Pr. David Michael Carrillo (DMC) and his three “adopted” children!
Pastor David Michael Carrillo (aka: DMC), has been serving the people of Latvia as a full time EEMN residential missionary, since 2010. DMC works alongside the Latvian Lutheran Church and St. Gregor’s Christian Mission Center in Saldus. He has also made and indelible impression on the staff and students at Striki School, where he volunteers by leading morning devotions and serving as a strong Christian presence and mentor to children and adults, alike!
Pr. David currently lives at St. Gregors Christian Mission Center in Saldus where he assists with hosting other missionaries from around the world, as they participate in conferences, outreach ministries, and weekend trainings for pastors and lay leaders.
Pr. Raimonds Mezins with Pr. David
St. Gregors Christian Missions Center is under the direction of EEMN ministry partner, Pastor Raimonds Mezins. Pr. Mezins has a vision for expanding the outreach of St. Gregors to host more missions outreach events and to become an education center for training ministry leaders. St. Gregors was the site for our fist-ever EEMN Disciple-Making Conference in which 28-pastors and ministry workers – from seven different countries – participated!
2015 EEMN Latvia Team and helped celebrate at the new playground dedication
Striki School DIrector, Daina Zandberga
Striki School – In addition to hosting a Latvia English Bible Camp, for 12 summers running, EEMN is assisting Striki School Principal, Daina Zandberga, in adopting new teaching methods and strengthening the Christian focus of the school. Striki School is now in its third year since implementing the Montessori teaching model. The new Montessori method began with the Kindergarteners, and is now following them through every year, as they advance to the next grade level. Eventually every classroom at Striki School will be teaching the Montessori way!
EEMN was also able to help arrange for Striki School to build a brand new playground for students of all ages to enjoy for many years to come!
The support from EEMM is enabling Striki School to continue to grow at a time when virtually all other rural schools in Latvia have closed, due to lack of students and funding. There is the opportunity for you to partner with Striki School! EEMN is actively engaged in providing the teacher salary for Vieneta in order to help Striki School meet their operations budget. Would you consider helping with this $600 per month expense? Visit the EEMN Support page, today!