We have arrived safely in Latvia and have had a good nights sleep. Our plane ride was good. We were able to get excellent seats with leg room on each of our 4 flights and our luggage arrived with us. Those of you who have followed our earlier trips understand why that is such an event. :>)) Pw did not have any problem with his back or his hernia PTL..
Mauro Martinez pick us up from the airport. He is a young man from Argentina who serves as a missionary at the Bible School where we will be teaching. A precious young man who is 10 yrs old in the Lord and has a real grasp of the importance of obeying our Savior. We look forward to getting to know him better this week.
He drove us by the school on our way to the hotel. There are two buildings which they use. It is not as primitive as we were expecting. Mauro described it as in the middle of nowhere. Actually it is not, but he is from Buenos Aires and lived in the city of 4 million which explained why he thought it was in the middle of nowhere.
On a funny note, can you imagine being in Latvia and speaking Spanish and then having to learn English so you can communicate with folks whose primary language is Russian but who sometimes speak English as a second language? All the while learning to speak Russian. Well this young man is doing just that. Pray for him to grasp the language quickly so he can be even more effective while living in Latvia.
Our hotel is lovely. Actually we are in an apartment which is surrounded by huge windows so it is very bright in our room. We have a kitchen, full bath, living room and a separate bedroom with a king size bed. We were surprised when we walked into the room. We will try to post pictures later once they get downloaded.
We will rest one more day then start teaching on Monday. Ephesians 6:19 says: and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. Thank you for praying for us, we realize we need that support in order to do the work God has called us to do.
Blessings to all of you as you worship the Lord tomorrow.
PW and Sherry