Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Project Victory Home, Amsterdam

Sharing a meal at Victory Home
Do you remember project Code Red? It was a two-day outreach event organized by Victory Outreach to reach women (homeless, addicts, prostitutes, abused) in six big cities: Tijuana, Chicago, Oakland, Capetown, Vancouver and Amsterdam.

In the Netherlands this event  was organized by Victory Outreach Amsterdam and Victory Home, a christian rehabilitation home for men and women in Amsterdam.Victory Home helps people to overcome their life controlling problems, such as addictions and violence.

At this moment Victory Home in Amsterdam has several renovation projects going. They need to refurnish and renovate the living rooms and kitchens at two rehabilitation homes. Victory Home is a non profit organization and they do not have sufficient funds for such extra costs.

Of course Traveling Light loves to come alongside and help with raising at least 1,500 euro in funds, so they can start their renovation project. Money is needed for the purchase of two new washing machines, folding chairs, carpets and kitchen ware.

If you love to support the work of Victory Home in Amsterdam, you can do so by sending your gift to St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U and make sure to mention VICTORY HOME.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Greetings from Teen Challenge Slovenia

Staf and students at Teen Challenge Slovenia
Do you remember project homeless honeymoon? Volunteers Jim & Lynda Hayes spent a long, homeless weekend on the streets of Amsterdam. That was their way of 'celebrating' their 30th wedding anniversary and they raised 3,500 euro for the drugs- and alcohol rehabilitation center of Teen Challenge in Slovenia.

That donation was sufficient to purchase a second hand, but very good WV Transporter Sinchro 4x4 as well as working clothes and shoes for the men in the program. Apart from Bible studies, groups studies and individual counseling, the guys join in several work projects on a therapeutic basis. This way they all learn order and discipline as well as responsibility.

The guys are often asked to cut down trees, to chop wood and to clear properties. The money that comes in that way is being used to pay for the day-to-day operation of the Christian center. In the past we were able to help them with a gift for the very first chainsaw... and look what a great and enthusiastic team they have now!

Director Matjaz Horjak writes:"The VW has room for six people and also lots of cargo space in the back, it is PERFECT for the work we do. We couldn't do it without Traveling Light and Jim and Lynda!!!! Thanks and many blessings!"