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413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
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Are you on the Talsi Christian School's Wall of Donors?
Contact Mike Cummins at mgc97@sbcglobal.net or 4:13 Foundation at 413foundation.org to find out how to get on this great wall!
October November 2017
Are you on the Talsi Christian School's Wall of Donors?
Contact Mike Cummins at mgc97@sbcglobal.net or 4:13 Foundation at 413foundation.org to find out how to get
on this great wall!
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
One great way to help the TKS students would be to help finance the after school opportunities.  TKS offers many after school programs: For grades 1-4 (Dance, Sports, Crafts); For grades 5-12 (Spanish); For grades 7-12 (Understanding and creating electronic robotics, Understanding and effectively using electronic media, Cooking, Bell Choir, and Chemistry lab and Scientific Research).  These after school educational opportunities cost $732.20 Euros/month.  We have two individuals that are graciously paying for 2/3 of the monthly costs.  We really need an individual or individuals that could agree to pick up the remaining $244 Euros/month ($287/month or $2,583/school year).  Please pray and see if the Father would have you contribute to this worthy cause.  If so, see the above information for contributing and remember, all donations are 100% tax deductible AND 100% go to the School.  There are NO administrative costs..  
No matter what may come, I know He is there to provide support and guidance to get through every challenge.  He is faithful to be there to help; I must be faithful to believe and to call on Him!
The Fruit of the Spirit
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
TKS Rallies Around One of Their Friends and Leaders
On November 14th, members of the TKS student council met with other Talsi youth organization representatives to provide education and information on TKS' student council function, the School's history and provide tips and suggestions on how to improve people's social skills.  This gathering was also to allow TKS to encourage the other youth organizations to work in their respective communities and participate in "Serve the City" project.
On November 15, 2017, several TKS teachers and staff attended a meeting for national awards to Latvian Schools.  They know TKS had won something but did not know what due to the high secrecy surrounding the program.  TKS was recognized as a leader in English education and received an award for 2nd place in all of Latvia for English academic excellence.  This is a high honor and deserving for all their hard work.
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
2017 TKS Leadership Camp was a Great Success
Each Monday, Tuesday and Friday TKS mandates participation in devotions for all students; Mondays are for grades 7-12, Tuesdays are grades 3-6 and Fridays are grades 1-2.  We are going over the Fruits of the Spirit with each month focused on one of the fruits.  For September we focused on kindness and will address goodness in October.  There were several presenters providing excellent videos, explanations and examples.  The students were encouraged to express acts of goodness both within TKS and outside.  This photo are of students from each grade that were witnessed exercising the lessons on goodness that were taught.  They are: Olivers Krauze (1st grade), Melise Romanuka (2nd grade), Anna Laizane (3a), Felikss Kandis (3b), Katrina Sudakova (4th grade), Agate Alksne (5th grade), Kristians Berzins (6th grade), Dita Klavina (7a), Matiss Bisenieks (7b), Dagnija Apenite (8th grade), Ieva Abigaila Valgelina (9th grade), Alise Stalidzane (10th Grade), Laura Bernate 11th grade) and Luanda Mikelsone (12th grade).  Being able to recognize them was an honor in that they are listening to the calling of the Holy Spirit. Honoring God through individual voluntary acts of goodness show great foundation for a future leader.  May God richly bless these young men
and women for their faithfulness!
On November 2nd, one of TKS' outstanding young leaders, Davis Ozolnieks, was severely injured while traveling home for the evening.  He was struck by  car while in a crosswalk after dark.  Davis is 16 years old, in the 10th grade and attended Matt McIntyre's Leadership Camp.  If not for the accident, he would have also attended the Global Leadership Summit.  He is liked and respected by virtually all the TKS students, teachers and staff.  He is on a crusade to be a leader for God..The day after the accident the entire school gathered to pray for Davis' injury and rapid recovery.  TKS student, teachers and staff has also strived to gather donations to help him and his family.  Though Latvia mandates auto insurance, it will be a year or so before Davis sees any money from the driver's insurance.  In the meantime, he and his family will have to foot the bills for some medical and dental care.  He broke his shoulder, scarred his face and lost several teeth and others are loose.  Should you wish to help in this situation, please send payments to Lamar Baptist Church, 1000 W Lamar Blvd., Arlington, Texas 76012.  Be sure to put a note that the funds are for the Cummins Latvia Missions - Davis.  By going this route, the funds are tax deductible and 100% go to help Davis and his family. 
