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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Follow-up project Chapel Teen Challenge Slovakia

Preparing the foundation
Towards the end of 2012 we announced Project Chapel Teen Challenge, Slovakia. We were able to donate 2,500 euro to Teen Challenge so they could make a start with the preparations and construction of the David Wilkerson Chapel on the gounds of the men's rehabilitation home in Sered. When the building permits came in and the snow melted, they started with the foundation of the building.

The Teen Challenge Slovakia men
The cool thing about this building project is the fact that the labor is being done by men who are in the program.

Men that used to be bound by addiction, problems, criminal behavior and an overall sense of hopelessness. Now, they are actively participating in the construction of a prayer house that will be a blessing to themselves, to all the future men in the program and to the people in the neighborhood (who are really curious)! A small sanctuary where they can come and cry out to God, say their prayers, sing a song or just be silent....

Building the outer walls
It is very encouraging and inspiring to see how hard they are working. The biggest and most difficult job so far was the digging (by hand) of the 80 cm deep foundation and the pouring of a concrete floor. The men did everything, even the bar bending.We are so proud. For some of them this is the first time they really do something constructive with their hands and of course this gives a sense of satisfaction and healthy pride... Look at what we are doing with our bare hands. Such living proof that all things are possible with God. Yes, ex-drugs- and alcohol addicts building a prayer chapel, how awesome is that! Let's pray that their light will shine until the out-most corners of Slovakia. That they may be a blessing for their nation.

It starts to look like a building!
Teen Challenge Slovakia can be trusted with their finances. Traveling Light received an orderly list (and receipts) of all the materials purchased with the money we donated at the beginning of this year. We would love to follow up on this project and raise another 2,500 euro for them. That money will be used for the purchase of further building materials, for example for the roof construction.

We are so excited to be able to support the construction and realization of the David Wilkerson Chapel in Slovakia. We hope you want to be a part of it too.

If you have a heart for Teen Challenge and such building projects, please send your gift to
Rabobank nr. 1185
IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275

By clicking on this Facebooklink you can see more photo's of this project.

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