Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Project Teen Challenge men's rehab Sluknov, Czech Republic

It's been a while, but at the beginning of January, we (Jan and Marja) visited the Teen Challenge men's center in Sluknov, Czech Republic.

The center offers space to about 12-15 men who are struggling with addictions. It is a beautiful old country house on a large property. The house has a community kitchen, study room, staff housing, and a vegetable garden.

For the expansion (dormitories, toilets, showers, etc.), the rear part of the house had to be renovated. Traveling Light helped with an amount for this in the summer of 2021.

👉 This time we were able to see the result of that renovation with our own eyes. It all turned out very beautiful! How cool to see how well the donations have been spent.

During our visit, we extensively discussed the theme of  'New Beginnings' with the men during a number of Bible study sessions and of course there was also time and opportunity for personal prayer. And all this with the patient help of an interpreter.

We also explored the area and spent time with Petr & Mira Kral (the directors of TC Czech Republic) whom we know personally from the many conferences we attended in recent years.

We also took a look at the old factory hall (purchased a few years ago) that is increasingly taking shape as a multifunctional center.

A large wood workshop has now been set up and a space has been determined for a coffee house. The remodeling of the factory provides employment for the men in the rehab program.

Oh yes, we also went to see the renovation of a shop in the village where a coffee house is going to be established, geared towards the youth in town.

Such great initiatives. The idea behind a Teen Challenge rehabilitation center goes much further than just getting men off of their addiction.

Vision for the future and for the surrounding communities are also being developed. We love that.

If you have a heart for offering new beginnings to men who thought there was no hope for them  and if you want to invest in their lives, please direct your gift at:

  • St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht, IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U and don't forget to mention: TC CZECH SLUKNOV
  • 💳 Give by card
  • 👉When in the USA it is also possible to make a tax-deductible gift payable to EEO Inc. Make sure to mention: TC CZECH SLUKNOV