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Volunteers from Illinois, USA help Bolderaja congregation with building barn and organizing VBS

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!

Rinda Congregations Days

rindaOn 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.

Lecture “Open Church”

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?livani

Teambuilding Games at “Generations”

On 16th of June Luthern Hour visited the Day care centre “Generations” in Riga. This is the place where children spend their time while their parents are in work or can’t take proper care of them. It is a great belssing that we have places like this, because children don’t have to stroll in the streets.
Most of these children haven’t seen anuthing positive in their lives, nobody says loving words to them, so their communication skills are very poor. We show them how to communicate to each others through a different games, how to work as a team.Paaudzes_06.2016

LHM Latvia participates at the “The Night of Museums”

limbazi21st of May is the day when all the museums in Latvia stays open untill the midnight, it is called “The Night of Museums”. Each museum offers something unusual and interesting. The theme of this year was “The Door”.
Lutheran Hour Latvia also participated in this big event. We were invited to go to Limbazi. We were presenting different Latvian short films about faith and Christianity. We were serving as a door through wich people can take a look in to the God’s world.

ETS Seminar in Bolderaja

On 28th of May Lutheran Hour went to the congregation of Bolderaja. There were people who have just joined the congregation gathered together to participate in our ETS seminar “Congregation as a Family”.It is really important for each congregation to build strong relationships among the members of the parish in order to be able to to good outreach.Bolderaja_05.2016
We were welcomed by the pastor of Bolderaja Church  Oskars Smolaks.
We provided different activities and interactive games to give people an opportunity to get to know each other best.
After the seminar pastor Oskars admitted that it was a valuable experience for everyone and it will certainly help this congregation to grow stronger.

Recreation Day For Missioners

At the end of May Lutheran Hour Latvia in cooperation with Saldus Mission Center and ELCL Mission Board organized Recreation Day for Missioners and their families.
30 adults and 28 children came together to thank and praise God’s
works and to enjoy fellowship. 
Event included lecture on “Relationship-building  in mission work”, discussions in small groups. During the event workshops for small children were organized, while young people were able to get acquainted with the Christian Scouts activities. At the end of the day, each participant shared his personal testimony about  his ministry.