Posted on October 17, 2016 by artispurins
On 5th of October Lutheran Hour went to the day care centre “Generations”. Usually we visit children and teenagers who are attending this centre, but this time we went to meet the elderly people.
In our country elderly people are often forgoten by the society. Some of them do not have any relatives or any people to talk to. A great part of the older generation is lonely and sad people. These day care centres are the places where they can spend some quality time together and hear God’s word. And we need to address these people and let them know that there is someone who cares about them.
This time there were 10 people gathered together. We presented the film “Love comes softly”.
After the film we had a disscussion and a little meal.
This event reminded us, that there shouldn’t be anyone who is banished out of the society. God has created each of us unique and each of us should be able to find our place in this society.
Posted on October 6, 2016 by artispurins
Film is a universal language, even if you don’t understand the language the characters of film speak, you can still get the message of the movie. Summer is a great time of the year to organise the open-air film shows.On the 19th of August LH went to Bilska-a small town in the North of Latvia. Children had an opportunity to watch the film “The test of Stephens Faith”, but their parents watched the film by Rolf Hammarsk “God’s hammer”. There were 50 people gathered together in the yard of Bilska Primary school.
Sometimes people think they doesn’t belong in the church, or they doesn’t know how to act there. So the Christian films is a great beggining, a great opportunity to meet the local parishers and to start the conversation about faith.
Posted on October 3, 2016 by artispurins
On 21st of August the representatives of Lutheran Hour went to Vecumnieki. We were welcomed by the local pastor Roberts Otomers. After the Service we were participating in the Day of Vecumnieki congregation. Everyone had an opportunity to be the part of the lecture “Women and Mission”. The volunteer of Lutheran Hour Latvia Jana Babre-Laime shared her personal story about the mission in her everyday life and how to address people who are on their way to find God.
After the lecture we had a discussion and parishers shared their experience on this theme.
Posted on September 29, 2016 by artispurins
On the last days of Summer Lutheran Hour went to Saldus to spent some time together with the local families. The main aim of the program “Family sports morning” is to let families spend some time together and enjoy each others company without any concern and everyday worries. Each one is invited- parents and their children, no matter how old they are.
After the sports activities everyone could enjoy the meal. Each family received some gifts and hygiene items, children received some school supplies provided by Orphan Grain Train.
Posted on September 26, 2016 by artispurins
From August 24 till 28th of August a group of volunteers from Illinois, USA visited Latvia, the congregation of Bolderaja in Riga, where barn was build for congregation to store wood and other items, as well as VBS for children was organized. During these 4 days of VBS 40 children fom Bolderaja had an opportunity to participate in very interesting and inspiring activities organized by US volunteers. Children heard different Bible stories , played games, participated in the creative work shops . Children were happy that they could bring the things they made home – it was something they created on their own, with their own hands. We talked about different ways how we can see God’s love and works in our lives, how we should love and support each other.
On the conclusion of the camp we attended the Service together.
We would like to thank our friends from USA for the love they shared with these children!
Posted on September 4, 2016 by artispurins
On 16th of July Lutheran Hour Latvia went to a small town Rinda which is located near the seaside, not far from Ventspils. There were 60 people gathered together.The people from the congregations of Rinda and Ventspils were celebrating their annual days of congregation. The director of LH Latvia Artis Purins presented a lecture on hospitality and its’ importance.
Erik Laime -Babris presented the seminar “Congrregation as a family”. The main conclusion after this seminar was- we need to communicate to each other, in the congregation and in our families.
On the conclusion of this day everyone was invited to watch the film, presented by LH.
This was a truly blessed day! Of course, there were also some testimonies on how Jesus have changed the lives of the people who gathered together in Rinda.
Posted on September 2, 2016 by artispurins
At the end of July LHM Latvia participated atthe days of congregations for the people from Daugavpils district. Lutheran Hour Latvia was presenting our lecture “Closed or opened church”. We were discussing such issues as closed churches in Europe and what we can do to prevent it? There were 120 people attending this lecture. Also we were discussing the importance of the mission work in each congregation and what each and one of us can do to spread the Gospel?