Mercy

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Celebrate Recovery Latvian is designed to help church provide real help to their people as they deal with life most difficult problems and issues

BBI helps the “least of these” in Latvian life and society.

BBI serves those struggling with destructive ‘hurts, hangups and habits’ through Celebrate Recovery and blesses orphans through the ministry of New Hope Latvia and our BBI missionaries.

Latvia is a needy nation with deep social struggles. Alcoholism is the nation’s #1 social problem and drug addiction is rapidly growing. About 8,000 children live in orphanages/boarding schools, even though they may have at least one living parent. But addictions, crime, home violence or extreme poverty have forced the removal of these children.

Over the years, BBI has addressed matters of Mercy and Recovery several ways. We have connected social care ministries in the US with Latvians. The best example is the relationship between Buckner Orphan Care International and numerous agencies in Latvia.

BBI missionaries have worked especially close with orphanage/boarding schools in Tilza, Ergli and Riga. Many orphans have attended summer camps and some have given their lives to Christ. BBI has helped facilitate the hosting and adoption of a few Latvian orphans (though this is not BBI’s specialty).

And most recently, with the addition of Jaycee Jensen to the BBI family of missionaries, a ministry to teenage orphan girls has begun. It is designed to help equip these girls who have grown up in institutions to make successful transitions into productive adulthood.

Through BBI’s connections with specialists in the fields of mental health, addiction and recovery, extremely important courses and seminars have been provided for BPI students and many other leaders throughout the nation. BBI missionary Katie Roth and BBI board member Bill Specht, co founded Celebrate Recovery Latvia in 2010.  It is called “Ista Briviba” which means “True Freedom” in Latvian. BBI coordinated its establishment in the last couple of years.  Five training and participant books have been produced in Latvian, as well as 25 training videos.


 

Below you can read numerous stories that focus on ministries of mercy.

 

Hope Comes From Cuba

by Gatis Lidums Can hope for Latvia really begin with…

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Hope and Comfort in the Midst of Suffering

[PAUZE] A Time of Rest, Encouragement, Prayer and Fellowship by…

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Hands & Feet

Seeking to be the hands and feet of Jesus in…

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Is it Accessible?

Eliminating Physical Barriers So All Can Come Into God’s House…

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Just Because They Look Different, Doesn’t Mean They Are

Because God Wants to Reach Everyone, Including Those With Disabilities…

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Showing God’s Love, One Brace at a Time

By Katie Leatherwood RIGA, Latvia – I had the privilege…

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Partners in Service

God knew about Dina… By Katie Leatherwood RIGA, Latvia –…

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Help an Orphan Come to Camp!

$100 Sends an Orphan to Camp! 100 Orphans Need Scholarships…

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SEEN, HEARD and KNOWN

Hope for the Hurting in Latvia By Natalie Meeks, BBI…

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Have you been praying for orphans in Latvia?

It is evident that God is answering your prayers! By…

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A Summer to Remember

In Search of Just the Right Camp Leaders By Jaycee…

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What a Marvelous Way to End a Great Year!

Thank you to everyone who has given and prayed for…

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