The Network

Out of life

I like to get in moving for subjects that matter. For example, I helped found Stichting Present Almere and I was on the board of Compassion Nederland. When I was asked to help Aline Terpstra find a support network for a survivor of search for a support network for a survivor of SRM, I also took that step forward. However, at first I had to I had to get used to the traumatic stories that I heard. I wanted I wanted confirmation that it was true; the broadcasts of Argos helped me with that, as did conversations with good acquaintances. Argos and conversations with good acquaintances. And when I suddenly received threatening emails, my last shred of doubt disappeared: in our country, too, deep injustice is being deep injustice.

I think it is a It is a privilege to be of service to survivors. It always touches me deeply When I hear what has been done to them, I like to dedicate my time and talents for them.




The world of survivors was totally unknown to me. I have great respect for their courage and perseverance when I hear about their bizarre experiences. How vulnerable and special that they want to share this with me personally! I really appreciate that we can open our home for encounters.

Being there unconditionally is the key

I have been touched in my heart by the injustice done to so many; I want to stand for the truth and for God's justice to prevail.

Survivors of SRM need what every human being needs: sincere love, a heart that listens without judgement and lasting connection. Even the deepest parts, those who had to murder and rape, then dare to speak. How many victims will break free from their lifelong slavery if they receive 10 such friends?

It is a privilege to pray for survivors, regularly and at key moments. And also for their families, if they are still in the cult. That is my contribution to their liberation and I experience that in this way I can help God's light to shine on their lives. As a Christian, I thus take my place in God's Kingdom and in the heavenly realms.

What a new, dark world opened up for me in 2020. Too bizarre to be true, until I started to listen and read critically and openly. I now find it a privilege to support therapists and survivors, so that the Light of Jesus overcomes the deep darkness.

I give my hands to help and my heart to love.

It is a privilege to experience a survivor. But it is an even greater privilege to be able to do your modest part to support the survivor to really live.

No one can do it all alone.... That is why I want to mean something for others. My name Tikva means HOPE ... and there is hope for everyone!