There are plenty of stories to share and we see God bringing us back to the basics. As worshippers.

And as His beloved children—who live together in His presence and simply trust and obey as He leads. That seems to be our new strategy!

He is teaching us to love and worship Him with our entire life. He is also building a network of people and churches in this city who are hungry for more of Him. He is bringing more love and unity to the Church in Riga and more collective effort. He is also equipping His church through a network of loving relationships.

And God is giving gifts to His people in just the right timing! A guy on our leadership team had been praying for the gift of tongues for years and received it directly during one of our Sunday gatherings. Two weeks later he was able to use this gift to serve and see a girl delivered from demonic oppression. She explained afterwards that his praying in tongues was a major turning point in the short time that the group of people was praying for her. Amazing! PRAISE GOD!!!

We see God is not concerned with quantity, but quality.

It is a tiny, but BEAUTIFUL, picture of the local body serving together in love. She is not the only example either. We have seen others freed from demonic influence as well. God is freeing the oppressed and spiritual bondage is being broken at Christ’s feet.

We have seen people seeking God and receiving the gift of tongues in unexpected places as well. And miraculous healings. God is saving the lost along the way too. We have been blessed to celebrate a few baptisms in the past few weeks. We see God is not concerned with quantity, but quality.

.. we also want to see more of His reality breaking through in this city!

Pure love. Honest worship. Humble service. Powerful testimony. True transformation. Lasting fruit.

We are thankful for all He is doing, but we also want to see more of His reality breaking through in this city! He knows what is best. We only have to obey.

Joe Brooks
May 12, 2016