We are a group of dedicated volunteers and lay missionaries. We can’t stand the poverty; it is unfair and not something God wants. The majority of the money we raise goes straight to missionaries or the people who need it the most.
The Operando Association is a voluntary, independent, non-profit organization, whose mission is financial and voluntary assistance to the most vulnerable individuals and groups, promoting charity and mutual help.
We believe that God is calling us to three basic tasks of our Christian life:
Jesus calls us to walk in his way and witness his work done among men, especially among the poorest. We are inspired by the word:
Jesus was going through towns and villages, telling the good news about God’s kingdom. (Luke 8,1)
Jesus calls us to proclaim and bear witness to his work among people, be seen, heard, and felt by others. We are inspired by the word:
… and no one would light a lamp and put it under a clay pot. A lamp is placed on a lampstand, where it can give light to everyone in the house. (Matthew 5,15)
Jesus calls us to donate our time, talents, and gifts to other people, especially the poorest. We are inspired by the word:
Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me. (Matthew 25,40)
With his wife Silva travels the word to visit humanitarian communities and write a blog about our endeavours.
Silva is accompanying her husband Nace. With a special sense for spirituality, she publishes Prayers and Meditations.
Barbara is one of the founders of Operando society. A devoted assistant who takes care for bookkeeping and administration.
Andreja is responsible for accounting, so that everything is done transparently and according to the rules.
Mojca helps in website administration and publishes translated articles to our blog.
Jože is professional translator. He translates our blog posts so that you can read it in English language..
OPERANDO'S EXPERT TEAM
dr. Zvone Štrubelj
Slovenian priest for expatriates in the Benelux countries
dr. Silvo Šinkovec SJ
Defectologist, theologian, psychologist and educator
dr. Jože Ramovš
An expert in the field of management of non-profit organizations
MSc. Marko Zupanc
Expert in the field of non profit organizations (NGO).