This is the latest outreach update from our Compassion DTS outreach team currently working in Latvia:
Sveiki (hello) from Latvia!
It has been quite an adventure here in Latvia these past couple of weeks! While being on outreach, our team has placed a big focus on prayer and discovered the importance of it. We have been stretched in our faith and believing in the power of prayer and that it truly works!
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, our team steps alongside the staff of Freedom 61 and prays for the prostitutes and trafficked victims in the city. We pray as the Freedom 61 staff reach out to these women of the streets through offering tea, coffee, treats, care packages, and a café where a relationship is built. While prayer walking last Thursday, our team spotted two prostitutes on a street corner and we started praying for these women from the other side of the street. As they paced the streets, searching for business, our team prayed for
HOPE, RESTORATION, AND CHAINS TO BE BROKEN.
After praying for at least 20 minutes it seemed like a lost cause. Then God answered our prayers as the Freedom 61 staff came along, meeting these two women, and invited them into the café where they ended up hearing about Jesus. Normally they aren’t met with a positive response!
Sometimes we feel that prayers are empty words spoken out just to fill time or fit our “routine.” Sometimes we feel hopeless, believing the lie that prayer doesn’t change things; but we’re learning that
PRAYER IS POWERFUL AND MAKES A DIFFERENCE EVEN IF WE DON’T SEE IT.
God is moving in this place, he’s touching the hearts of the people, and he’s teaching our team that we must