Saturday was our next unknown, we had planned a work project in one of the cities most honored parks, Mezaparks, the sight of the Song Festival which is held every 5 years and incorportates tens of thousands of people. Our goal was to not only have the youth serving but also the adult memebers of the congregation, we were wonderfully surprized...about 200 adults from 32 different churches throughout Riga and surrounding cities came for Saturday's work project. Add to that the 130 teRiga youth that had been working the past week and you have about 330 people serving their community, that is a loud statement. It is very exciting.
We closed with a celebration service for everyone in the park, some local bands played...my favorite "Metanoia" (who will be comming to the valley and Dox (?) in October) finished out the concert. It was pouring down rain, but the spectators didn't care, youth and adult and senior stayed in the rain, singing along with the bands, worshiping in the rain.