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Activity “Protect your mind, protect your heart.” in Riga

On 20th of March Lutheran Hour went to the day care center “Hand in hand”.
This time we made the hats together with the children from this Center. Children had a voting – witch hat is the most beautiful. So Olga and Girts were winners this time.
The topic we discussed this time was – “Protect your mind,protect your heart.”
We would like to thank all the workers of this center, they really serve God through this job!
May our Lord bless them!
It is great to know – even thou these kids are unwanted in their families, they are loved by the workers of this center.
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NEW ETS Seminar “Congregation as Family” in Baldone

On the Palm Sunday Lutheran Hour went to Baldone Lutheran church to present our ETS seminar “Congregation as Family”.
This time everyone was invited to evaluate their congregations relations – do we really know each other, do we know other members of our congregation? Do we know the names of other people in our church?  Do we know what other perishers like or dislike, are they happy or facing some problems?
Each congregation should be a place where each member  support others and gets a support! A congregation should be a second family for its’ members! But – as it is in the family, you should also put some effort to make it all work. Latvians are often really shy, so it is hard for us to step out from our comfort zone and to become a shoulder that others can lean on. So may God help us!
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Family Sports Event in Gulbene

On 26th of March Lutheran Hour went to Gulbene, this time we visited the Social Department of Gulbene town.
There were 12 families gathered together. We were accompanied by the pastor of Gulbene Lutheran church Ilgvars Matiss.
We played different games and enjoyed this ti  me together. You don’t have to do anything special or spend a lot of money to have a quality time and some fun with your family – you just have to be together! This afternoon reminded us of this simple truth!
Thank you Lord for each family!
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NEW ACTIVITY – ETS seminar “Congregation as Family” in Sloka

On 21st of March Lutheran Hour started a new activity – ETS seminars “Congregation as Family”.
The first place we went to present this seminar was Lutheran congregation in Sloka.
The main foundation for every well – working family is good and healthy relationships among the members of this family.
In this seminar we look for the answers – what a congregation should do to become a family, what each member of a congregation should do?
This time there were 15 members of the congregation present.
We started seminar with small devotion time, afterwards we held this seminar and the beautiful conclusion of the day was a meal  – this is the moment that each family enjoys!
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Movie Event in Riga

On 25th of February Lutheran Hour went to the Cross church in Riga,that is not far from our office.There we had the film show.This time we were offering a movie “Matthew”

There were 34 people present.Before the film everyone was welcomed by the pastor of this congregation Ivars Jakobsons.
After the movie everyone was able to reveal their opinion on this film, discussion was moderated by film critic Anita Uzulniece. Anita is the person to whom Lutheran Hour has been collaborating for a long time,she always offers us films that are truly deep and make people think on their values.
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“Protect your thoughts,protect your head”

On February 6  Lutheran Hour went to the children Day Care Center “Heart light”. This is the place where children can go and spend their free time after the school-so they don’t have to be home IMG_20150206_155557alone.
This time there were 15 kids.Our theme this time was “Protect your thoughts,protect your head”. The children could remember all the things we talked about, we decided to decorate some hats together. Afterwards kids were able to vote and decide which hat is the most beautiful and gets the winning prize.
Then we had a little meal. Actually-the time spent together, conversations-these are the things that  children expect to receive from their parents. Unfortunately, the parents often are too busy or just unwilling  to see this.
So thank you Lord for each and every volunteer who can spend some time together with these kids!

Greetings to TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL, BLOOMINGTON, IL – OMT Latvia 2015

Thank you for great questions. Below you will find answers to them.

rupjmaizes_zupaIf you have more questions and want to come again online to our Ministry Center, just send message to me and we could set Skype session just for your school.

Lai Dievs Jūs svetī!/ May God bless You!

Artis Purins

Lutheran Hour Ministries Latvia

Answers _10_OMT_2015

P.S. The best question was about famous deserts, so that’s reason for pictures choice

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