Latvia, June 2nd- July 1st, 2017; Internship Update 12

Orphan's HeartInternship Update, Latvia

We bring the children into a safe place for a week—a place where they can be children playing and goofing off. We provide them an escape. The most common lament from the leaders here is “If we just had more time. If we had another week with Lelde maybe we could get her to say one more word.” The fact … Read More

Latvia, June 2nd- July 1st, 2017; Internship Update 10

Deanna BerkesInternship Update, Latvia

Written by: Jeanette P. This week’s summer camp can only be described with one word: heart-wrenching. These have been the neediest kids we have had so far. Many of them do not even have proper clothing. One of the problems we’ve faced this week is the kids having gastro issues. We have breakfast, lunch, and snack at camp. We have … Read More

Latvia, June 2nd- July 1st, 2017; Intern Update 8

Orphan's HeartInternship Update, Latvia

Written by: Jeanette P. It is week three of summer camp in Latvia! We know that we will have new campers every week and bag every week is going to be different- with its own challenges. This week has definitely lived up to that and it is only Tuesday! As a new group of children walked in yesterday (Monday) morning, … Read More

Latvia, June 2nd – July 1st, 2017; Intern Update 7

Deanna BerkesInternship Update, Latvia

Written by: Meribeth P. The English idiom, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” is often used and  holds true for most pictures. These pictures we are taking though don’t seem to say enough of the right words. They may be saying a thousand but it’s the wrong thousand. These pictures are full of nicely dressed children who don’t look … Read More

Latvia, June 2nd – July 1st, 2017; Intern Update 6

Deanna BerkesInternship Update, Latvia

Written by: Jeanette P. This week we have been working with children ages 8 to 12. They are the sweetest children ever! I was not sure how my heart would hold enough love for more children, but somehow God makes it happen! The greatest challenge has been breaking down the Bible stories to make them easy for the children to … Read More

Latvia, June 2nd – July 1st, 2017; Intern Update 5

Deanna BerkesInternship Update, Latvia

Written by: Meribeth P. Sharing the Gospel to children is a communal effort. Especially in summer camp. It is not just one individual going through the Bible stories, or one person leading a sinner’s prayer. It is every dish washer, table cleaner, game creator, and nose wiper who creates an environment where the Gospel is not just told but lived out. … Read More

Latvia, June 2nd – July 1st, 2017; Intern Update 3

Deanna BerkesInternship Update, Latvia

Today in Latvia the children have been learning about Jesus and the sacrifice He made. They are very young, so we have been explaining how all the bad things they do keep them from God, but He sent His son to take on their punishment. Watching their faces, some hearing the Gospel for the first time, taking in the truth … Read More