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Vera and I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of Martin.
So many things come to mind at such a time – from the time of Elande, then his studies and ministry in Germany, to now so many years in Latvia, where Martin combined such extensive and sensitive diaconal work with the care of the Liepaja Cross parish. Our worship together there comes to mind, and how Vera and I both became acquainted with his aid projects and visited him at home. Many fond memories and much for which I want to say a fond thank you again – if not to him, then to you.
Thinking of Martin, this week’s Word of God (Wochenspruch Jn 10:11a,27-28a) “came to me”:
Christ says: “I AM the Good Shepherd. My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life.”
This word of God at once describes Martin and points to the hope that unites us.
So we are especially with you in our thoughts and prayers today and we wish you God’s presence and strength.
Elmārs un Vera