Christmas was celebrated in many different ways throughout the episcopal area - this year Christmas held a very special meaning to six Latvian youth.
On Christmas day 6 youth were baptized by districtsuperintendant Gita Mednis in the Methodist Church in Kuldiga, Latvia. The youth were well prepared for baptism by the congregations two young local pastors Gunta Grina and Vivita Barenite, who both participated in the baptism by laying on of hands and praying for the youth.
What a way to celebrate Christmas....
Gunta Grina and Vivita Barenite have served in the Kuldiga congregation for less than a year and under their leadership the youth ministry is thriving.
Christian Alsted, bishop
Story from Christmas 2009