Truth in the hidden

Now over a year ago, my husband and I ran into an old acquaintance by 'chance' and we struck up a conversation about SRM. I already knew of its existence but actually it was something that was far away from me because it is not easily talked about.

Out of life

It is a subject to which people often initially react with disbelief or, as someone recently said to me during a Halloween prayer night, "Sometimes I wish I hadn't heard all this". She was referring to all the horrors that take place in secret during cult nights.
I think the latter was the drive for me to say "yes" to a request to join
want to help create the prayer letter 'A Gideon's Army'. For what in the hidden
takes place and cannot bear the light of day must be made public. Psalm 51:8a reads:
"God wants truth in the hidden". When I reflect on what goes on in this dark world,
feelings of injustice and powerlessness intrude on me; I cannot and will not let it get too close
How beautiful it is then that we can bring all the injustice and all the pain and sorrow to God in prayer and
may expect Him to provide comfort and relief. While making the prayer letter, we realise
I that everything described therein will be brought into the light. The prayers for the survivors
of SRM and those still imprisoned may ascend to the Father through Jesus.
In an area of a church building where there is a lot of prayer, a painting depicting a bowl. It is a bowl with incense, in which prayers are collected, including prayers that are not (yet) answered but that God knows about. The creator of this painting, Carla Veldhuis explains her painting 'Incense': "A fragrance offering in the O.T. stood for all prayers, they ascended, it was for Elohim a wonderful fragrance! This was also the place of voluntary sacrifice. Also your simple 'bare' worship without adornment, broken prayers given with tears. Concerns about war, your children, the future etc. put into His bowl. There is a place for it... they are Heard and transformed."
An army of Gideons needs to rise up to pray! Fine with making the prayer letter, my



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!