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Friday, April 24, 2020

Twinkeltje, Refugee help, and sponsoring

Twinkeltje
Our secondhand shop is open every Saturday afternoon between noon and 5 PM, although with some restrictions. We temporarily removed the coffee table and only three customers are allowed in, at a time.

It is very obvious that for many of our 'regular visitors' it is an important part of their week to stop by for a chat. Especially for those who are single, handicapped, or lonely. They are super happy that our door is still open.

We do of course have a lot of nice things for sale, so you can take your time to look around. The proceeds from all sales this month, will go to the Teen Challenge juvenile home in Kazakhstan.


Refugee Help
We regularly need items for refugees who have been assigned a house or apartment. You could think of: lamps, curtains, bed linen, pans, plates, cutlery, mugs, and glassware.

We have no storage room for large items, such as furniture, refrigerators, or washing machines. We can, however, contact Refugee Help in our town to see whether there is a place directly with the refugees themselves or in the Refugee Help storage.


Atelier De Schor
Throughout the month of May, atelier De Schor is open every Friday and Saturday between 10:00 and 17:00 for the sale of super nice flea market, vintage and retro items. Please note: only two customers can enter at the same time. Half of the proceeds will go to Traveling Light. The address of De Schor is Bosch 6 in Papendrecht.

We love it when people think and act. Remember, 👉raising money for the projects continues without pause. Currently, the work of 222 Ministries among refugees in Turkey is what we are raising funds for.

We have contact with people in different countries of Europe via email, Whatsapp, and social media. So, we stay somewhat informed about the happenings in each country.

GIFTS (large and small) for all our projects are always welcome and can be directed at St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht, IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Project support Farsi speaking Christians, Turkey

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will know we have written several times about the work of 222 Ministries and Pearl of Persia in Iran and also among the often forgotten Christian refugees in central Turkey.

Lazarus & Maggie Leghnazar are the founders of 222 Ministries and Maggie has been a tremendous help for us when we were publishing the Farsi edition of Marja's book Grace of Giving here in the Netherlands. Stella Saghian (pictured) has been our contact for several years.

Many Farsi-speaking Christians have become refugees because of conflict or have been persecuted for their faith. Christian refugees are especially vulnerable. Healthcare and employment issues are the major challenges they face. For most people, the church is the place of hope and comfort. With the help of 222 Ministries, (house)churches for Farsi speaking believers have been planted in about 14 different cities in Turkey.

Unfortunately, the current measures make it difficult or impossible to get together. 222 Ministries has started offering limited quantities of hygiene products, but more support is urgently needed for the months ahead.

You can help the Farsi speaking Christians in Turkey by sending your precious gift to St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht, IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U. Make sure to mention: 222 MINISTRIES. Or (if you are in the USA for example) you can donate directly through their website.

You can also support the work of 222 Ministries by ordering a copy (or several copies) of the Farsi edition of Marja's book Grace of Giving from their website and give it to someone in your area who speaks Farsi.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Proceeds of secondhand shop go all over Europe

Last week we received a message from Poland and well from Teen Challenge Winiarczykowka. Janusz and Bogusia Gornicki are the directors of a home for the elderly which is located in a former border patrol post. 'We're painting the whole house,' Bogusia messaged.

👉The proceeds of our secondhand shop/coffee house Twinkeltje over the month of January went to the work of Teen Challenge in Winiarczykowka. They wanted to paint the house on the inside, which is the first time since they came to live there, 10 years ago.

'We are so happy with your gift,' Bogusia wrote, 'we were able to buy a lot of paint and now we can give the men a nice job. At the moment we are more or less confined to the house with these elderly people, so it is great to have such a beautiful project that we can all work on. They love it!'

Well, back in January we had no idea how our donation fro them would be put to use. But we are very glad to hear that the timing was perfect. For sure, the home will look wonderful when all the work is done.

👉The proceeds of Twinkeltje over February went to the work of Brian Slater and Abundant Bread of Salvation in Israel. Thank you all, on behalf of Brian.

Brian also works a lot with the elderly in his food bank and soup kitchen and he has to take the necessary measures nowadays. But the work in Netanya continues. Watch the video of his adopt-a-holocaust-survivor program HERE.

👉The proceeds of Twinkeltje over March went to the work of Teen Challenge among the homeless and addicted in Slovakia.

We (Jan and Marja) were scheduled to visit there last week, among other things for the presentation of the Slovak edition of Marja's book 'My Neighbor's House' which is now available on Kindle. All events and meetings have been postponed.

Twinkeltje (like other shops) is open on Saturday afternoon, albeit under the currently applicable rules. There is no coffee table, but shopping is always possible, we have good stuff!
👉The project in Twinkeltje for April is the Teen Challenge juvenile home in Kazakhstan.

GIFTS (large and small) for all our projects are always welcome and can be directed at St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht, IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U.