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Here's her testimony:
Just this past week we had our Not For Sale (http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/) conference and mini-outreach in the city of Hamburg which is located near the North Sea in the north of Germany. Hamburg has the second largest red-light district (the first is in Amsterdam) called the Reeperbahn, in all of Europe. A lot of women and children are trafficked to Hamburg because of the convenience of shipping people in the cargo boats to the harbor. The week before our mini-outreach God put the passion in my heart to work in the Reeperbahn and love the prostitutes. I believed God would open up the doors for me to go there. SURELY HE DID! Monday evening five other girls and I got to prayer walk the Reeperbahn. I can't explain the shock I experienced - streets lined with sex shops, clubs, brothels, and prostitutes. The thing that blew my mind was that there were also fancy restaurants and couples who would go on dates! I couldn't comprehend how this could be the norm for them. How can you HANGOUT in this environment?
While we were walking to the Reeperbahn on Monday night we passed a flower shop and God gave me the idea to pass out roses with notes that said "You're beautiful!" to the prostitutes. I was so excited to do this and on Wednesday afternoon I went to go buy roses (which are really cheap in Germany!) and began the "Rose Project" with about seven other people. That evening we went out and passed out roses to the prostitutes. As I walked up to the first girl whom I gave a rose to, the Holy Spirit overwhelmed me and I couldn't help but say "you're beautiful" about six or seven times. It wasn't me speaking it was our Abba speaking to her. I walked away weeping because the love of God for her was so heavy…I couldn't help but cry because my heart broke for her. You could see her choking up wanting to cry but she couldn't because she was "working". So many of the women who we gave roses to began to tear up and turn their heads in shame because they thought they were undeserving. But they are worth so much and are loved by a King! To simply speak truth over these women was extremely powerful. My friend Kaitlyn and I walked back to where the brothels were to pass out more roses and the spiritual climate was so dark and heavy. You could see the men walking out from the brothels laughing, drunk, and covered in the spirit of lust. I could sense all of it and I weeped because God's heart broke for these men…I then realized God loves the pimps, the men who come for sex, and the prostitutes. God's love is unconditional…And I couldn't fathom it. God loves everyone equally…He loves the pimps. He loves the pimps. He loves the pimps…I still can't understand the abundance of love our Heavenly Father has for every human being on this earth.
The next day (Thursday) three of us went to go prayer walk in the Reeperbahn during the afternoon. We decided to buy salt from the store and spread it throughout the Reeperbahn as a proclamation of "new life" - as it says in the bible. So we walked around and spread salt upon the ground. That evening I asked God what He wanted me to do on Friday since it was our last day. He clearly told me "I want you to write letters to the prostitutes from me." I was like "um…okay". So God spoke and I wrote down what He wanted to tell the prostitutes. I signed the letter with "Love your God…Your Father". Later in the night I began to wrestle with God and I said "I don't want to write the letters because I don't want to annoy the prostitutes as they work…I don't want to bother them." and God said "No Victoria! I want you to write these letters. I want you to show these women that I am pursuing them…Like how a man who loves a woman pursues her - first with flowers, then with a love letter." I said "WOW, wow…I gotta do this." So on Friday I got one of my German friends to translate the letter for me. Then four other Germans and I wrote letters in German for six hours - I wanted to make God's dream come true. We wrote about forty letters! Praise Jesus…I was exhausted from writing these looooong letters in a foreign language…But it was so worth it!
Friday evening four of us went back to the Reeperbahn and began to pass out the letters. The reactions we got from the women were amazing - "letter for me?!", "first you give us roses, and now a letter?!"…For them to see God's heart was all that I desired. I was able to give a letter to the first girl that I gave a rose to on Wednesday. I left her and God tugged at my heart and said "Victoria go back and pray for her". I said "Okay fine" and I turned around and went back to pray for this woman, Vanessa. The Holy Spirit overwhelmed me again and as I prayed it was His words, not mine. Man, God loves her so much.
I left the Reeperbahn on Friday night not wanting to leave. I was like "GOD!!!! I WANT TO STAY HERE! I LOVE THESE PROSTITUTES!"…But I had to return back home to Herrnhut and I knew so many seeds were planted in just a week. A piece of my heart was left in the Reeperbahn and I know I will go back one day to minister and show the love of God once again. But for now…I will continue
pray and proclaim life and truth. I am honored that God allowed me to bring His light into one of the darkest places in Germany.