get to know each survivor of this terrible trade. They listen to her and love her. They offer the Hidden Treasures tool as a way to work through a transition to new life in Jesus.
“The most important work and key for Hidden Treasures is prayer,” said Eeva Vähäsarja, TWR Women of Hope regional coordinator for Europe and CAMENA.* “It is our foundation.”
Would you join us in praying for the ministry of Hidden Treasures? Pray that God would provide direction for future ministry, for effective teamwork and partnerships, and for trafficked women to find their freedom and restoration in Jesus.
* Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa