On 23 October the Latvian Bible Society visited one of large hospitals in Riga and donated 328 Bibles in Latvian and Russian. This was possible because of generous gifts of 400 supporters who participated in this project with their donations. It is a deep conviction of the leader of the hospital chaplaincy Inese Lūse that every patient of the hospital should be provided with the Bible. Now this dream came true.
The hospital is a place where Scriptures are very much needed and the Bible Society always has paid a special attention to serving hospitals. From 2005 to 2015 it distributed free of charge to the Children Hospital, hospital “Gaiļezers” and to the Association of Medical Care Chaplains 11 155 books.
Chaplains of the Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital (from the left): Kristīne Vanaga, Rita Otomere, Inese Lūse, Juris Meijers.
Leader of the hospital chaplaincy Inese Lūse: “Bible in the hospital is another way how to bring God’s Word to human soul.”
General Secretary of the Latvian Bible Society Valdis Tēraudkalns: “Not only the New Testament but also the Old Testament is very important for reading because it contains deep emotions of humans like us.”
Regīna Barone, senior nurse: “Work of chaplains is important not only for patients but also for medical personal, because we all have to deal with syndrome of burning out.”