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Latvia
Published October 30, 2010

Latvia

A church was formed in Riga in the interwar years, and a number continued through the years of communism, getting visits from workers as often as possible, so it was the area that was used as a base to reach out to the rest of the former USSR once there was liberty to do so.  

During the interwar period, it seems that a number of the Eastern European countries -- Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia -- worked together during those years, so the workers were moving back and forth from country to country, and would not all have been in any country at any one time.  The workers were: Tom Alexson (born in Ukraine, professed in Manitoba); Jack Annand ( Victoria, Australia); Vasyl "Willie" Evanov (born in Ukraine, professed in North Dakota); Carl Leonhardt ( Saskatchewan); Willie MacDonald (Scotland/Saskatchewan); Frank Patrick ( Scotland); Bert Todhunter ( Scotland); and Tom Turner ( Scotland).  

Convention is held in Latvia at Kegums, at the home of the Pihrag family, Latvians who emigrated to Saskatchewan and then returned after communism's fall.  It is at that convention where most of the workers in the former USSR are together each year.  There are a number of friends in Latvia..  


When did the workers first arrive? 

Who were the first brother workers? 

Who were the first sister workers?

Who was the first to profess? 

Who was the first native to go in the work?

When & Where was the first meeting? 
When & Where was the first baptism?

When & Where was the first convention? 
Where have subsequent conventions been held?
Where is the convention currently held?  At Kegums at the home of the Pihrag family, Latvians who emigrated to Saskatchewan and then returned after communism's fall.

Who have the Overseers been?

TTT Editor's Note: Corrections or additions are most welcome; as well as other historical accounts for other countries.
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TTT Editor's Note: In the absence of a written account, the above information has been compiled by the TTT Editor from various sources. Corrections or additions are most welcome; as well as other historical accounts for this country Email TTT

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