Last month we hosted Davids, a pastor from Latvia, for a weekend at our home. We found out about the opportunity through our church and we're so glad we decided to say yes! Davids was in Dallas for three weeks as part of the Global Proclamation Academy at Dallas Theological Seminary. Saturday evening we gathered at a home with all the host families and pastors to hear about their ministries. Christ Chapel hosted pastors from Latvia, India, Nepal, and Jordan. It was such a great experience for our family to see what God is doing around the world in other countries.
Back home, he is a full time chaplain in the Latvian army and also pastors a small church. He has a wife and two young daughters so he fit right in at our house. He works at the basic training facility for new recruits before they ship out for duty. His biggest prayer for his ministry was that Christians both in his home country and around the world would be truly united by the love of Christ (Phil 2:2). Below are a couple of pictures from our time together.
Group shot – notice he spent much of the weekend holding either Hannah or Nathan :)
The highlight of the weekend: cattle drive in the Stockyards
Again, this was such a great experience for our family and we can’t wait for the opportunity next year.