Dear VDC members, servants and sponsors!
I would like to welcome you to the first day of the retreat. As the new bishop of this diocese, I in particular appreciate that the VDC retreat is also taking place in the diocese of Liepāja, because I believe that the VDC movement strengthens Christians for ministry. The Church is in need of laymen who are motivated and capable of standing in front of various temptations.
I wish you God blessing and openness to the work of God these days. I have myself participated in a VDC retreat and, even to this day, I remember this time and its positive impact on me.
God loves you and so do I!
Hans Martin Janson
+ Bishop of Liepaja
LV 4, Table of Mark
Liepaja, 15.09.2016. A.D.