Entrust holds women’s ministry training here on a regular basis. Facilitators travel from North America to conduct first-generation training, then mentoring those learners as they in turn train next-generation groups. Spearheaded by a prominent Latvian women’s ministry leader who was impressed by Christian women in other European nations who’d gained understanding of the Bible and ministry skills through Entrust, Latvians are rapidly passing the baton from cities to villages, church to church, across this nation.
Famous people: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peggy Lipton, Jacob Davis (inventor of denim jeans)
Fabulous foods: pirāgi (bacon rolls), kartupeļi ar siļķi un biezpienu (herring with cottage cheese and potatoes), kartupeļu pankūkas (potato pancakes)
Spiritual climate: 60% Christian, 7% evangelical; apathy, despondence and even hopelessness characterize much of the population of this beautiful nation.