|Teen Challenge Life center|
This week we visited the Teen Challenge Life Center in Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands (yeah, close to home this time). Life Center is a local care network that aims to provide a warm and safe meeting place for the city.
Life Center is a good example of cooperation when it comes to care, welfare and mental health. There is Life Care (care and counseling rooms), Life House (shelter and support for people who are in trouble), Life Café (meeting place and community center) and recently, Life Store (2nd hand shop). Director Stephan Barendse visited our 2nd hand shop Twinkeltje last year and was impressed with the possibilities that a simple and inviting meeting place offers. Glad that we can be an inspiration in this!
At the beginning of January we raised money for project heater hostel Bialogardzie in Poland. We received an email and photos from Jan and Małgorzata Kwiatkowscy, the directors of the re-entry house. They write:
"Many thanks !!!. Winter and frosts are not terrible anymore !!!
Thanks to your kindness and generosity in the form of transfer of funds for the purchase of the furnace for our TEEN CHALLENGE branch in Białogard, we can now function peacefully. One furnace has been functioning for several weeks and gives us great joy in giving us warmth. The second furnace will start running any day, and this is because the order and assembly takes a while.
All our students were very pleased and touched by your generosity, openness and readiness to support others. For many of them, this is a great testimony of God's love expressed..."
|Teen Challenge men's rehab in Berdychiv|
Last year we raised funds for the expansion of the Teen Challenge men's rehab home in Beryichiv, Ukraine.
It is really worth seeing how beautiful the new room has become. The Star of David in the ceiling is really something to be jealous of :) It is fantastic!
Many meetings are being held and trainings are being given there. What a beautiful room to live and learn and come together, especially when we consider that most men used to live on the street for years.
We are so happy and thankful to see how our donations are being spent and it is our joy to share that with you as well.
You are always welcome in our 2nd hand shop Twinkeltje, but in particular at:
Thursday evening April 5: Mission evening Hungary
Friday evening April 20: Prayer for the Nations
Friday evening, May 25: Israel evening
Gifts for all those beautiful projects we support are always welcome at IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht.