|Visiting Life Store at Teen Challenge Netherlands|
Earlier this year we visited the Teen Challenge Life Center in Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands.
Various services and activities in the area of care and welfare come together in this beautiful building. Life Center houses it all: 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 Life Store (secondhand shop).
We received an extensive tour of the building, we watched a film about Teen Challenge and of course we brainstormed about activities, campaigns and fundraising activities.
|Life Café, a great meeting place|
Part of the work of Teen Challenge Netherlands is called The Gate, which are youth centers connected to local churches. This outreach work focuses on prevention ... reaching teenagers with the gospel before they get into trouble because of drugs and alcohol. A much, much needed ministry.
Through meetings and personal conversations, but also through films, flyers and books, people are reached daily with a message of hope.
Teen Challenge Netherlands is currently working on a special edition of the world-famous book The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson. These books will be ideal as hand-outs and conversation starters.
We would like to help them with a donation for the printing costs and publication of this book; on the condition that we get a box for our coffee house / shop of course 😀
|Life Magazine 1958|
We had this project application on our desk for a while (yes, we have a waiting list) and earlier this week director Stephan Barendse called us with the announcement that the book is almost ready to go to print.
So, if you have it on your heart to help, please do so! Send your gift to IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht. make sure to mention TC Netherlands.
Teen Challenge Netherlands will celebrate 50 years in 2019!