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Thursday, June 28, 2012

TC Netherlands, De Spetse Hoeve

Information stand Teen Challenge Netherlands
Traveling Light offers more than financial support to ministries in need. We will also try to offer practical help, but most of all spiritual encouragement. 

A few weeks back we celebrated Pentecost, which is a public holiday in Holland, with more than 50.000 people during a four day festival. We took turns volunteering at the Teen Challenge stand, which could be found in the world expo tent where hundreds of non-profits and organisations presented their work. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people came by to ask information, to pick up the news letter from Teen Challenge Netherlands or just to share their testimony. Many young people asked interesting questions, like: 'can I get addicted to my phone or the internet?' and 'How do I know when I am addicted?' etc.
Jan talks with a young boy about the danger of addiction

The questions were not only about alcohol and drugs, but often about gaming, chatting and messaging. We had many good conversations, sometimes quite moving... as with the little boy you see in the picture.

Saturday September 8th, 2012 the Spetse Hoeve is organizing an open house. Everyone is welcome. From 11 am until 5 pm you will be able to see the property, to enjoy a good bbq, to browse our info stand and sales stands and talk with many friends and supporters. There will be games for kids as well, so bring the family!

It would be great if we were able to hand them a cheque for 3,500 euro for the purchase of a new (second hand) passenger van. We still need about 2,000 euro to reach that goal. We have received the question why De Spetse Hoeve doesn't get more financial support from the government. Well, the answer is simple: because evangelism & dicipleship is part of their program, the government cannot support it. They do get a subsidized amount per student, but that is not enough to keep the program running., so please help!

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