6 01, 2016

Feeding The Poor ~ Christmas at Gardene (1)


Gardene is a former USSR military-base remote country village in Latvia. The population of the area is less than 2000 people, majority of which lives below the poverty line. A small Evangelical Church with Pastor Marija in charge is reaching out to local community and running feeding center for poor kids. Over 50 kids come to the center daily for their only hot meal a day. Life has never been easy for this small village and the feeding program is struggling to meet its daily challenge to provide food. Remarkably the Lord has sustained the program for the last twenty years. It was nothing other than walk of faith. The church, whose members [...]

21 03, 2015

Latvia Orphans


There have been some huge needs to meet in Latvia in the last few months of winter with heating bills, medicines and vitamins, and warm clothing. Although warmer weather is anticipated, temperatures are still around -3C and more snow is predicted this weekend. The Gardene Orphanage at Dobele, is extremely grateful that the final stage has been reached in the replacement of their much-needed heating system. It’s with Harvest Time Page 3 much respect that we think of people like Mother Teresa. She was a great servant of God. There are many others like Mother Teresa, who have sacrificed much [...]

27 02, 2015

A place called Gardene


[wpgmza id="4"]   At one time Gardene was a flourishing community, but now it was smitten by poverty. Electricity and heating was something everyone now only hoped for. Buildings which had housed the Soviet army had been completely destroyed as the departing army stripped them of everything they could carry away. Local families, left with nothing, now hoped for a better life in future. The more fortunate had moved to bigger cities like Riga, Jelgava or nearby Dobele in search of a better life. It was a very difficult time but hope was in the air. Marija was there to [...]