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Seminar on Hospitality in Velena

On 26th of March Lutheran Hour went to the Lutheran congregation of Velena. It is the small village in the North of Latvia. The school, the post office and the pharmacy of this town are now closed, a lot of people have left Velena. But still- the local Lutheran congregation is very active and wants to involve the new parishers!
After the Service members of the congregation gathered together and Lutheran Hour presented the seminar on hospitality. We disscussed the situation in Europe – a lot of churches are closed or transformed into bars, sport centres. On the conclusion of the seminar we disscussed different possibilities how to make Velena congregation to grow.velena

Family Sports Morning in Balvi

On 9th of March Lutheran Hour went to Balvi to visit local day care centre, which is supervised by the Social service of Balvi. Families had an opportunity to comunicate and solve different situations through the games and sports activities. Of course, they could also enjoy each others company and had a time together.

After the event families received some gifts.

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This event offers people the games and activities which are the great reminders of the true values- love, friendship, helping each other.

Before the event families also had an opportunity to listen to the information on which values is Lutheran Hour is based on, we had a small Bible lesson and prayed together. Families felt strengthened and thankful that they had an opportunity to spend some quality time together.

Ministry Event in Roja

On 16th of March Lutheran Hour went to the Western part of Latvia- to Roja. We held   ministry event together with the local Social service and City day care center.

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Children and teenagers had an opportunity to learn some hip-hop dance steps together with the dance teacher Niks. Niks is a young man who works as a dance teacher in the studio “DanceBeat” in Riga. But this time it wasn’t just a hip hop steps- children had an opportunity to listen to the Christian hip hop music. Children were truly interested to know that you can praise the Lord through the modern music.

While the young generation were dancing, their parents had an opportunity to attend the seminar presented by pastor Rolands Eimanis. He was presenting his lecture on How to Better Understand Yourselves ad Your Child.ROJA_2017_1

Story of Genesis in “Generations”

Last week Lutheran Hour went to Day Care Centre “Generations”. This time children were invited to bring their friends with them.
This time we talked about the Genesis, and children created water, sky, earth and animals using some candy.  Children joined together in groups and each group disscusses what God created in particular day.
Afterwards kids listened to the life story of Jesus- from his birth till his death at the cross. We made a paper crosses and decorated them.
On the conclusion of the day we prayed together. Genesis-Generations

“Time to Dance” in Pure

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On 10th of February Lutheran Hour Latvia visited a small town Pure which is located in the Western part of Latvia.
This time we had a meeting with the 3rd grade of Pure Primary School. We gathered together in the public library , but our plan this time was to learn some dance steps not to read the books! Our program “Time to Dance” gives children and teenagers an opportunity to learn some hip-hop dance steps and listen to the Christian hip-hop music.
This time our dance teacher was Niks. For some of these kids this was the first dance experience ever! They were doing their best and created a little dance performance. 
After the dance classes everyone received some gifts provided by OGT.

Movie Ministry Event in Lejasciems

On 18th of January Lutheran Hour Latvia went to Lejasciems to present the film “Letters to Father Jacob”. This time we visited Social care centre.
This film tells about the woman Leile who has been just released from the prison. She gets the job as the assistant of the blind man- father Jacob. Their relationship is complicated, Leila is secluded, she has lost her ability to trust anyone.
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Father Jacob, on his turn , is welcoming and understanding towards this woman. He thinks that the main aim of his serving is to answer the letters that people sends him. But Leila finds it senseless. But then suddenly- there are no more letters and Leila finds a way how to cheer up the old man…This is a truly significant story about unconditional love that can transform people’s lives.

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“Time to Dance” in Koknese

On 11th of February Lutheran Hour Latvia went to Koknese to present our program “Time to Dance”. We held this event together with the local Socila Service and Youth Centre.
“Time to dance” is a great opportunity for children and teenagers to learn some dance steps and to get to know some interesting facts about Christian hip hop music.
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There were 18 kids participating in this event, this time there were mostly the girls!
But we must say- they learned some great dance steps together with dance teacher Niks from the studio “Dance Beat”.
While the children were dancing, their parents had an opportunity to talk to the local social worker Baiba- how we can become a good parents? What are the challenges of raising the children in these days?
After the event children received some gifts-sports equipment donated by OGT.
Thank you Lord, for everyone who worked together to make this event happen!