If you have been following the activities of Traveling Light for a while, you must have noticed that many of the projects we support are somehow related to Christian drugs- and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Pulling people out of the pit of darkness into the light and giving them new hope. But, that is not all we do...
There are basically two pillars for all projects we sponsor, 1) they have to be small-scale and 2) they must somehow connect people with the love of Jesus. It can be a food bank in Israel, a gypsy church in Macedonia or a summer camp in the Ukraine. We are currently raising 5,000 euro for Casa Shalom in Italy, a therapeutic community in the Tuscan hills. This week we also want to ask your attention for a local initiative in The Netherlands: the ZIP festival (Sing in the Polder) that will be held July 5-7th, 2013 in Lopik.
A few years ago several churches in that area decided to work together in organizing local events, sing-inns, youth evenings and an annual festival. Their goals was, and still is, to bring people from all walks of life together and share the message of the Bible with them. It is also their goal to further improve relationships between different churches and denominations.The ZIP festival is a family festival being organized by a large group of faithful volunteers. Traveling Light would love to sponsor this initiative with a gift of 500 euro. We hope more non profits, businesses, organisations, churches and families will follow our example and become sponsors of this outreach event.
During the summer time, every week some kind of special event is being organized in The Netherlands: a summer fair, a music festival, a market ... Lots of money is being pumped into this kind of worldly entertainment. It is no more than logical that we support our Christian events; as an encouragement and as an investment in human lives. Good causes can be found everywhere as the need for God is huge. If you have a heart for outreach events in rural areas, please support the ZIP festival.
Send your gift to Rabobank nr. 1185 82 275, St. Traveling Light, IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275
BIC: RABONL2U Make sure to mention. ZIP 2013.
PS: We will participate in the program as well. We will speak, give a workshop and be present with a Traveling Light stand.