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Visitors from Latvia

Visitors from Latvia

One of our recipients in Latvia, Pastor Artis Eglitis and his wife, Helene, visited OGT‘s International Office and warehouse in Norfolk, NE. It was exciting and intriguing to hear about his humanitarian ministry in Cesis, Latvia and travels to Ireland to work with the many Latvian in that country. They shared with us a slideshow of their facility and a number of people they have helped. Pastor Eglitis is a Pastor of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church. Orphan Grain Train ships clothing, coats, quilts, household items, bikes, etc. to help support his ministry. He expressed the importance of receiving bicycles not only for children but also for adults for transportation. They distribute the shipments to other churches and community services within a 100-mile radius. They also offer support to orphanages and female prisons. The ministry is in the process of renovating and expanding their facility and is in need of beds and night stands to help more families. It was wonderful to hear personally how donations from OGT change lives physically, emotionally and spiritually across the ocean in another country. (March 9, 2015)