Mobilization

In partnership with several key ministries in Latvia, BBI inspires and mobilizes 200+ leaders and future leaders annually, through Mission Days, to take the Gospel to Latvia, the Baltics and the world.  BBI has worked closely with leaders in the US and Latvia for many years. This emphasis has expanded beyond spiritual leaders to the realms of business, education, politics and cultural influence.

MISSION DAYS
In recent years most Latvian pastors and churches have struggled to recognize the importance of world missions. They have experienced the benefit (and sometimes the pain) of missionary work in Latvia, but few think it is for them. Mission Days challenged this kind of thinking.

A young pastor from Riga said, “I was a big critic of the importance of missions before. But at Mission Days, I felt like the disciples on the road to Emmaus. I felt like my mind was opened.”

Since 2005, BBI has brought current and future missionaries together every year for Mission Days. This is an annual three-day conference that provides education, encouragement and vision for world missions.
Another participant shared, “One thing I learned at Mission Days is that missions isn’t only for hyper-active people.” He continued, “I have always thought missions was for others, but it is possible that it is for me too. This is a surprise for me.”

MISSION RESEARCH
Intrinsic to the development of a movement to mobilize Latvians toward missions, is good and sound research which can undergird wise and strategic decision-making for individuals, churches and organizations. Together with several key mission leaders in Latvia, BBI is devoting effort to developing a research approach that would be the most helpful. So, a new partnership with Nova Institute, of Gloucester, UK, is in the works. Director Dr. Darrell Jackson, has agreed to consult with and guide our multi-organizational Latvian team in this process.

MISSION TO BASHKORTOSTAN
From 2000 to 2007, BBI helped launch a vision of encouraging, recruiting, equipping and sending Latvians who speak Russian to take the Gospel to Bashkortostan, one of the Russian-speaking Muslim republics within Russia. Year after year, teams of youth workers, VBS teachers, musicians and construction workers partnered with tiny Bashkiri churches, helping them strengthen their own ministries and establish new ministries.
The vision of mobilizing Latvians toward missions continues as Latvians take part in trans-European mission mobilization events like Mission Net and continue to work with Russian partners in regions in near the Russian Arctic Circle.

teRIGA
For several years, BBI had a major goal to mobilize young people to impact their communities through service. Strategic relationships were developed with key officials in city hall opening the door for hundreds of young people to engage in city clean-up projects in areas where the city does not have funds to keep up.
First, directed by BBI, hundreds of youth hit the streets with gloves, shovels and rakes, transforming ugly places into beautiful ones…all in the name of the Lord Jesus. Passersby were shocked at the sight of young people volunteering to serve for free, city officials were amazed and the local media covered these projects with great interest and strategic story placement.

MORE OUTREACH INITIATIVES
Through the years, BBI has helped develop and implement many other outreach initiatives in partnership with multiple ministries. Past articles which describe these efforts to reach children, youth, artists, politicians, athletes and more are listed to the right.


Articles About Mission Mobilization

 

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Pray for Mission Days 2017

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Learning to Love Latvia

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In Search of Three Willing Churches

More Difficult to Find, Needed as Much as Ever By…

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Mission Incubator

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With Latvians on the Emerald Island

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God is Doing Something Special in Latvia

Reflections on Mission Days 2012 By Rebecca Manley Pippert (DUBLIN,…

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