On October 21-24, 2017 Matt McIntyre from Plano, Texas came to TKS to conduct the annual TKS Leadership Camp.  Matt is a successful businessman and entrepreneur and has participated or lead the Camp several times.  There were approximately 20 TKS students that attended; some were from prior Leadership Camps.  Matt provided expert instruction on what it means to be a leader while maintaining being a Christian.  His presentation included verbal instruction and personal examples, power point slides and interaction with the students.  He challenged them to be all they can be for
God and themselves.
One great way to help the TKS students would be to help finance the after school opportunities.  TKS offers many after school programs: For grades 1-4 (Dance, Sports, Crafts); For grades 5-12 (Spanish); For grades 7-12 (Understanding and creating electronic robotics, Understanding and effectively using electronic media, Cooking, Bell Choir, and Chemistry lab and Scientific Research).  These after school educational opportunities cost $732.20 Euros/month.  We have two individuals that are graciously paying for 2/3 of the monthly costs.  We really need an individual or individuals that could agree to pick up the remaining $244 Euros/month ($287/month or $2,583/school year).  Please pray and see if the Father would have you contribute to this worthy cause.  If so, see the above information for contributing and remember, all donations are 100% tax deductible AND 100% go to the School.  There are NO administrative costs..  
No matter what may come, I know He is there to provide support and guidance to get through every challenge.  He is faithful to be there to help; I must be faithful to believe and to call on Him!
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
October and November at TKS have been times of focus on leadership and being thankful.  On October 21st - 24th Matt McIntyre from Plano, Texas conducted the annual TKS Leadership Camp.  There were approximately 20 TKS students that signed up and attended.  On November 10-11, 2017, there was a Global Leadership Summit held in Riga and included numerous international Christian and Latvian leaders.  TKS had 10 students and 3 teachers attend and participate.  Later in this newsletter, we have short writeups from a few of the students that attended
these leadership meetings.
James tells us, "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourself."  TKS, through the leadership of Inguna, is showing Talsi and all of Latvia what it means to be doers of the Word.  The students and teachers, through the coordinated efforts of the TKS Social Coordinator, Anete Ankmane.  She is the one that coordinates the numerous outreach programs and public help projects.  She is one of the many TKS leaders that is leaving a permanent leadership mark on TKS students.  
One of TKS' outstanding young leaders, Davis Ozolnieks, was severely injured on November 2, 2017. Apparently, he was hit, in a crosswalk, after dark, on his way home.  He is 16 years old, in the 10th grade and liked and respected by virtually all of the TKS students, teachers and staff.  He is one of those unique young people that seeks to be a leader for God.  His unfortunate accident allowed the TKS campus to again illustrate their love for one of their own.  Watching the School come together and immediately pray for Davis was inspiring.  They also started a funds to help him until he can get back on his feet.
Since its inception, Talsi Christian School (TKS) has been dedicated to the Father's plan to reach the world (Talsi, Riga, Latvia and the world) with the good news of salvation through His Son Jesus.  When God put the vision of this TKS in the heart of Inguna, she knew she MUST follow His plan for her life, regardless of the cost.  That plan was to establish a school for ALL children (handicapped and non-handicapped), provide an above average education and to tell and show them that following Jesus must be the first goal in their lives.  She sought to instill in her students that they were God's hands and feet in this world, they were expected to be used to help the less advantaged and some would be called to greater works through LEADERSHIP.
On November 14th, members of the TKS student council met with other Talsi youth organization representatives to provide education and information on TKS' student council function, the School's history and provide tips and suggestions on how to improve people's social skills.  This gathering was also to allow TKS to encourage the other youth organizations to work in their respective communities and participate in
"Serve the City" project.
On November 15, 2017, several TKS teachers and staff attended a meeting for national awards to Latvian Schools.  They know TKS had won something but did not know what due to the high secrecy surrounding the program.  TKS was recognized as a leader in English education and received an award for 2nd place in all of Latvia for English academic excellence.  This is a high honor and deserving for all their hard work.
