On September 6th, 2016 published "Daily Readings + 2017 Latvian-English Texts"

Short Description: For the Third year this Calendar is being prepared electronically, it ishoped that it will be used as the daily reading without difficulties.  It is intended for all Latvian families, in Latvia or those who live away from Latvia. It is dedicated as a source for reflection and a strength for the whole family,  independent of the language that family members speak, whether Latvian or English. 
In this calendar, both clergy and laymen will findSunday and feast dayliturgies(which have been prepared by V. Kolms. These versions are the same as the pre-published edition). 
This calendar has been prepared in coordination with the LELB Church and its Archbishop Jānis Vanags.  As well as with Dr. Gundars Ceipe,  who represents the Church of Brethren in Latvia, and has his given permission to reprint his congregation’s chosen readings for the year 2016. 
A “Thank you” toDr. Valdis Tēraudkalnsfor permitting the use of the latest translated Bible texts. As well as a “Thank you” to the Lockman Foundation for permitting the use of the New American Standard Bible text.
A “Special Thank you” to Reverend and painter Atis Bambāns with his permission we can enjoy his paintings used for cover and monthly illustrations.
Continuing the tradition that the Calendar contains information on cultural history, which is associated with the formation of Latvian statehood. This time in collaboration with Agris Dzenis Mag. hist. - published a series of articles on twelve families - their efforts to maintain their personal independence and freedom through the centuries - from 12th century to present. Latvian statehood idea did not develop without having their roots in history of independent families and Baltic nations - Latgallians, Semigallians, Curonians, Vends, Livonians, Sellonians.  It is also closely linked with the entry of Lutheran Church in Livonia and the formation of the Moravian Church in the Latvian territory. You will be able to read about the Curonian Kings, who donates the bell to the church, and about Livonian-German who served as vicar at the Dome Cathedral in Riga. You will learn about families which chose assimilation into the German culture and forgot their roots. Also, you will be able to read about families which lost their granted freedom and their statehood.
Section which is designed for parents and guardians will provide information on how to help explain the events that are reflected in the media, which carries information on the violence against other people. How to explain the news/events without creating trauma. Specialthanks to Dr. Alan Steinberg Associate Director of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute), who gave permission to publish materials in the Calendar.
In cooperation with Laima Brencis published material which describes the issues related to forcefulremoval of children from families ofthe Latvian Republic nationals, which are located outside the Latvian. The issue has become a painful topicality of many families, which are located outside the Latvian. Laima Brencis provides a practical points of view and possible solutions to this issue.
In the Calendar you will find interesting tidbits, as they relate to the historic happenings in Latvia, as well as their connections with the Church and history.

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On February 3, 2015 published "The Large Catechism, Latvian - English Edition, Crosswords, Quizzes, Audio Narrative in Latvian"

Short Description: The book has been prepared as an adjunct teaching aid for confirmation activities for the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran church.It has been divided in chapters, with each one supporting each other: paralleling catechism texts in Latvian and English languages. Along each page in Latvian, a paragraph has been recorded, which corresponds to the written text. It is followed by chapters with crossword puzzles and exercises in Latvian and English languages. The goal of this book is to aid in better understanding Dr.Martin Luther's Large Catechism for those who have found a home for a short or longer time period away from Latvia and are growing in their faith in Jesus Christ.Just as it will help them maintain their ability to communicate in Latvian while reading and listening the texts in Latvian and English. 

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On November 7th, 2015, Published "Daily Readings + 2016 Latvian-English Texts"

Short Description: For the second year this Calendar is being prepared electronically, it is  hoped that it will be used as the daily reading without difficulties.  It is intended for all Latvian families, in Latvia or those who live away from Latvia. It is dedicated as a source for reflection and a strength for the whole family,  independent of the language that family members speak, whether Latvian or English. 
Anita Batarags, the President of the American Latvian Association, in 2014  encouraged  the inclusion of information about the Latvian Riflemen (Latviešu Strēlnieki)  because the 2015 year was celebrated as the year of the Latvian  Riflemen. In your readings you will find additional historic testimonial  information about these incredible men.  We are also publishing both artists’ Richards Zariņš and Richards Tilbergs designed postal cards designated for the Latvian Rifleman theme, with original publishing dates of 1915 -1916. 
This calendar includes Bible readings both in Latvian, English, as well as historic facts.You will be able to read an article prepared by Dr. Robert Spirgis, which gives you insight into the Christian culture (archeological evidence) in todays Latvian territory before the Roman Catholic Church Pope Innocent III began crusades against both the Baltic and Finno-Ugric tribes. 
In the calendar you will also find information  about how to protect children from  potential  abuse, by people who use the internet and other modes of communication  to reach their victims. This information is meant for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents to help detect potential risks and recognize a child’ s change in behavior in the case of abuse that has already taken or is currently taking place. In the calendar you will find interesting tidbits, as they relate to the historic happenings in Latvia, as well as there connections with the Church and history.

Direct Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1056215728

 

On February 4, 2015 published "Daily Reading + 2015"

Short Description: This “Calendar” in the e-book format has been prepared for daily readings. Latvian families who live in Latvia and outside have hoped it for reading. It has been prepared for reflection and as a font of moral support for the whole family, independent of the fact if the family speaks Latvian or English.
 In the Calendar clergy and lay preachers will find liturgyfor Sundays and feast days, which were prepared by V.Kolms. These have been published in pre-publish edition.
This calendar includes daily Bible readings in both language (English and Latvian), historic facts, as well cultural/historic articles, with are shared by Dr.h.c.Guntis Eniņš. These open an insight about not only known, but very interesting cultural/historic object in Latvia, which are part of Latvian traditions and environment-our people’s inheritance. In these descriptions are included stories about cross stones, cross pines and floating islands. 
In the calendar you will find interesting data, which associate with historic happenings in Latvia, which connect with historic Church and history of our people.  

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