LATVIA – Our missionaries for today are Robert and Janice, who serve in the small country of Latvia. We want to pray for them today. This is a country with about two million people that got independence from the Soviet Union in 2001. It is situated between Russia and the Baltic Sea in northern Europe. Robert and Janice are helping train Latvian students who will start new churches throughout the country. Baptists in Latvia started a church planting drive back in 2010 — they want to start 100 new churches by 2020.
The drive has gone well: They now have some two dozen church planting teams with a total of some 350 people. New churches are urgently needed in Latvia; more than 60 percent of the people have no religion at all. Through our Cooperative Program giving, our church helps support Robert and Janice as they serve there in Latvia, so our church is helping reach many for Christ there. And the new churches we’re helping start will be growing for many years to come.
Today, let’s pray for our missionaries and pray that the Lord will bless and multiply these new churches.