Serving with Youth With A Mission
We are the Samoylich family, Pastor Petr and my wife Emma. We came to Latvia in July of 1997, as missionaries from the Morning Star Community Church.
One of our goals is to work with public schools – training public school teachers, by holding Public School Teachers Conferences three times a year, and providing Bibles for each school in Latvia. Through 26 years, we have printed more than 100,000 Latvian and Russian full Bibles and almost 200,000 Children Bibles in Latvian, Russian and Ukrainian. We have trained more than 10,000 teachers through our Teachers Conferences over these years.
Another our goal as missionaries is to plant new churches. We have planted three new churches and built a new church building. The present church where I am pastoring is Vecmilgravis New Evangelical Church, which I started 9 years ago, and through these years, we have developed a wide children ministry, and an average of 250 children every summer participated in our VBS’s and camps. We continue working with these children throughout the year, inviting them to Sunday school and organizing Christmas events for them and their parents and grandparents.
Another special ministry is working with orphans. Every summer through all these years, we have sponsored 60 orphans coming and staying at our summer camps where they hear the Word of God and receive a lot of love. Each Christmas, we provide Christmas gifts for three orphanages.
We praise God for Morning Star family for faithfully supporting us at all of our projects for 26 years. For 26 years, now, we have had no sabbatical. God has given us His grace and we have stayed full time here in Latvia. Thank you for your faithfulness!
I am thankful to Pastor Scott and Denise for their support and coming several times to teach at our Teachers Conferences!
I am thankful to brother James Elgin for bringing construction teams to come and re-build the church building!
I am thankful to youth leaders who brought teams to our children and youth summer camps!
I want to thank all the church for supporting our Bible Distribution Project through all these years, and I want to thank my dear friends who have been supporting our family, financially and in prayers!