The Latvian Bible Society recently provided the Latvian Association of Christian Teachers with 320 copies of Scriptures for young people. This NGO unites about 200 teachers all over Latvia. This gift was possible because of 1284 supporters who donated to the project “My Advent Gift” in 2014.
On 19 October we visited the secondary school in the town of Jaunjelgava. Staff of the Latvian BS addressed pupils of the grade no. 7. This September from 17 children who started their first school year eleven chose instruction in Christian faith as elective (choice is between ethics and instruction in Christian faith). Both - director of the school Lauma Mīlīgā and teacher Margarita Savicka are very enthusiastic about popularizing this course.
Below are some of answers of children to the question “What the Bible mean to you?”
“By reading the Bible I am becoming more positive and joyful.” (Richard)
“From the Bible we can learn the most important things – how God saved us, how he loves us and how he always is with us.” (Nadja)
“The Bible reminds me that God helps me and other people.” (Meinard)
“When I hear about the Bible I think about the church, book and God.” (Arthur)
“The Bible is the holy book and not only me but also others should read it." (A pupil of the grade no. 7 of Jaunjelgava secondary school)
LBS generalsecretary Valdis Teraudkalns: “Nowadays none of us has to go 45 km to get the Bible as did Mary Jones. It's at the distance of one click on our computer.”
Teacher Margarita Savicka.
Nadja: “I enjoyed the story about God parting the Red Sea.”