The name 'Talita':
The name Talita refers to a story from the Bible (Marcus 5:35-43). In this story Jesus raises a twelve year old girl from the dead, by taking her hand, and saying: ‘Talitha Koum!’ This meant: ‘Girl, rise!’ Talita is a term of endearment for a girl. We have chosen this name, because we believe that Jesus today still calls people to rise to a new life. Some situations are ‘deathly’, void of any human hope. Jesus’s strength brings hope to these situations. We work with women who in Romania are jokingly referred to as ‘girls’, because they are working the streets. We do not wish to address them in a derogatory way, but in the same loving way Jesus spoke to a twelve year old girl.