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Monday, October 1, 2012

Shared joy is double joy

Marjan showing his new teeth

Now, this is definitely something that makes us really happy... and we hope it will do the same for you! Marjan shows his brand new teeth.

Do you remember that a few months ago we asked for your help, on behalf of one of the graduates in Teen Challenge, Slovenia? Project Teeth for Marjan is one of those things we just LOVE to do at Traveling Light: paying attention to individual people. After a bizarre life of addiction, homelessness and crime Marjan ended up at the doorstep of Teen Challenge, more dead than alive. Eighteen months he stayed in the program at the Dennis Griffith house in Nova Vas, Slovenia where he learned to live, to hope and to dream all over again.

So proud, so happy...
After his graduation from the program, Teen Challenge helped him to go back to work. It was his desire to go to the dentist for some major dental work. Well, we can say that appointment has changed him to the point where we hardly recognized him (look at the old picture one more time to see the difference). In this simple manner we have been able to help someone, who has been rescued from the pit by God, restore his dignity. Part of the bill has been paid by the other men in the program (YEAH!) and the rest, we were able to donate thanks to your gifts. A HEARTFELT THANKS to all of you, on behalf of Marjan.

Helping one person on a world wide scale of pain and suffering... does that make a difference? Yes, it does! Just imagine him being your son, brother,husband, friend or father...

In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents [Luke 15:10] 

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