Talsi Christian School is all about LEADERSHIP! 
As always, we ask for and covet any comments and suggestions you may have.
Finally, Latvia celebrated 99 years of independence on November 18th.  This is a national holiday and celebrated with many gathering, speeches and fireworks.  The TKS student council lead local participation in "TAS.ES" (THAT.ME" campaign "Pasmaidi Latvijai" (Smile for Latvia).  This was to encourage and delight local Talsi people on this great day.  The event was received in the spirit it was envisioned and many, many Talsi people were reminded to SMILE and celebrate.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)
Talsi Christian School is all about LEADERSHIP! 
Since its inception, Talsi Christian School (TKS) has been dedicated to the Father's plan to reach the world (Talsi, Riga, Latvia and the world) with the good news of salvation through His Son Jesus.  When God put the vision of this TKS in the heart of Inguna, she knew she MUST follow His plan for her life, regardless of the cost.  That plan was to establish a school for ALL children (handicapped and non-handicapped), provide an above average education and to tell and show them that following Jesus must be the first goal in their lives.  She sought to instill in her students that they were God's hands and feet in this world, they were expected to be used to help the less advantaged and some would be called to greater works through LEADERSHIP.
October and November at TKS have been times of focus on leadership and being thankful.  On October 21st - 24th Matt McIntyre from Plano, Texas conducted the annual TKS Leadership Camp.  There were approximately 20 TKS students that signed up and attended.  On November 10-11, 2017, there was a Global Leadership Summit held in Riga and included numerous international Christian and Latvian leaders.  TKS had 10 students and 3 teachers attend and participate.  Later in this newsletter, we have short writeups from a few of the students that attended these leadership meetings.
James tells us, "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourself."  TKS, through the leadership of Inguna, is showing Talsi and all of Latvia what it means to be doers of the Word.  The students and teachers, through the coordinated efforts of the TKS Social Coordinator, Anete Ankmane.  She is the one that coordinates the numerous outreach programs and public help projects.  She is one of the many TKS leaders that is leaving a permanent leadership mark on TKS students.  
One of TKS' outstanding young leaders, Davis Ozolnieks, was severely injured on November 2, 2017. Apparently, he was hit, in a crosswalk, after dark, on his way home.  He is 16 years old, in the 10th grade and liked and respected by virtually all of the TKS students, teachers and staff.  He is one of those unique young people that seeks to be a leader for God.  His unfortunate accident allowed the TKS campus to again illustrate their love for one of their own.  Watching the School come together and immediately pray for Davis was inspiring.  They also started a funds to help him until he can get back
on his feet.
John 13:13-17 13"You call me 'Teacher' and 'LORD,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your LORD and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
First Worship Service for 2017 School Year
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
Global Leadership Summit in Riga was Well Represented by
TKS Students and Staff
Finally, Latvia celebrated 99 years of independence on November 18th.  This is a national holiday and celebrated with many gathering, speeches and fireworks.  The TKS student council lead local participation in "TAS.ES" (THAT.ME" campaign "Pasmaidi Latvijai" (Smile for Latvia).  This was to encourage and delight local Talsi people on this great day.  The event was received in the spirit it was envisioned and many, many Talsi people were reminded to SMILE and celebrate.
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
Programs that TKS Conducts to Show Leadership to the Students
and the Community
Orests Titovs is 15 years old and in the 9th grade at TKS. He provided his personal perspective to this Camp:  "Leadership camp is a place for young teenagers and students who want to learn more about how to be a leader and learn more about Christ. The Camp does not cost anything to participate and doesn't matter if you're a follower of Christ or not. This camp's purpose is to build a relationship with anyone from the camp, teach him or her about the things needed to be a leader, the best way to know your team and teach him/her about God and Jesus - and a lot of other interesting things that are useful to use in daily life. On average around 20 students attend this camp every year; usually there are teenagers age from age 14 to the oldest of 17 to 18. It is meant for teens who are 14 or older because some other teens or kids who are younger wouldn't understand the topics that are being discussed. But, you can go to camp if you wish even though you are less than 14 years old; no one will push you away as everyone is welcome! On my thoughts, everyone who goes to this camp is trying to find something new in their life and trying to understand what it means to be a leader. This year Matt McIntyre explained a lot of really interesting things that I've never thought of or heard of.  For example, he taught us, "A leader won't make you remember a lot of things, but he will make you remember how you felt" and, "A leader should not make you remember more than three things, because it is just too much to remember. "  I believe Talsi Christian School's Leadership Camp is really uplifting and fun, you get to meet new people and build up new relationships. I would highly recommend teenagers and students to go and learn more about
how to be a leader."
