Sunday, March 19, 2023

Project Roma Ministry International, Bulgaria

We have been following the work of Radko and Nevin Kratsov from Bulgaria for years and support them regularly.

In collaboration with YWAM Sliven they are active on many fronts within the Roma community, which extends across the whole of southeastern Europe.

Radko provides education and leadership training in Bulgaria and surrounding countries and helps Roma people develop a biblical vision in every area of life: relationships, work, health, finances, etc.

From April 13 to 17, they will be in Germany, near Frankfurt, for a conference aimed at the Roma population there. A number of churches are committed to bringing together about two hundred Roma migrants and refugees.

The topic Radko will talk about is victim mentality (the orphan spirit) which is a major problem among many groups and societies in Europe and has a very toxic influence among the Roma.

Often, he travels alone (or with other leaders from the Roma community) and visits many countries in Europe. However, the plan is to visit this conference with the whole family. They haven't been out of the country for ministry since 2019, so they're pretty excited!

Several more meetings and conferences are planned in the coming months, including a trip to Hungary (early June). An international meeting of Youth with a Mission will be organized.

A great opportunity to meet workers and staff from other countries, spend time together seeking God, and reflect on the next common goals.

We would like to support them in their important spiritual work within the Roma community and also help to fund these trips. Sometimes there is a speaking allowance, but travel and accommodation costs are increasingly expensive (we know that from our own experience!).

If you would like to support the work of Radko, please make your gift payable to: St. Traveling Light, Papendrecht IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U and make sure to mention: ROMA BULGARIA.

👉You can give by card as well.

Prayer is needed for the impact of the gospel and the transformation it will bring to the Roma community.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Project news

Thanks to your response, we were able to send donations in order to support a variety of projects. Thank you very much for that.

The suffering as a result of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria is indescribable. It is beyond comprehension when you see the images. Emergency aid efforts are being offered everywhere, but are also rather difficult due to the aftershocks and, well... where and how do you start clearing the rubble?

We transferred 5,000 euro to Samaritan's Purse. This Christian organization has set up a field hospital in the earthquake area. Their stories are heartbreaking, yet hopeful at the same time! Check out this VIDEO.


The Weissensee fundraiser brought in 7,500 euro. We have been able to donate that amount to Teen Challenge in Armenia. A huge blessing for the work among the homeless and addicted there.


The proceeds in Twinkeltje and de Schor over the month of February were more than 1,800 euro. That amount goes to Teen Challenge in Belgium for their work among homeless people and the addicted in Charleroi.

We visited Frédéric & Natacha Hensgens from Teen Challenge Belgium at the end of January. They currently have the opportunity to rent a property in one of the main shopping streets in the city where they could move their shop with second-hand clothing and perhaps also start a kind of coffee / community center.

It is an area where many drugs are trafficked and used... we will keep you informed of the developments.

That Sunday we were in the Christian Center in Brussels, an international church that is home to many nationalities.

The congregation prayed for Teen Challenge and Traveling Light and Jan had the opportunity to share a short word. It turned out to be exactly the word the pastor was going to speak about, always great when that happens of course 😁

If you have a heart for street evangelism and work among addicts in Charleroi, you can still transfer a donation, we will ensure that everything ends up at Teen Challenge.


As far as the month of March is concerned, all proceeds in Twinkeltje and de Schor will be donated to the Teen Challenge rehabs in Berdichyv, Ukraine. Great to see and hear how the work there continues unabated, despite the war.

We would like to continue to encourage them and also help them to cover their daily costs. The hopelessness resulting from the ongoing war situation has prompted many women to start drinking and/or using drugs.

How nice when, despite difficult circumstances, they manage to find their way to one of the rehabs in Berdichev, where they often (if not always) have an encounter with Jesus Christ.


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