Partner:The UMC, Latvia Methodist Mission
Describe the need affecting the community.
- Christianity in Latvia was mostly oppressed during the Soviet regime until 1991, resulting in several generations being raised without God's word, faith and Christian fellowship. - Great percentage of families were broken or separated, lots of families
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
Having a camp site for retreats, camps, spiritual renewal, is a crucial need of our society and Methodist Church, adding to Sunday worhip and Sunday school classes. It is a place where God can reach those individuals who are not attending church regularly to meet with other Christians and experience God's healing through relationships and good news of the Gospel. Many young people come to know and proclaim Christ as the Savior.
Describe the primary goal of the project.
The primary goal of this project is to have a safe, unique, supporting structure for Christians and non-believers to gather and experience God's love, care and presence through fellowship with others, by learning, serving and receiving training in a loving environment.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.
- Increase of the capacity of the camp to serve its community. - Spiritual growth of returning campers and staffers. - Willingness of local community to serve at camp in any capacity, seeing God's work fulfilled.
Budget and Financial Information
Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support
Fuel, car repair
Wesley Days, Apple festival