inspire, equip, engage
WHO ARE WE?
History Makers is a youth organization, that unites young people from different denominations, countries and walks of life with different opinions. Our actions are based on core christian values. History Makers started out as a small prayer camp, but now is a youth movement. Our mission is to INSPIRE, EQUIP, and ENGAGE the youth. We wish to awaken a love toward Christ and His church, renew the fire to become witnesses and restore unity between Christians.
Today, this organization influences more than 2,000 youth a year by annually organizing different events. History Makers cooperates with churches in Latvia and other youth organizations to help the youth and churches see positive changes in Latvia. We ask ourselves one simple question - how can we influence this generation? Maybe we don’t have the experience, support or wisdom regarding these things, but our hearts are definitely burning for the youth! We want to be HISTORY MAKERS!
Our organization has been operating
for more than 10 years. In these years,
we have experienced unforgettable moments and many changes!
During the summer an idea was born, a youth prayer camp and given the name ‘’History Makers’’ after the song by the group ‘’Delirious’’. By November, the first History Makers camp took place.
School of Worship
In Spring of 2010, History Makers organized the first School of Worship - several days together with music and God, learning about praise and worship and how to effectively use your gifts for God's Kingdom.
HM UNITED begins
At the beginning of the year, together with youth leaders from Russian speaking churches, an idea to make a combined annual youth camp called UNITED. That summer, over 300 youth came from all of Latvia and other countries.
After UNITED, we wanted to reach the people where they are, so we started the EVENING project. First EVENING happened in Rīga, then soon after in Kuldīga and Liepāja.
The year began with a small winter camp. During the year, EVENINGs were organized in Ogre, Ventspils, Jelgava and Daugavpils.
UNITED - ‘’’MADE TO GO’’ was a big surprise, because a new tent was able to gather up to 500 people.
Start of Conferences
Due to attendance, the winter camp was replaced by a yearly conference. The first year was free, allowing many young people to come together, learn more about God, be in fellowship and worship Jesus in unity. The theme was "INSPIRE | IGNITE | IMPACT".
EVENINGS that year were held in Talsi, Cēsis and Bauska and for the first time we went outside the Latvian borders to Kaunas, Lithuania.
Year of changes
Besides annual events during this year we organized the first volunteer training project, the first Christmas concert in Riga. Also a worship school project for 4 weekends took place.
With a few years of experience, we wanted to make some changes in the organization structure and the way of doing things. We decided to focus more on how we organize things and growing and training our team.
The second volunteer training project was held which focused on training videographers to help in their local churches. Around Christmas time 2 Christmas concerts took place - in Rīga and Liepāja.
Change of venues
After many years of praying, the venues were changed. The conference and UNITED were moved to places that better suited our needs. There were EVENINGS in Dobele and Jelgava. Christmas concerts were in Rīga and Cēsis.
For the first time, there was a missions project in which young people from Latvia united with young people from the USA. In 7 days, 3 different cities were touched by the gospel.
STORIES OF PEOPLE
The biggest encouragement after events is hearing stories about what God has done
in their lives – it gives strength to continue the work that has started! Here you can read a little part of what the youth have experienced through History Makers!
STORIES OF PEOPLE
You too have the chance to be a part of History Makers!
History Makers ministry is voluntary – we serve because our hearts are burning about God and the youth. We wish to see saved and changed lives, but for that to happen, a lot of work needs to be invested.
We understand that in this economical state many young people have a little income. If we want to serve everyone, the participation cost has to be as low as possible. We’ve been trying to keep that in mind and we’ve believed that, doing what God says, He will put the need to support us financially in people's hearts, so that we can carry out our ministry.
In all the events there are different expenses – cost for fuel, space, kitchen team, technology rent, decorations and many other things. In the conference and camp a part of the expenses are gathered, the rest has to be covered by the voluntary donations of people. The History Makers ministry is not possible without voluntary donations and volunteer work. If you too have the desire to support this ministry – we will be very grateful.
We’ll be happy about a one time assistance, but we will also be very happy about the choice to send some financial support every month.
Our bank account information:
Name: Biedrība History Makers
Registration Nr. 40008223319
Bank: AS Swedbank
Bank code, BIC/SWIFT code: HABALV22
Account Nr.: LV85HABA0551038310965
Reason for payment: Offering
Legal address: Biķernieku iela 53-31, Rīga, LV-1039