Sharing the transforming Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ has always been a priority for BBI.
Most of Chuck Kelley’s early trips to Latvia focused directly on evangelism. At first he served as the evangelist and later he invited other gifted evangelists, like Steve Russo and Bob Cryder, to serve. At times, BBI organized and carried out major evangelistic campaigns, like Hope ’91, Hope ’92, Hope ’94 and Hope ’99 with Luis Palau. Several thousand people have made public professions of faith in these events.
In recent years, BBI has helped organize Latvia’s National Prayer Breakfast, where the Gospel has been creatively shared with hundreds of influential leaders. Former member of Parliament, Inese Slesere, leads the Prayer Breakfast movement in Latvia; Lienite Bemera has managed the Prayer Breakfasts for several years.
Eagle’s Wings Camp in Ergli also falls under BBI’s umbrella of ministries. Hundreds of children and young people are engaged with the gospel of Christ every year. And many respond. One specialized event at Eagle’s Wings every summer is the Teen Orphan camp, Otra Alpa. Every summer some 60 institutionalized teens come to camp and experience what they have never experienced before….unconditional love. A loving context is always the most effective place to share the Gospel.
Because of the many partnerships facilitated by BBI, countless evangelistic projects have been undertaken. They have taken the form of summer camps, Vacation Bible Schools, concerts, street ministry, dental clinics, specialized youth events and church outreach programs.
Here are some previous articles related to Outreach:
Building Relationships and Serving Across Borders By Dan Roth, BBI Missionary For the past fourteen years, our local church, Madona Baptist, has led a ministry, which we call the Dutch Outreach because it is done in partnership with Wilhelmina Church from Haarlem, Holland. One of the strong points of this outreach is that the same […]
Charles Kelley interviews Dan on “all things” Eagle’s Wings Camp and sheep farm Philomath, OREGON – During my recent ministry trip to Latvia, I had the opportunity to sit down with my longtime friend and ministry partner, Dan Roth. We discussed the camp and campers, sheep farming, pastoral ministry, and more. BBI is so grateful […]
Looking back at the launch of Ista Briviba On November 18, 2010, the nation’s historic independence day, “Ista Briviba” (True Freedom) was officially launched in Latvia. “Ista Briviba” is the Latvian name for “Celebrate Recovery Latvia.” Celebrate Recovery is a biblical, church-based program that is designed to help people with their greatest struggles. It helps […]
A Special Reflection by Kathryn Read on the Impact of the My Secret Double Exhibition Editor’s Note: Our vision for the My Secret Double traveling exhibition is to open up conversations related to mental health and to direct those affected to hope and resources that offer healing. We invite you to read the following reflection […]
By Madara Lazdina, Art Ministry Director Latvia Is it possible to create an art exhibition about complicated subjects that creates empathy in viewers? One that encourages them to know more about the subject, to explore possibilities, and to make the subject better? I think that we at BBI/Partneri have succeeded. Last week, we opened the […]
By Bill Specht SARASOTA, Florida – It is often said in Christian circles that “God never gives you more than you can handle.” Many people struggle with this concept, especially when going through hardships. And for me – with my desire to follow God’s calling to help those with addictions – this struggle became ever […]
Paula Joy Hewitt December 26, 1946 – May 28, 2019 Paula Joy Hewitt was born Dec 26, 1946, in Hemet, CA, the daughter of Robert Matthew Hewitt and Patsy Saranan (Mather) Hewitt. She was the second of four children, three girls and a boy. Her oldest sister, Kay, died of leukemia when she was 4 years […]
Mobilizing Latvians to use their gifts for the Lord By Charles Kelley Corvallis, OR – Have you ever thought about the word MOBILIZATION? This word represents one of BBI’s original objectives. Simply put, it means helping as many people as possible to get involved on the front line of world missions. For example: BBI’s sister church […]
By Charles Kelley, Founder and President In the 90’s, Almers Ludviks and I organized four major evangelistic outreach campaigns. Hope ’91 was in Riga in the Sports Arena featuring evangelist Steve Russo. Hope ’92 was also in Riga in the Congress Hall (former Communist Party headquarters) and both Bob Cryder and I preached the Gospel. Several of […]
A Meaningful Week to Begin the New Year By Dan Roth and Natalie Meeks ERGLI, Latvia – It all starts with a simple advertisement in the local Latvian newspaper. This ad is an open invitation to those in the area to contact Madona Baptist Church and sign up for a bag of food and home […]
By Charles Kelley with Natalie Meeks DALLAS, Texas – It was a blistering day in Cambridge, England – July 23rd, the hottest day on record since 1976. I stood in the yard of Great Saint Mary’s Church; situated squarely in the heart of Cambridge, one of the foremost centers of intellectual, scientific and theological life […]
Gratefully Engaging the World Around Us By Dan Roth ERGLI, Latvia – The new year kicked off with a bang for Madona Baptist Church as our friends from Wilhelmina Church in the Netherlands joined us for a week of fellowship and outreach. This was an amazing opportunity for us to get out into the community […]