Riga

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 [...]

12 06, 2017

Amazing Ministry to the Latvian Military and Schools – April 2017

2017-06-12T16:52:07+10:00June 12th, 2017|

I flew in to Riga, Latvia on Sunday evening from the UK and began ministry to the Latvian Military the next morning. I have been greatly privileged over the last 7 years to conduct outreach seminars to the NATO military, navy, air force, national guard and military police. For these outreach seminars, I have used a PowerPoint presentation sermon (30 – 45 minute) with Latvian translation on the screen. My seminars this time have been entitled “Don’t give up - no matter what the circumstances” - I deliver these at slightly different levels for military personnel as opposed to teenagers. [...]

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 [...]

24 06, 2015

Latvia – Ministry to the Military

2016-10-25T15:11:10+11:00June 24th, 2015|

The first day of seminars to the Latvian military was amazing. The weather was very cold but no snow, thank God. It is amazing that this miraculous door to the Baltic Troops has stayed open for so long – 5 years. On this first day we travelled 260 kms. On these long hops between bases we stop for refreshment breaks and to plan the strategy at the next base. I enjoyed three outreach seminars to the military police, the army headquarters and the air force base (that was a particularly excellent attendance). It’s not difficult in a crowd [...]

8 01, 2015

“The Father of mercies and God of all comfort”

2015-10-06T16:52:16+11:00January 8th, 2015|

About three year ago Janis received Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the Word of Truth church In Riga during a Sunday service. However, he continued to drink alcohol and gradually stopped attending the services. His wife and children continued to attend though. Over a year ago, when he fell ill and was hospitalized, we visited him. At the time he did not know his diagnosis, but he prayed a prayer of repentance, together with us again. We believe that he sincerely accepted Jesus Christ into heart as Lord and Savior. Then, on the morning of July 10th Janis (51) was [...]

24 10, 2014

Almants cycles in Latvia

2016-10-14T11:49:22+11:00October 24th, 2014|

This is Almants. He is part of a family of eleven children. They live in a rundown, ugly, former movie theatre in one of the remote areas of Riga. The building is so rotten and old that when they went in as a family to live there no one really cared. This is one of the buildings in which you really pray that the roof will not collapse while you are inside. A terrible place. However the family stuck together. Two of the older boys developed mid-stage schizophrenia. Most of the other kids have asthma and other illnesses. Government allowance [...]

2 10, 2014

Amazing ministry in Latvia in September 2014

2016-10-14T11:49:22+11:00October 2nd, 2014|

We trust you are well and enjoying God’s rich blessings at this time. Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support for me during my recent ministry to the Military, Air Force, National Guard and Military Police in Latvia last week. I also checked on two of the remote orphanages which we have the privilege to support. This time I had an Australian friend with me named Craig Soll who ministered in the prisons and to the poor and homeless people. Also accompanying me were Dennis and Ann Outred from  Sydney, who ministered to the Churches and conducted Marriage [...]

8 04, 2014

Hello, this is Almonds

2015-10-07T08:44:02+11:00April 8th, 2014|

This is Almonds. He is  part of a family of eleven children. They live in the rundown, ugly, old former movie theater in one of the remote areas of Riga. The building is so rotten and old that when they went in as a Family to live no one really cared. This is one of the building when you get in you are really praying that the roof would not collapse while you are inside. Totally terrible place. However the Family had stuck together and the love one another. Two of the older boys had develop mid-stage schizophrenia. Most of [...]

27 02, 2014

Health Day

2015-10-07T08:43:46+11:00February 27th, 2014|

As you know, we are developing work of the ministry among the children from the unfortunate Families. Main goal is obvious - for the gospel to be preached to children who came from poor families in Riga, Latvia. Many of those children were not even taught the hygienic basics or simply how to care about their growing bodies. That's why we decided to make a big "health day" event for them. During that day children and teenagers were simple introduced and taught - how to take care of the bodies basic hygienic , they were taught how to use hygienic [...]