On 3 December the Latvian Bible Society closed the annual fundraising campaign “Help to Live!” with the event of free distribution of books. Thanks to supporters of our work we donated 307 Children Bibles and other books to the Children Hospital in Riga. The Bible Society has a cooperation with chaplains of that hospital for many years. The hospital is the place where people often have an experience that differs from their everyday life – it is experience of spiritual reality. As said by pastor Linards Rozentāls, chaplain at the Parents’ House situated in the Children Hospital, “there is a correlation between experience in the hospital and experience of heroes of many Bible stories because they all go through border-situations.”
From 2006 to 2015 the Latvian Bible Society has donated to the Children Hospital 1579 copies of various books.
Rev. Linards Rozentāls (from the left) and General Secretary of the Latvian Bible Society Valdis Tēraudkalns
It was impossible to take donated books in one car.