The Via de Cristo movement this year (2017) celebrates 15 years. To celebrate this anniversary more than 200 pilgrims gathered from all over Latvia on 14 October in Dobele for the 15 Year Anniversary Ultreya.
The event began with a communion service at Dobele''s Lutheran church. After the service everyone went to the Culture Center and shared a meal, enjoyed reunion, sang, shared, listened to some good speakers, laughed and shead tears of joy. In other words rejoiced in the Lord. The surprise of the evening was the Christian group "Jorspeis".
For this Ultreya visiting from America was Rev. Mārtiņš and Gunta Irbe (IN 8 and 7, the founders of VdC in Latvia), our Archbishop Janis Vanags (LV 7) and Liepaja''s Bishop Hans Martin Jensons (LV 4), both VdC pilgrims. The evening was magnificently hosted by Arnis and Ieva Sīpols (LV 9 and 10).
Thank''s to Inga Reča for the pictures (LV 17).