May we introduce someone special to you? This is Marjan, and it is possible that his face looks familiar to you... because we have posted his picture on this weblog before. In the report about our visit to Teen Challenge Slovenia last April we mentioned him.
Marjan did not live the average comfortable life. Traumatic experiences, addictions, homelessness, psychiatric hospitals... Marjan has seen it all. According to the world's standard he would be considered a hopeless case. But according to God's standard he was just a person in dire need of salvation and a new life. So, 18 months ago he came to the Dennis Griffith House in Nova Vas, Slovenia, and entered the program of Teen Challenge. It was there that he experienced the love of the Father, the grace of Jesus and the fellowship with the Holy Spirit. He is a new creation now and has hope for a future. This is very much visible in the picture Jan took a few weeks back: he shines!
During the visit of Jan and Steven to Slovenia Marjan told them he was getting ready to graduate the program, which is a big deal. Together with Matjaz (the director of Izhod Teen Challenge Slovenia) he went to see his former employer who offered him a job, hallelujah! They are also helping him finding a place to live and going to church and Bible study.
Marjan would love to have new teeth before he starts his job. The cost for his dental work will be around 420 euro. And you know what is so cool? The other men in the program have scraped together their money and offered him 140 euro, a true love offering. So, there is still 280 euro needed. We would love to help him and encourage him, we hope you will do so too!
Donations can be send to:
Rabo bank nr. 1185 82 275 St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht, The Netherlands
Make sure to mention: TEETH MARJAN
PS: As soon as we have received the required amount we will announce it on this blog. Any money that will come in after we have reached the goal will be kept for upcoming projects... and they are all good, so don't worry :)