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.

 

2020 Dutch Outreach

Building Relationships and Serving Across Borders By Dan Roth, BBI…

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An Afternoon Conversation with BBI Missionary Dan Roth

Charles Kelley interviews Dan on “all things” Eagle’s Wings Camp…

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Turn Back the Clock: Celebrate Recovery Latvia

Looking back at the launch of Ista Briviba On November…

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Providing Hope to the Hopeless

By Bill Specht SARASOTA, Florida – It is often said…

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A Life Well-Lived: Remembering Paula

Paula Joy Hewitt December 26, 1946 – May 28, 2019…

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Annual Dutch Outreach 2019

A Meaningful Week to Begin the New Year By Dan…

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Annual Dutch Outreach 2018

Gratefully Engaging the World Around Us By Dan Roth ERGLI,…

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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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SEEN, HEARD and KNOWN

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

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Glimmering Threads

Editor’s note: In recent years, BBI has emphasized ministry to…

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The Dutchies Have Come

Annual Team Arrives from Holland to Bless Madona By Charles…

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Ministering To a Hurting World

Dutch and Latvians Minister Outside the Comfort Zone Side-by-Side By…

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