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Hub coordinatorMo Blackmon coordinates the Latvia hub and dreams of a central Canada hub in the future. Mo came to Christ in her early 20s through the loving witness of her swim coach. She received ministry training at Prairie Bible College in Alberta and later at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. An 8-month ministry experience turned into 20 years of life and ministry in the post-Soviet country of Latvia. Mo’s heart is to see God’s people set free to be who they are and to serve Jesus however they are gifted. She is now based in a French-Canadian village in southern Manitoba, lives with her husband Wes and is learning to love life on the prairies.
FacilityTraining is held in the renovated Baptist Union office building in central Rīga. It is easy to reach with public transportation. Lunch and coffee breaks are included in the training fee and provide opportunity for women to build community and enjoy conversation with like-minded sisters in Christ. Participants provide their own breakfast and supper and arrange for their own accommodations in Rīga. Fifty hours of training over two intensive, consecutive weekends are offered each October. This training is followed by a year-long practicum in which participants lead small discipleship groups in their own church settings.
HistoryThe WWMT hub in Latvia was prayed into existence by Livija Godina, the main director of women’s ministry for the Baptist Union in Latvia for 25 years. In her world-wide ministry travels, Livija came into contact with many believers, but it was the women of Eastern Europe and Russia who caught her attention. She saw their spiritual depth and maturity and when she asked them about it, they said they’d been trained by WWMT. Līvija prayed and asked God for the same possibility for her people. WWMT slowly began in Latvia in 2006.
Participants are primarily Latvian women from two main denominations, ranging in age from 22-55, though Russian sisters in Latvia are warmly welcome. Courses are offered in English and therefore women from nearby countries are also invited. Eventually, the goal is to offer courses in Latvian.
October 13-15 and 20-22, 2017 Riga, Latvia
For more information contact Mo at: firstname.lastname@example.org