Friday, February 26, 2021

Project updates

It's always nice to get enthusiastic messages and photos about the projects we have recently supported. Good to see how donations are spent!

We are happy to share it with you ... and please, do spread the word 😀

In October last year, the proceeds from Twinkeltje went to Teen Challenge Winiarczykowka in Poland.

Janusz and Bogusia Gornicki run a home for the elderly, for broken people, and for those that cannot take care of themselves. They were looking for a project this winter that the men (as far as their health allows) could work on.

Our donation was used to build a goat stable. It is great to see the enthusiasm that they have shown in the work. They now have six goats in the stable and there will undoubtedly be little ones this spring!

Warm greetings from the residents and staff and a huge thank you for the beautiful gift.

In December, we also made a donation to Pilgrims International for food and fuel packages that they distributed among the poor in Moldova.

Our friends from Teen Challenge and Pilgrims delivered the packages with their 51 year old Steyer truck. They have visited about 500 homes and made people happy!

Thank you for your contributions.

In December we also gave a donation to Passage to Life in Greece for their street work in Athens. The money has been used to build a large tent on the roof of their building so that they can continue with meetings despite all the restrictions.

Very nice that we were able to help there as well with part of the necessary funds! Again, thank you all!

👉 In the meantime, we have also been able to donate 7,000 euro for the women's home in Ukraine and 2,500 euro for the opening of a coffee house in Radovish, Macedonia.

Isn't it encouraging that our support continues as usual ?!

All donations, large and small, for all our projects are always welcome and can be directed at St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht, IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U, stating the country or project you want to support.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Ice skating for TC women's home, Ukraine

A month ago we wrote about the fact that there would be no Weissensee fundraiser this year, but that we had already selected a great project: the purchase of a house in Berdychiv, Ukraine where women can live with their children. Women who come out of a life of addiction, prostitution, and sometimes homelessness.

We did not expect a big freeze in our own country, but it happened! And so Krijn Donk decided to go ice skating for 200 km (!) and well on the Rotte Lakes. Krijn said afterwards:

"It was not easy. I experienced a lot of hardship because of the wind and because I have not been able to skate much on outdoor ice this year. But, we had good quality ice and wonderful and beautiful scenery. Very Dutch."

Together with two ice skater friends, he rode the 200 km in a good time of 8 hours 48 minutes.

Many donations had already come in for the women's home in recent weeks, but last Saturday's skating campaign brought in even more. 👉 We have already received around 5,500 euro, which is great of course.

In the meantime, we have donated our pledge of 7,000 euro to Teen Challenge Ukraine. Last week we received a message that Global TC also pledged an amount for this project.

So, there is not only money to buy the house, but also to renovate and furnish it! You see, God always ensures that needs are met in a special way.

Thank you all!

All donations, large and small, for all our projects are always welcome and can be directed at St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht, IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U, stating the country or project you want to support.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Project coffee house Radovish, Macedonia

We are always happy with new initiatives from people who not only hear God's voice, but also obey and take action. Worldwide, there is an enormous call for connection, for people to come together and to look after each other. This is also the case in Macedonia.

Robert and Krasimira Salamanov had the idea of ​​starting a congregation in Radovish. Robert is an ex-addict who came to faith in prison because someone shared the gospel with him. Together with his wife Krasimira, he decided to rent a property in the city to start meetings there.

Nice plan of course, but in the meantime they found themselves surrounded by drug addicts asking for help. So they decided to open a coffee house as well as a church. Always a good combination!

The request to help with the start-up reached Traveling Light through Teen Challenge Macedonia. Funds are needed to furnish the property (it is completely empty) and to pay the rent.

About that prison story ...

Robert was in the same cell as Jordan Stoilov. We know Jordan from coffee house The Bridge in Tetovo. He was the one who shared the good news about Jesus and His Kingdom with Robert. Jordan spoke from his own experience, because God had also radically changed his life.

That's how fire spreads and that's how we keep it going!

We would like to help them with the establishing of a coffee house/church in Radovish and encourage them to keep spreading the good news that lives can be changed!

If you want to help, gifts (large and small) are very welcome! St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U. Do not forget to mention: MACEDONIA.