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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Project green houses, Serbia

Green houses at Teen Challenge, Serbia
Some time ago we received a request from Sasa and Svetlana Ivanovic, the directors of Teen Challenge in Serbia... whether we wanted to raise some funds for the purchase of new plastic for the tomato green houses at the drugs- and alcohol rehabilitation center in Novi Sad.

The work of Teen Challenge in Novi Sad depends in part on donations, but also in part on the profits made of their tomato growing business.

Men's home in Novi Sad
Behind the men's center you can find several huge green houses that are covered with plastic. Every so many years the plastic has to be replaced. They are planning to do so (for at least four green houses) this coming January/February. After several years the plastic gets darker which prevents sunlight to come in and of course weather circumstances cause damage. In March 2015 thousands of tomato plants will begin to grow in these green houses.

The work in the green houses is therapy for the men in the program. They learn to work structurally and to take responsibility for the plants, the watering, the feeding, the picking etc. The fact that the tomato business brings in money to run the center, is often an extra drive to work hard and diligently.

Replacement of plastic is necessary
Of course we would like to help them with this practical investment. It takes about 600 euro for one green house to change the plastic covering. We would like to support Teen Challenge Serbia with this project by raising 2,400 euro, so they can totally renew four green houses.

If you love tomatoes ;) and the work of Teen Challenge, please help us out and make your gift payable to St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U and make sure to mention GREEN HOUSES.

On behalf of the staff and students in Serbia, thank you very much for your help!

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
[Galatians 6:2]

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