The Church of the Nazarene entered Latvia in 2019.
Latvia is a pioneer world area.
Ministry began by supporting existing social services and establishing a partnership with the Salvation Army.
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The different cultural challenges in Latvia are related to problems inherited from the past.
The population is diverse, not united by the same language, which adds to existing tensions.
Significant numbers of people and families suffer in economic need.
Many children live with their grandparents or distant relatives because their parents left to find better jobs to provide for their families.
Please pray for God’s guiding and blessing on the government-registered Nazarene Compassionate Ministry as it ministers to families and children in crisis in the capital city of Riga.
Ask the Holy Spirit to develop local Latvian leaders who share ministry vision with the local Nazarene leaders.
Ask God to call a local pastor for our first Nazarene church in Latvia.
Please pray the growing group of new disciples will find the right building to open the first Nazarene social center, for Sunday worship services and activities.
Please, pray for needed resources and a clear vision from God.
A Nazarene Compassionate Ministry was registered with the government in September 2019.
The first Bible study in Latvian/Russian launched in January 2020.
The second Bible study in English started in May 2020.