A recent church planting seminar conducted by the Multiplication Network in Riga, Latvia, was attended by Church of God leaders from four countries involved in church planting initiatives (Moscow region/Russia, Kiev region in Ukraine, Latvia, and Romania). Besides Church of God leaders, there were church planters from other denominations and countries including Azerbaijan, Estonia, Lithuania, and Spain.
Tom Rosson, World Missions regional superintendent of Eastern Europe/CIS, visited two congregations in Latvia, one of which was celebrating its 10th anniversary. In an afternoon service, a congregation of approximately 150 concluded with a baptismal ceremony and Tom participated in baptizing four candidates.
The Rossons appreciate so much the support for their ministry, as it is only with the help of partners that they can lead and train the next generation of pastors in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. They are honored and happy to be your missionaries!