How did we get here?

A grant obtained by LCMS World Relief/Human Care is providing the resources necessary for our travel to Latvia and within the country.  We are working in each of the three dioceses of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia.  Today we are in the Diocese of Riga, the largest city and capitol of the country.  Earlier this week we were in Daugavpils, the second city of Latvia.  On Monday we will present in Liepaja, on the Baltic Sea, where there was a large military base in Soviet days.

Our hosts are marvelous, the interpreters indefatigable, the participants attentive and responsive, and the food tremendous!  We are heartened by our work with our partners, and we pray the Latvian church is strengthened in the Church’s work of mercy.  We are Christ’s body – He is the Head, but we are His hands, His arms, His feet, His mouth in the world.

Here are more pictures.


+Herbert C. Mueller