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
As always, we ask for and covet any comments and suggestions you may have.
"TAS. ES"
Student council seminar
On November 11-12, 2017 a Global Leadership Summit was held in Riga and included many internationally known business and Christian leaders.  TKS was well represented by 3 teachers and 10 students.  These included:  Lienite Gutmane, Aija Vand Ginita Petrovica (Teachers) and Laine Kleinhofa-Pruse, Jorens Osipovs, Dans Bisenirks, Vilis Svabe, Jans Selifanovs, Karlis Krumins, Janis Siders, Anete Dubovica, Kristaps Vilnis and Kristiana Sniedzina (Students).  The following are several writeups from the students that attended:
"10th grade students from Talsi Christian Secondary school took part in Global Leadership Summit. Students had the opportunity to improve their leadership abilities. Students were able to hear many advises from very successful businessmen and people who have created different organizations to help others.
My name is Kārlis. In November, I took part in two leadership events - school's leadership camp, which i liked really much, and in which I came closer to God, and this GLS conference in Riga. In GLS conference all the lectors somehow touched me. In this conference I found different ways to improve my leadership abilities. More than anything else I liked Bryan Stevenson's and Gary Haugen's lectures. Bryan Stevenson's speech inspired me, especially the fact that he fights for people that he doesn't even know. He helps people that have done bad things in their lives, and he fights for these people like he is fighting for himself. Quote that I took from this speech is that no matter the situation is, we have to help others any way we can. Gary Haugen's speech was about Christians, and what they should do. He said that Christians should be outgoing and they also should spread their word all across the world. It is nothing bad to spend time in church with God. We have to fight and we have to be ready to fight about our faith. We have to be a part of the Christ's army.
My name is Santa. This conference really spoke to me. For a long time I was thinking about associating my life with business, but then I started to doubt this idea and got rid of my dream about having my own business. But when I got to the GLS conference, I completely changed my thoughts, and now I clearly know what I want to associate my life with. Each lecture spoke to me. When I saw and listened to the people, who have done so much in their lives, I realized that this is what made me think about greater goals. Seeing that people in their short lives can do so much simply by helping others, totally changed my way of thinking.
Currently TKS conducts and participates in numerous extracurricular programs to illustrate to the TKS students what it means to be a "Servant Leader" and provide much needed help to the community.  The following provides the current programs with more being considered for future participation:
1. Summer camps (Orphan, VBS, Youth, Leadership)
2. Events for people with special needs. We are organizing concert and after that lunch
    twice a year for people with special needs.
3. Dzirciems boarding school. Once or twice a year TCS student council is going to
    Dzirciems boarding school to help students with special needs learn better study skills.
4. Kakisi orphanage. Few times a year we are going there to spend some
    time with children.
5. Talsi Crisis Center. Also few time a year we are going there to spend some time with
    children who have some problems in their families.
6. Many students are taking part in social project called "Serve the city". In this project
    they are doing many things - helping the poor, elderly people, animal shelter etc.
As a further illustration of TKS leadership and community involvement the
following is provided:
On November 14, members of the Talsi Christian School's student council (TKS), together with representatives of other youth organizations, spent an afternoon in the school's prayer room for a seminar regarding youth committees in Talsi. For two hours, our school's students introduced the representatives of other youth organizations to the way our school's council functions, what is our school's history and provided tips and suggestions on how to improve a group of people's social skills through games. Anete Ankmane, our school's student council consultant, participated in the seminar as did Līva Maķe, a youth affairs specialist at the Talsi Youth center. When arriving at TKSl, representatives were welcomed by members of the student council and were bestowed a keepsake of our school's - a Talsi Christian school pen. Later, the participants of the seminar introduced themselves and the organization they represent. Afterwards, the seminar participants were divided into teams and got acquainted with Talsi Christian school by performing orientation tasks throughout the school. When returning to the school's prayer room, members of the Talsi Christian school student council presented school events, gave advice on how to form a united and productive group and generally discussed how our school's council operates. Anete Ankmane presented the seminar with an opportunity to participate in the "Serve the city" project. As an added bonus, our school gifted a handmade game book, containing some games for uniting groups of people, to each participant of the seminar. At the end of the seminar, some of these games were also played. Both the organizers and participants of the seminar felt upbeat and felicitous about the time they had because it was a welcoming and enjoyable event
for everyone attending.
