It is written of Jesus (Col. 2:15) that He disarmed and openly displayed the governments and powers and triumphed over them. This refers to the spiritual governments/powers, to the adversary of God, of grace, of good.

Out of life

This is about the spiritual authorities/powers, about the adversary of God, of grace, of good.

I am learning to imitate Jesus in this. He disarmed Satan when tempted in the desert by deep knowledge of and obedience to God's Word (Matt.4). He challenged the accusation that He Himself had a faulty mind by publicly asking four clear questions (Matt.12). He triumphed before the eyes of many on the cross of Calvary, when, at great cost of suffering, He took away Satan's charge of guilt and shame (Matt.27).

That is why we also report openly on this site what we see/experience, ask questions for the sake of an open conversation and are willing to bear the costs to help survivors (and perpetrators) get free from guilt and shame because of horrific injustice.

It is as simple as it is disarming: no clever ways or hidden motives. It does require courage, sanctification and perseverance. It cannot be done without Jeshua's help and mutual encouragement. How grateful we are to have that help and mutual commitment!

Gerard van der Schee, December 2022


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!