It is so sad news that Pastor Martin Urdze has passed away. My sincerest condolences on the passing of Martin Urdze to his mother, to his congregation of the Church of the Cross, Diacony members and to everybody who knew him. He was a very special pastor and he will be missed by many – helping others was related to his faith.
I met Martin Urdze in St. Anna Church when he arrived in Liepaja, Latvia in the 1990s (I cannot recall the precise date). I was very surprised that he told me that he is going to take care of disabled people. At that time I had seen only women doing that kind of work. He inspired me and my girl quides and I visited old and disabled people in Social Care Centre Iļģi.
At that time I was a leader of girl quides. Unfortunately, it was too hard for me to visit old and disabled people – all I saw there scared me a lot. After that I didn’t meet Pastor Martin Urdze, my life path went in a different direction.
I am sure that his life will illuminate the path he began and left behind.