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TEN provides a network of assistance for indigenous church planting, evangelism and compassionate ministry in Eastern Europe.

News@TEN: What a Cracking Start to 2022…

News @ TEN with James Vaughton

  • It really is winter
  • Harvest for the Hungry for 30 years
  • New things | New year
  • Orthodox Christmas in January
  • James in a scrape

A choice of more than 25 Essential Gifts bringing hope to needy families in Eastern Europe this winter.

ESSENTIAL GIFTS 2022

Essential Gifts are chosen by our partners in Europe and themed for Compassion, Sustainability and Education. Look out for our money-saving Bundles. Click on the links below to find out more.

James Vaughton CEO introduces Transform Europe Network and explains how the vision of its founder Dave Foster and pioneer, Gary Cox continues to change countless lives today through a network of sixty national partners across Eastern Europe.

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Pictures tell powerful stories. We're really grateful to Fellowship of the Lord's People in Kosovo for sharing these pictures. Using funds from WinterHelp, they were able to deliver firewood to people in great need.

Apart from the vital firewood deliveries, Leonora and the team shared gifts and took time with each person. It's not just practical needs being met, but the love shown that makes the difference. It's a love that opens hearts to the good news of Jesus Christ, which is a love that goes further than we can imagine.

We really value your donations towards our WinterHelp appeal. Thank you so much!

If you would like to give, click www.winterhelp.org.
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Today, we remember Holocaust Memorial Day, the anniversary of the liberation of Jews and other captives from the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. We remember it to acknowledge the six million Jews and millions of other people murdered by Nazis during the Second World War. It is a day to also acknowledge those who have died in subsequent genocides.

It takes very little for hatred to be stirred up and it is one of Satan's greatest weapons. But we worship God who is love and he is mightier than Satan.

Love is powerful. Love is Light and the darkness has not overcome it. We encourage you to remember this day and to pray for God's love to flow out across the world.

Our partner, Dario Kapin, who is a pastor in Bosnia and Herzegovina has connected with the Jewish community. Dario says, "This is the word I got on the very beginning of our ministry here in Zenica is that what God speaks in Genesis 12 when he says to Abraham, “Whosoever bless you and your seed will be blessed and whosoever curse you and your seed will be cursed.” And on that word, we have been starting to work with the Jewish community in Bosnia. And we had one of the amazing ways of work and connections with them and they count us as a part of the Jewish community. We have been for this probably fifteen years, giving the Christmas packages to their kids. We have been on their celebration of Hannukah. We have been the first church ever in Bosnia, I would not say on Balkan area but probably one among the first in Balkan area also who made the first Jewish-Christian fellowship event and we [had] a rabbi who came on our meetings and spoke there."

'Jesus replied: ‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’ Matthew 22: 37-40.
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Today, we remember Holocaust Memorial Day, the anniversary of the liberation of Jews and other captives from the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. We remember it to acknowledge the six million Jews and millions of other people murdered by Nazis during the Second World War. It is a day to also acknowledge those who have died in subsequent genocides.

It takes very little for hatred to be stirred up and it is one of Satans greatest weapons. But we worship God who is love and he is mightier than Satan.

Love is powerful. Love is Light and the darkness has not overcome it. We encourage you to remember this day and to pray for Gods love to flow out across the world.

Our partner, Dario Kapin, who is a pastor in Bosnia and Herzegovina has connected with the Jewish community. Dario says, This is the word I got on the very beginning of our ministry here in Zenica is that what God speaks in Genesis 12 when he says to Abraham, “Whosoever bless you and your seed will be blessed and whosoever curse you and your seed will be cursed.” And on that word, we have been starting to work with the Jewish community in Bosnia. And we had one of the amazing ways of work and connections with them and they count us as a part of the Jewish community. We have been for this probably fifteen years, giving the Christmas packages to their kids. We have been on their celebration of Hannukah. We have been the first church ever in Bosnia, I would not say on Balkan area but probably one among the first in Balkan area also who made the first Jewish-Christian fellowship event and we [had] a rabbi who came on our meetings and spoke there.

Jesus replied: ‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’ Matthew 22: 37-40.

Good to be Holywood Baptist Church in #northernireland this morning. Our CEO James Vaughton was preaching on 'Being a people of hope in challenging and changing times.' TEN partners show us the way. You can watch the sermon soon on Holywood Baptist Church YouTube channel. We will let you know when it is live. ... See MoreSee Less

Good to be Holywood Baptist Church in #northernireland  this morning. Our CEO James Vaughton was preaching on Being a people of hope in challenging and changing times. TEN partners show us the way. You can watch the sermon soon on Holywood Baptist Church YouTube channel. We will let you know when it is live.Image attachment

News@TEN - New in 2022!

Here's our latest News@TEN, everyone!

In this edition, there are wintery scenes, Christmas is celebrated in January and new things in this new year!

Also, this year Harvest for the Hungry turns 30! Find out more about how we are remembering all God has done for us and our partners.

The question on everybody's lips though is...

...can James scrape all that ice off his car before the end. You'll have to watch and see!

Have a blessed weekend, everyone!
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TEN Ambassador, Rachel Lee, is always ready to talk about the wonderful partnership between the church she is part of and CASA Grace in Oradea, Romania. CASA stands for 'Christian Agency for Social Action'. Here, Rachel shares about how nothing holds back the goodness of God:

'It was an answer to prayer when all the Christmas Shoe box gifts arrived safely at CASA Grace.

For several years now Elim Church, Keynsham, with the help and support of many people in the surrounding area, have sent out hundreds of Christmas shoe box gifts to CASA Grace, in Romania, to give to families in need, who are helped by this wonderful social work team.

For many reasons, not least the new Brexit rules, 2021 was always going to prove more of a challenge organising transportation of the boxes to Romania. A number of charities had reported problems arranging delivery of Christmas shoe boxes out to Romania.

However we continued to pursue ways to transport our boxes and after lots of prayer, we finally found a way. We praise God for His provision; every single box was delivered safely to CASA Grace, and into the arms of very happy children. God is good and we pray every single person who received a box will know how much they are loved.'
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