Latvia Mission Trip | #SekoMan17
WHO | 13 & older
WHAT | Student Discipleship Camp. Leading small groups & building relationships centered around the Gospel and Jesus Christ.
WHERE | Talsi Christian School in Talsi Latvia (Eastern Europe)
WHEN | June 22-July 1, 2017, Deadline to sign up is March 17, 2017
HOW MUCH | ~$1,000-1,200 (airfare + travel meals & 2 nights at a hotel)
WHY | To help raise up a generation who know Christ and want to make him known!
We will be going back to Latvia this summer for another summer camp! Would you take a second to pray about and consider coming with us, praying for us, or financially helping us show the love of Christ to these students in Latvia.
Anyone 13 & older is free to join us on this trip. This is a great first mission trip to experience what it is like to take the gospel to a culture that is, for the most part, void of the gospel. In a country with some of the most beautiful churches in the world, there is very little Gospel presence. However, God is moving and has always been at work in Latvia, especially in the city of Talsi since the fall of communism in 1991.
We will be putting on a Student Discipleship Camp called Sekoman (#SekoMan17), which means Follow Me, for teens & 20’s that come from all across Latvia. Search #Sekoman16 to see our twitter feed of posts, pictures, and videos from last year. You would be responsible for leading/co-leading a small group, building relationships with students throughout the week, and pointing them to Jesus in word and deed. You will eat with them, travel the city with them, play games with them, do skits with them, talk with them one on one, answer questions, but simply show them Jesus, and trust me, they need HIM! You will likely have the opportunity to walk some of them into a relationship with Christ! Bryan and a few others will be leading some large group teaching sessions and there will be discussion immediately after each one. If you have a passion for being a part of a gospel centered discipleship movement in Latvia, this is for you!
We will be flying to Riga Latvia, the capital, and spending a day there. We will then make our way to Talsi, a small city in the western half of Latvia. Inguna Gruznina started a Christian School in Talsi in 1995 with just 30 students. They now have 240+ and Talsi Christian School is having a huge impact on their city and country and has become a Gospel sending organization that is truly impacting Latvia with the Gospel.
The Latvia trip will be June 22-July 1, 2017. We will leave on Thursday, June 22 from DFW and arrive in Latvia on Friday, June 23. We will spend the night in Riga and see some sights on the way to Talsi on Saturday, June 24. The Camp will run from Sunday, June 25, through Thursday, June 29. We will head back to Riga on Friday, June 30, and be back at DFW on Saturday, July 1.
The trip could cost around $1,000-1,200. The main cost of this trip is the airfare, 2 nights at a hotel, and travel money. While we are at the camp our accommodations, food, and travel are all taken care of by the school which makes this one of the most affordable international mission trips out there!
This is all about fulfilling the Great Commission. This is an intentional consistent partnership with Talsi Christian School that we hope will bring about change in the lives of many students who would not have heard the gospel otherwise. One of the neatest things about this partnership is we are coming alongside a Latvian ministry to help them reach there own people and disciple the next generation. When we leave, they still have people on the ground who will continue the work long after we are gone. In fact, one of our main goals is strengthening those young believers to become disciple makers themselves.
HOW CAN I HELP?
GO! You can help in several different ways, but the first is by going to camp. We know it wouldn’t be without great sacrifice, but we believe this sacrifice is absolutely worth it!
PRAY! Another way you can help is by beginning to pray for this trip now and while we are in Latvia. If we just go without God’s blessing and help along the way, it won’t be worth it. We need faithful prayer warriors who will ask God to do what only he can in our lives and the lives of these students.
GIVE! Thirdly you can give financially to help others who are raising support to make this trip possible. Sometimes people are willing and able to go, but they need partners to help them get there.
Would you consider filling one of these 3 very important roles in making this trip possible. Please let us if you have any questions or if you would like to be involved in some way! We love you and are grateful God has allowed us to BE the CHURCH together!