Monthly Archives: April 2013

‘The Army must have a drum’

One of the interesting documents I have read since being here is a brief history of the Army in Latvia, written for their 20th anniversary celebrations a couple of years ago.  It records the fact that when the Army re-started … Continue reading

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Sunday in Kurzeme

Sunday last saw me driving on my own west to the Region of Kurzeme to a Salvation Army corps in Liepaja, the third largest city in Latvia. The work both at Liepaja and at Saldus, which I visited in the … Continue reading

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Sunday in Seda

I loved this picture. Marel, Veronika and Sasha were introduced to me today when I attended the service at Seda, because they are soon to be enrolled as junior soldiers in the Salvation Army.  That will be an important event … Continue reading

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Passiontide

The events of Passiontide this year moved me a great deal.  They began on Maundy Thursday when I attended a Passover meal at the Salvation Army corps/church in the centre of Riga.  On Good Friday I again attended the corps in … Continue reading

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Walking on the Sea

On the day that news broke around the world that some people had been cut adrift on an ice floe in Latvia I was actually walking on the sea! I went with my colleague, Sarah,  her husband Aivis, who took the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter at Iecava

Easter Sunday saw me travelling south of Riga to the town of Iecava.  There are two young women officers who lead the work of The Salvation Army in this town, both of whom speak excellent English.  This meant that I … Continue reading

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