Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Update project Bertine House, Ukraine

Jan & Erik at the start
What a beautiful day it was: October 26th, 2014! And what a great results at the marathon of Etten-Leur. Sadly enough André couldn't run because he did not feel well, but Thomas, Erik and Jan made up for it :)

With their kilometers they raised funds to help women and children who had to flee the Teen Challenge Bertine House in Donetsk, Ukraine, some weeks ago. Bertine House is a christian rehabilitation home for women coming out of addiction and prostitution. Together with their children they find there a safe place where they receive true love and often for the first time hear about Jesus.

The women, children and workers are currently living in a rented flat in the city of Poltava, and the most important thing is to get them through the winter. But they are at the same time looking for a big house where they can all live together and where the children have enough room to play outside.  And... new women are always coming in, especially during the cold winter.

Thomas at the finish
We have raised more than 3,000 euro so far for this project and gifts are still very welcome!

We are very proud of the men that ran for this cause and we are also thankful for the special t-shirts we received from Erik. For the sports fanatics among you... here are the official results:

Thomas van Dartel: 5 km in 23:29
Erik Slobben: 21 km in 2:05:07
Jan Verschoor: 21 km in 1:49:03

If you have a heart for the women and children of Bertine House, please send your gift to St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U

We all have a choice: either we repeat the bad news we hear on tv or we decide to help share the good news!

1 comment:

Magne Gulbrandsen said...

Thank you so mutsh fantastic