The projects Traveling Light supports and the contacts we are always making, are part of a growing network. For the next project we will 'take' you to Serbia again. If you go to the side bar on the right and scroll down to keywords, you can click on 'Serbia' and find out what we have done there in the past.
|Boris & Jelena Strbac|
In the picture you see Boris and Jelena Strbac with their daughter. They are the founders of Restart, a non profit organization with the mission to raise awareness about the dangers of addiction and to help addicts and former addicts and their families. The are trying to motivate people to go into one of the rehabilitation centers in Serbia or surrounding countries. Boris & Jelena have good contacts with the various rehab centers and over the past three years they were able to send more than fifty people (!) on their way to recovery.
Boris & Jelena know what they are talking about. As a young teenage kid Boris started to use marijuana, extacy, lsd, pills and at last heroin. Heroin took complete control over his life, even after he met Jelena. For ten years they were heroin addicts together, until 2008 when they went to the Teen Challenge rehab center in Serbia. They received deliverance through Gods love and power!
|Part of the team at the restart office|
In 2011, after they came out of the program, they established Restart, a ministry form the Holy Trinity Church in Novi Sad, where Boris is pastor. With a team of volunteers they go into the streets of Novi Sad and Subotica to make contact with the homeless and addicted. They also give prevention classes in elementary and high schools.
A while back Boris contacted us and asked if Traveling Light was able to help them with the purchase of a minivan. His own car ended up at the junk yard and currently they have no means of transportation. This past June, Jan met with Boris at My Brother's Keeper Conference in Bosnia and he promised that we would help them.
Between 3,000 and 4,000 euro is needed to purchase a good and reliable second hand minivan in Serbia; a Citroën Berlingo, VW Sharan, Opel Zaphira or something similar. Traveling Light is aware of the huge need in the streets of Serbia and we are thankful for people like Boris and Jelena who have given their lives now to help people in darkness, to share the gospel and to motivate people to change the direction of their life.
If you have a heart for street work, outreach, drugs prevention and evangelism, then you will love this project. Please send your gift to St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U and be part of the change that Europe so desperately needs!
When we sow in fertile ground, we can expect a fruitful harvest!