Out of life

By a faithful bidder

I can't remember when and how I first heard about satanic ritual abuse, in any case it was years ago. Later, when I was studying psychology, I heard again about these horrible things from my internship supervisor, who told me that it doesn't only happen far away, but also very close. During my graduation I spoke to some social workers and they too had spoken to people in their practice who were victims of this terrible injustice. I wanted to know more about it, started reading about it, thought about it and asked myself what I could do. How could I help? It touched me so deeply, I couldn't get rid of it. I did not know anyone (as far as I knew) who had been through this. More and more I dug into the subject and laid it down with God. "Lord, what can I do?" I prayed. Someone said to me: "You can pray for it". Yes, of course I could, and from then on I did. But actually words were inadequate because what could I pray for specifically?

Until I saw Aline Terpstra pass by in Café Weltschmerz. I watched the programme, googled her name and then came to the site of lichtopsrm. It was so nice to see that Aline is a Christian and that there was a list of prayer points on the site. I printed out the prayer list and started praying for the victims, survivors and aid workers. I also shared the list with people around me.

When I read about the atrocities that take place during Walpurgis Night, my husband and I decided to fast the day before and pray during Walpurgis Night. During a Bible study evening and in our prayer group I asked who wanted to pray with us during this night. So it happened that during the night about fourteen of us prayed in our house and fought for the victims and survivors of srm. Now we are continuing with a nice group of people, we call ourselves the Gideon's Army. It is wonderful how the Lord leads us and how He has brought us together. Once a month we come together to pray, but we also pray separately in our own homes when we know there are rituals going on in the cults. During very heavy cult nights we pray according to a prayer schedule, where each of us prays at home during the night.

For years I knew that srm was happening in the Netherlands, I wanted to do something, but got no further than a simple prayer. Actually I felt powerless, for years I struggled with it and asked myself what I could do. Now I experience very clearly God's call, a beautiful group of people has arisen who know themselves called to fight in prayer against this great injustice.

The story of Gideon can be read in Judges 6-8, it was an army of three hundred men and we see in Judges 7:16 that Gideon divided the three hundred men into three groups (so there were several groups). It was God's battle and because Gideon obeyed God, the enemy was defeated. We hope and pray that there will be more prayer groups in our country so we can pray together and fight against the horrible injustice of Srm. For as it says in 2 Corinthians 10:4 "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God, to the breaking down of strongholds."


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!