|Janusz & Bogusia Gornicki|
Do you remember project heater Teen Challenge Poland? Well, at that time we also wrote a few lines about Janusz Gornicki who runs a rehabilitation & crisis home in the south of Poland. You can see him in the photo with his wife Bogusia.
Back in 2010 they started a Teen Challenge rehabilitation & crisis center in the south, in Winiarczykowka. Which is totally awesome, because Janusz walked through the doors of Teen Challenge Lekini years ago, struggling with addictions. Today he is a free man and dedicated to rescuing others as he once was rescued!
|Loving others as God loves us|
Together with Bogusia and their staff they help men who are homeless, addicted and disabled and who often live under difficult life circumstances. They offer them a home, a warm bed, food, good care and most of all love.
Most of these men are up in age and are, because of their addictions, not accepted in regular care facilities. These men experience Gods love, often for the very first time in their lives. Janusz and Bogusia have given their lives to take care of the poor, homeless and lonely ones.
|The Winiarczykowka gang|
Winiarczykowka also serves as a crisis center as it offers shelter for those waiting for their placement for a long-term treatment in the Teen Challenge Centre in Łękinia. There is room for 22 people (including staff) to live at the center.
Janusz emailed us (towards the end of 2013) about the problems they are having with their sewage water tank which has been wrongly installed by the previous owner of the house. It collects ground and rain water as well and fills up quickly. This means they have to pump everything out on a monthly basis, which costs them several hundred euro's every month!
|Emptying the current tank|
They rather use this money for the day to day operations of the center. Just imagine how much is needed for 22 people every day: food, clothing, study materials, utilities, everything. The centers depends on donations and on the creativity of a few ladies, just take a look HERE and see what beautiful things they make. The sales of such artwork brings in some money as well.
The installation of a new sewage treatment plant is a big investment for the center, about 11,000 euro. They have collected part of it and still need 7,000 euro before the contractor can start the work. Traveling Light really wants to help Janusz and Bogusia. It cannot, and should not, be difficult to raise at least 4,000 euro towards this project. The new installation will save them a big chunk in their monthly expenses.
Maybe you are (or want to be) a generous church, organisation or business that would love to jump on this train as well... the faster we can raise the necessary funds, the sooner they can start the work! If you have a heart for the work in Poland, please send your gift:
When in EUROPE: St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275, BIC: RABONL2U
When in USA: Eastern Europe Outreach, make sure to mention: TC Poland Winiarczykowka
We are looking forward to hear from you.
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