March 3, 2014
Dear Friends of the Baltic Mission Society:
God has blessed the efforts of the Baltic Mission Society in so many ways. We are thankful for the generosity of so many individuals and congregations that continue to support the mission work in the Baltics, especially in Latvia. When we left Latvia it was difficult for us to think that we would just stop providing support for a number of the projects we helped design and administer. With God’s help, and the leadership of Rev. Artis Eglitis, many of the mission projects continue to grow and develop with support from the Baltic Mission Society. I’ve attached two documents with this letter: a financial report for 2013 and a budget for 2014, along with a report from Rev. Eglitis. I hope these reports will help stimulate the continued support needed to keep the projects going into the future.
First of all we ask that you would continue your prayer support for the mission work in the Baltic region through the three Lutheran Churches located in each of the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Ask the Lord to give the church leadership and the pastors the wisdom and direction on how best to connect the people in this part of the world to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We also ask that you would keep our efforts in your prayers as we plan for the pastoral leadership conferences and the servant event at the River Bend Association that will take place this coming summer. We are really excited about both of these opportunities. We look forward to our trip this summer to provide support and renew our relationships with the friends we love as we continue to serve together.
Second, we ask that you would prayerfully consider helping us again this year with a generous gift to support our mission efforts through the Baltic Mission Society. Checks may be sent to Salem Lutheran Ministries/Baltic Mission Society at 1800 West Emma, Springdale, AR 72762. You will receive a statement for your tax deductible gift. I also promise to prepare an end of the year report.
If you would like more information about Salem Lutheran Ministries and the Baltic Mission Society please go to our web site at salemspringdale.com or give me a call at 479-841-4898. We are excited to talk about the opportunities for mission that God is giving to us. We are also open to giving mission presentations on Skype on in person.
In Christ’s love,
Pastor Mark and Rose Krause
Senior Pastor: Salem Lutheran Ministries
Baltic Mission Society