God has continued to do incredible things here in Riga! Last Sunday our team had the opportunity to lead a church service. This was the second time our team led a service in this church, which is an international church called Morning Star. We felt in our hearts to share personal testimonies and a word about God taking us out of the dark places in our lives. Struggles such as depression and self-harm were recognized as something that does not have to defeat us, but something we can overcome with God. This was a time of being open and honest and a time of seeing where we have been and how far we have come with God on our side.
Our team was able to perform a skit to the song “Everything” by Lifehouse. This is a very powerful skit that portrays the
everyday struggles that can weigh us down in life, but can be taken away through Jesus.
As we performed this skit for the church, eyes were wide, tears were shed, and hearts were moved. God truly moved through this body of believers as we received amazing feedback. After the completion of the service, a woman of the church came up to one of our group members saying,
“I can feel the Holy Spirit moving in you, and I could really identify with your testimony.”
God did incredible work in this church as He showed our team that people are struggling everywhere, but coming together as one and sharing the goodness of His faithfulness can be so encouraging and uplifting.