June Newsletter

“Giants” show up in our lives in all shapes and sizes. Markus’ giants popped up when he turned ten years old. In Latvia, children can get their bicycle license when they turn ten. Having his license and a bicycle was all that Markus could talk about. But then a few giants showed up in his plans. He came to me with his first giant—he didn’t have parents who would buy him a bicycle. That giant fell when I found some jobs for him to do and gave him a birthday gift of money towards the purchase of a bicycle. His second giant was the test for the bicycle license. ...

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April News

The Sparrow’s Nest family is blessed with wonderful friends and partners from around the world. We are glad to count you as a friend and to send you updates concerning what God is doing. He is always doing so much more than we can see. His heart is so big and His love for each of us is never ending. Right now, we are facing a challenge and an opportunity. A longtime channel of support for the orphanage has been attacked. Through this channel, 60% of our operating budget was provided each year. This attack is a challenge because it raises serious questions and concerns ...

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Our February Newsletter

February marks the anniversary of the opening of Sparrow’s Nest in Latvia. This year, we celebrated 17 years of God’s loving care and faithful provision for the children and staff.

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Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to our new Sparrows Nest website!  We're looking forward to sharing updates about the Sparrows Nest and the children we serve, and hope you'll enjoy having a new way to keep up with us.  We plan to update our blog regularly, and you'll also be able to read our monthly newsletters here. We also have a new Facebook page, where we plan to post other photos and snippets to give you a better glimpse into our day to day activities and needs. Thank you for your support of the Sparrows Nest!  

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Merry Christmas From The Sparrow’s Nest!

Merry Christmas! This has been another year of God’s faithfulness as the Sparrow’s Nest serves orphaned and abandoned children and families in crisis in Latvia. More and more I realize that the Sparrow’s Nest is here for one child. By this I mean that the work of restoration in a child’s life is accomplished when we take them one by one as our own. Individual care and attention are the required elements to restore to children their sense of value and to bring them comfort in the face of the tremendous loss of their birth family. This holds true whether the loss ...

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A November Update

Dear Friends, I was walking and praying this morning after my meetings with the staff in Latvia. It has been three years since God led me to move my family home to Oklahoma in order for my children to finish high school in the United States. It was not an easy transition for me, and it seems that only now I am learning how to live with my heart in two places! I wake up quite early most mornings to coordinate and begin my work with the staff in Latvia. The time difference between the two countries is eight hours, so if I begin at 5:00 a.m., I can work with our staff ...

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A September Update

Dear Friends, Many of our friends have asked about the crisis in Ukraine, and truly, seasons have changed politically and socially within Latvia as a result of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Questions are raised about Latvia’s own future, and the conflict is a reminder of the painful events of the past. While the overall atmosphere is one of confidence in NATO and the European Union, there are undercurrents that make this a stormy season for Latvians. While clouds may be gathering in the political arena, the Sparrow’s Nest team remains in faith that God ...

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