Latvia

Meetings in Latvia

1 08, 2018

Summer Camps in Latvia and Ukraine

2018-08-01T10:33:32+10:00August 1st, 2018|

The first of the Summer Camps in Latvia began with a wonderful burst of joy and enthusiasm at the campsite near Riga in Latvia. There are 2 camps running back to back that have about 150 young people from the city youth groups coupled young teenage orphans who will strike up wonderful friendships. When the orphans leave their orphanages at 18 they are normally invited by their city friends to stay with them while they search for jobs in the city. This has been most successful in the past, and for some a stepping stone for work somewhere else in [...]

14 08, 2017

Latvia ~ Summer Camp No. 2 – August 2017

2017-08-14T16:12:45+10:00August 14th, 2017|

The second summer camp was a huge blessing in that many teenagers made deep commitments to Jesus. They really bonded with others of their age from various youth groups. These camp friendships build wonderful connections for the newcomers to join the city youth groups. This has been most successful in the past. As you know, at these camps, their relationship with Jesus grows and we see many being healed of long-standing hurts caused by harmful and abusive circumstances in their lives. Each of the teenagers received a Bible of their own, many for the first time. They really treasure them. [...]

14 08, 2017

Latvia ~ Summer Camp No. 1 – July 2017

2017-08-14T16:03:38+10:00August 14th, 2017|

The first of the Summer Camps in Latvia began with a wonderful burst of joy and enthusiasm. A real breakthrough was having 7 young people from Israel come to the camp. They were from a Messianic Synagogue in Tel Aviv, where I have ministered a number of times. These youngsters came to the camp in order to have a deeper relationship with Messiah Yeshua. They loved the fellowship with the gentile teenage believers.   There were over 80 youngsters at the camp from 7 to 14 years of age, plus the local team of dedicated and spiritual workers. The meetings [...]

26 06, 2017

Orphans Needs in Ukraine & Latvia June 2017

2017-07-12T12:03:02+10:00June 26th, 2017|

As a result of our recent ministry into Ukraine & Latvia we have found human needs beyond our imagination. There is a huge section of society that has been widely neglected by government and local councils. Orphanages and Homeless People’s needs. As you know we are supporting many orphanages in Eastern Europe, that have endured another horrendous winter. As a result, there are needs that still have to be met for the children’s well-being. We have the glaring opportunity to help but lack the funds to meet these needs. Health needs, supplements, vitamins and special needs – like children needing [...]

16 03, 2017

Ministry in Ukraine in April – May 2017

2017-03-16T13:22:36+11:00March 16th, 2017|

I would appreciate your prayers very much for my upcoming visit to Latvia and Ukraine, where I will be checking on the orphans to see how well they have coped with the winter, and also conducting outreach seminars for the military, military high schools and basketball teams. In Kiev Ukraine I’ll have the privilege to minister at a Rugby Convention for the Ukrainian Rugby Union where I will have the opportunity to share Jesus with the sportsmen, managers, coaches and officials. This was arranged with the Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Sport on my last visit in October 2016. In Ukraine, [...]

20 12, 2016

God’s grace to three needy broken little boys – through your kind help

2016-12-20T15:04:44+11:00December 20th, 2016|

Little 4-year-old boy adopted in Latvia Our local managers and teams in Latvia and Ukraine, who do so much practical work to help the orphans in Eastern Europe, never cease to surprise me with their creativity and compassion. These teams of young people visit the orphanages regularly, providing concerts with spiritual value, and take them  all sorts of goods we’ve been able to provide—bedding, clothes, medicines, vitamins and supplements, dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers and educational requisites. They also let me know the needs that the children have. We have one team in Latvia and two in Ukraine that are [...]

17 10, 2016

Latvia and Ukraine – October 2016

2016-10-27T16:34:41+11:00October 17th, 2016|

I want to thank you so much for your wonderful support and your faithful prayers. God bless you for your kindness that enabled us to meet so many of the orphans needs, as well as bring many people to Jesus, in needy places where I have recently been ministering. These countries included Latvia and Ukraine where I, with the help of my interpreter Victor Volchenko, was preaching in Military Bases and High Schools, as well as checking on the orphanages. It is already exceedingly cold in those regions – even before the snow has started falling. I was in Latvia [...]

19 02, 2016

Latvia/Ukraine February 2016

2016-10-25T15:06:28+11:00February 19th, 2016|

The programme in Latvia was amazing. It was freezing with snow and icy cold winds each day. In Latvia I had wonderful seminars in the military high schools out in the country where the attention and respect was marvellous – even from some students who were challenged by my warnings to stay away from corrupting influences. The needy people in church services were very encouraged. Two Men’s Fellowship meetings at Ogre Ogre Men's Breakfast were very well appreciated. The church services at the Golgotha Baptist Church (where the Military Chaplain General is the pastor), and the large Russian [...]

28 01, 2016

Latvia ~ Orphans Winter Needs – Jan 2016

2016-10-25T15:06:44+11:00January 28th, 2016|

As we have said in our post for the Ukraine orphans really need urgent help for the Orphans of Latvia and Ukraine in their great need at this very cold time of the year in Ukraine and Latvia. The current temperatures average around -20C (-4F) horrendous, and many orphanages have been penalised for exceeding their electricity usage. We desperately need to meet those heating bills otherwise the power may be cut off. Please help us if you are able. See my seperate report for Ukraine. In Latvia the needs are the same, but the orphanages are more widely spread. The [...]

6 01, 2016

Feeding The Poor ~ Christmas at Gardene (1)

2016-10-25T15:07:22+11:00January 6th, 2016|

Gardene is a former USSR military-base remote country village in Latvia. The population of the area is less than 2000 people, majority of which lives below the poverty line. A small Evangelical Church with Pastor Marija in charge is reaching out to local community and running feeding center for poor kids. Over 50 kids come to the center daily for their only hot meal a day. Life has never been easy for this small village and the feeding program is struggling to meet its daily challenge to provide food. Remarkably the Lord has sustained the program for the last twenty years. It was nothing other than walk of faith. The church, whose members [...]