Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Project sponsoring Teen Challenge Conference, Ukraine

Team Teen Challenge Ukraine
As we did in previous years, Traveling Light would like to sponsor the annual Teen Challenge conference in Ukraine, which will be held in Kiev from May 27-30. The theme for this year's conference is: 'Leaders for such a time as this'

The work among poor, addicted and homeless people is not a nine-to-five job. It is challenging and often very difficult, but at the same time very rewarding. Many workers (volunteers) in the Teen Challenge team in Ukraine were themselves in difficult positions in the past, so they know the need for a changed life and they know it is possible to have a new beginning!

Conference poster
We know all the young people in the picture above personally. We know their stories and background, their testimonies and vision for the future. Regular training and participating in conferences is a must, an investment in the future of Ukraine. They are living in a difficult time and are facing many challenges as a nation. But God has entrusted them to be leaders in this particular time.

There is an enormous need for healthy and wise spiritual leadership. Their is a need for people who can hear Gods voice and are at the same time willing to do what it takes to offer humanitarian aid. We are convinced that God is looking for people who can stand in the gap on behalf of others.

Going into the streets...
It costs about 45 euro per person to participate in this 4-day conference. Many workers and volunteers do not have sufficient finances for this and/or the journey to Kiev. (The average salary in the Ukraine is about 200 euro per month).

If you want to support someone to go to this conference, you can do so by donating 45 euro. We expect to be able to support many people and in doing so giving them hope for a better future in Ukraine.

Make your gift payable to St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U. Make sure to mention: CONFERENCE UKRAINE.


Віка said...

Thanks for doing this for Teen Challenge Ukraine! Because of political instability Ukrainian currency lost it's value but salaries didn't go up. So the average salary this year is 160 euros. That's why it's difficult for people to afford this conference.

Traveling Light said...

Okay, thanks, I'll change it!