Sunday, February 19, 2023

Project Living Free materials for Slovenija and Sweden

As most of you know by now, a large portion of the projects we support has to do with faith-based drugs and alcohol recovery programs. In rehab centers across Europe, the addicted find new life and freedom in Jesus Christ.

Unfortunately, only a very small percentage of people struggling with addiction issues actually enroll in a residential program. After all, you will be away from home/work for months.

Fortunately, there are also other possibilities to lead people to true freedom, for example, the Living Free group lessons that are offered in churches.

We have been able to donate several times in the past for the translation of those lessons into various languages. Jonatan & Valentina Vlaisavljevic from Teen Challenge Macedonia are the representatives of Living Free in the Balkans. The intention is to train participants so that they can give the training themselves in their church or organization.

We would like to contribute to a healthy spiritual climate in all countries of Europe! 👉 We believe that is part of the great commission to go into the world and make all nations disciples of Jesus Christ.

Funds are currently being collected for Teen Challenge in Slovenia and Sweden to enable the translation of the video subtitles and the translation and printing of the workbook, and personal and group lessons. Once that job is done, they can start offering the lessons!

If you have a heart for practical Biblical education and freedom for people who struggle with all kinds of problems, send your donation to IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht. Make sure to mention: LIVING FREE.

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Project updates

Back in November, we wrote about the work of Teen Challenge among the homeless and addicted in Albania and the need for new beds and mattresses, among other things. (You can read that post HERE).

This week we received a message from director Orges (Gesi) Hysenaj that the beds and mattresses arrived. The men now all sleep in a good bed and that is very nice!

Attached is a photo of the men in the program carrying the mattresses into the house.

As Traveling Light, we always try to show you (the donors) as much as possible how your donations are being used. Sometimes through our visits, sometimes by sharing photos and thank you notes.


In January we wrote about the food parcels project in Serbia. You responded quite quickly to that, several donations came in and we were able to give them the nice gift of 3,000 euro.

Erika Sablyov of the team 'Ruka za Druga' ('Hand for a Friend') wrote to us this week:

"This Saturday we had a whole day of socializing with the homeless. It was extremely cold outside and more people came than we expected (about 30). All the food we prepared for them was served and eaten. On Saturday, they could bathe again, get their hair cut, get clean and warm clothes, and a hot meal with a salad. We bought medicine for two. We also showed a movie in the church hall."

On behalf of Erika and the team, thank you very much for your donations. For the time being, they can buy and distribute weekly food packages and also organize such special Saturdays!


Last Tuesday, it was an exciting day for our ice skaters at the Weissensee. Krijn finished the 200 km and Henk (together with his son Kees) finished the 100 km. So, top performances by the men. We take our hats off!

With their sponsoring campaign they raised (so far) more than 7,000 euro for the work of Teen Challenge in Armenia. Donations are still coming in, so we will wait a little longer and then announce the final amount.


The proceeds of Twinkeltje and De Schor in January (including specified donations) were 1,800 euro and that goes entirely to the work of Teen Challenge in Slovenija. For the month of February, we have chosen the work of Teen Challenge in Belgium. We (Jan and Marja) visited them last weekend. They work among the homeless and addicted in Charleroi!

Your donations are always welcome. You can send a gift in different ways, please take note:

  • Send a donation to St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U and make sure to mention 'general' or otherwise which country or project.
  • 💳 Give by card