|Pastor Sergey Romanenko in coffee house Berdychiv|
It is already a year ago that we introduced pastor Sergey Romanenko and his work in Berdychiv, Ukraine on this blog. We raised 5,000 euro towards the purchase of a house for women and children. That was such a blessing for them!
Women's home Simcha is running fine, many women and children have found this place of refuge. Pastor Sergey is also running a coffee house in Berdychiv. For many poor, homeless and addicted people a visit to a coffee house is often the first step towards seeking help. Volunteer workers of the coffee house go out into the streets to seek people who need help and invite them to come over for a visit.
|Women's home Simcha, Berdychiv|
Such a visit is a big step towards recovery. For many it is the first time to come in contact with believers and to experience God's love for them. They have a chance to meet people who have been set free from addictions and destructing lifestyles and who have started a new life. In the coffee house visitors get food and drinks, there is time to talk, to make music and to listen to people giving a testimony about what God has done in their lives.
After several visits (sometimes even after only one!) some people make the decision to turn around and to enter a rehabilitation home where they often stay a year or even longer.
|Coffee house in Berdychiv|
Pastor Sergey and his team are doing a marvelous work in Berdychiv. They really take care of the down and out and lonely... they are letting their light shine in dark corners of the Ukraine.
There are several needs at the moment: renovation work in the rehab homes, car repairs and expansion of the coffeehouse work.
We like to share good news from Ukraine! Human lives being changed, for eternity! There is no better investment to make.
You can send your donation towards the work in Berdychiv to St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U. Make sure to mention: COFFEE HOUSE
PS: See sidebar on the right for an overview of our December projects.