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Latvia Day Nine: Rainy Day in Riga

We started the morning with breakfast cooked by my dad in the apartment before heading to Riga First Methodist for the closing of the Friends of Latvia conference and Sunday service.  Gita did most of the service in English (a sermon about freely and truly loving others), but many parts of the service, including communion,… Continue reading Latvia Day Nine: Rainy Day in Riga

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Latvia Day Eight: Knee Deep in the Baltic Sea

It was an extremely hot day in Riga; I think everyone in our group is looking forward to cooler weather here tomorrow and dreading the muggy Tennessee weather awaiting us at home. We said bittersweet goodbyes with Raēle after breakfast this morning; she has been a treasure to have with us on the trip and… Continue reading Latvia Day Eight: Knee Deep in the Baltic Sea

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Latvia Day Seven: First Day of Friends Of Latvia Conference 

Our group was up before a lot of Rīga today to start the annual friends of Latvia Conference. At the conference, Latvians and Americans discussed the state of the Methodist Church here in Latvia. I ducked out with our groups kids, and we went to the open air museum of Latvia, which was similar to… Continue reading Latvia Day Seven: First Day of Friends Of Latvia Conference