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The Boat Before the Storm

A Special Reflection by Kathryn Read on the Impact of the My Secret Double Exhibition Editor’s Note: Our vision for the My Secret Double traveling exhibition is to open up conversations related to mental health and to direct those affected to hope and resources that offer healing. We invite you to read the following reflection […]

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Artwork that Invites Understanding

By Madara Lazdina, Art Ministry Director Latvia Is it possible to create an art exhibition about complicated subjects that creates empathy in viewers? One that encourages them to know more about the subject, to explore possibilities, and to make the subject better? I think that we at BBI/Partneri have succeeded. Last week, we opened the […]

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Building Creative Bridges

Ministering to Artists at the European Leadership Forum By Natalie Meeks, Director of Communication and Art Ministries GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Bridge Builders International is just that – a bridge builder. But not all bridges look the same. Bridges are connecting points between two disparate points. They provide a way forward… or a way back. They […]

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Experiencing God’s Imagination

Welcoming artists from four nations for imagiNATIONS 2019 By Natalie Meeks RIGA, Latvia – The Partneri team is excited to once again travel to Camp Ganibas in Užava, Latvia for imagiNATIONS, July 25th to 28th. God’s Word is constantly prompting us to use our imaginations, even though we seldom realize it! We will be joined […]

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Providing Hope to the Hopeless

By Bill Specht SARASOTA, Florida – It is often said in Christian circles that “God never gives you more than you can handle.” Many people struggle with this concept, especially when going through hardships. And for me – with my desire to follow God’s calling to help those with addictions – this struggle became ever […]

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A Life Well-Lived: Remembering Paula

Paula Joy Hewitt December 26, 1946 – May 28, 2019 Paula Joy Hewitt was born Dec 26, 1946, in Hemet, CA, the daughter of Robert Matthew Hewitt and Patsy Saranan (Mather) Hewitt. She was the second of four children, three girls and a boy.  Her oldest sister, Kay, died of leukemia when she was 4 years […]

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Bridge Builders International Again Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

RIGA, Latvia – Bridge Builders International (BBI) has once again been awarded the coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator has recognized BBI’s work with four out of a possible four stars, indicating its adherence to good governance and the execution of their mission in a fiscally […]

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Easter, the Skeptic, and Me

By Charles Kelley PHILOMATH, Oregon – I’m a skeptic. And so are you. I don’t believe everything I see. I’ve been to magic shows and watched magicians saw their assistants in half and pull rabbits out of hats. I’ve seen a green-clad boy and friends flying over London in Peter Pan. I wasn’t fooled.  I’m […]

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Missions, Money, and Me

Mobilizing Latvians to use their gifts for the Lord By Charles Kelley Corvallis, OR – Have you ever thought about the word MOBILIZATION? This word represents one of BBI’s original objectives. Simply put, it means helping as many people as possible to get involved on the front line of world missions. For example: BBI’s sister church […]

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From the Baltics to the Balkans

Partnering with God’s People in Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina By Charles Kelley RIGA, Latvia – I occasionally hear Americans refer to Latvia as one of the Balkan states situated on the Balkan (not Baltic) Sea. Even our president spoke about the Balkan Sea. One reason for this confusion is that most of the Balkan peninsula […]

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Then and Now | Agenskalns Baptist Church

Agenskalns Baptist Church’s long-awaited steeple returns to Riga’s skyline By Natalie Meeks GREENVILLE, SC – For some, this may look like just another church building, but it is so much more. For more than three decades, Agenskalns Baptist Church was a church without a steeple. But to tell this story, we must revisit the past: […]

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A New Cabin for Eagle’s Wings Campers!

Tallis Woomert shares the vision for a third cabin at Eagle’s Wings Camp By Tallis Woomert BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – God cares about the whole picture. From the beginning to the end. And Eagle’s Wings camp and the sheep farm in Latvia are no different. Some years ago, He planted a seed through the work […]