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
Each Monday, Tuesday and Friday TKS mandates participation in devotions for all students; Mondays are for grades 7-12, Tuesdays are grades 3-6 and Fridays are grades 1-2.  We are going over the Fruits of the Spirit with each month focused on one of the fruits.  For September we focused on kindness and will address goodness in October.  There were several presenters providing excellent videos, explanations and examples.  The students were encouraged to express acts of goodness both within TKS and outside.  This photo are of students from each grade that were witnessed exercising the lessons on goodness that were taught.  They are: Olivers Krauze (1st grade), Melise Romanuka (2nd grade), Anna Laizane (3a), Felikss Kandis (3b), Katrina Sudakova (4th grade), Agate Alksne (5th grade), Kristians Berzins (6th grade), Dita Klavina (7a), Matiss Bisenieks (7b), Dagnija Apenite (8th grade), Ieva Abigaila Valgelina (9th grade), Alise Stalidzane (10th Grade), Laura Bernate 11th grade) and Luanda Mikelsone (12th grade).  Being able to recognize them was an honor in that they are listening to the calling of the Holy Spirit. Honoring God through individual voluntary acts of goodness show great foundation for a future leader.  May God richly bless these young men
and women for their faithfulness!
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
The Fruit of the Spirit
John 13:13-17 13"You call me 'Teacher' and 'LORD,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your LORD and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
On November 2nd, one of TKS' outstanding young leaders, Davis Ozolnieks, was severely injured while traveling home for the evening.  He was struck by  car while in a crosswalk after dark.  Davis is 16 years old, in the 10th grade and attended Matt McIntyre's Leadership Camp.  If not for the accident, he would have also attended the Global Leadership Summit.  He is liked and respected by virtually all the TKS students, teachers and staff.  He is on a crusade to be a leader for God..The day after the accident the entire school gathered to pray for Davis' injury and rapid recovery.  TKS student, teachers and staff has also strived to gather donations to help him and his family.  Though Latvia mandates auto insurance, it will be a year or so before Davis sees any money from the driver's insurance.  In the meantime, he and his family will have to foot the bills for some medical and dental care.  He broke his shoulder, scarred his face and lost several teeth and others are loose.  Should you wish to help in this situation, please send payments to Lamar Baptist Church, 1000 W Lamar Blvd., Arlington, Texas 76012.  Be sure to put a note that the funds are for the Cummins Latvia Missions - Davis.  By going this route, the funds are tax deductible and 100% go to help Davis and his family. 
TKS Rallies Around One of Their
Friends and Leaders
On October 21-24, 2017 Matt McIntyre from Plano, Texas came to TKS to conduct the annual TKS Leadership Camp.  Matt is a successful businessman and entrepreneur and has participated or lead the Camp several times.  There were approximately 20 TKS students that attended; some were from prior Leadership Camps.  Matt provided expert instruction on what it means to be a leader while maintaining being a Christian.  His presentation included verbal instruction and personal examples, power point slides and interaction with the students.  He challenged them to be all they can be for
God and themselves.
Orests Titovs is 15 years old and in the 9th grade at TKS. He provided his personal perspective to this Camp:  "Leadership camp is a place for young teenagers and students who want to learn more about how to be a leader and learn more about Christ. The Camp does not cost anything to participate and doesn't matter if you're a follower of Christ or not. This camp's purpose is to build a relationship with anyone from the camp, teach him or her about the things needed to be a leader, the best way to know your team and teach him/her about God and Jesus - and a lot of other interesting things that are useful to use in daily life. On average around 20 students attend this camp every year; usually there are teenagers age from age 14 to the oldest of 17 to 18. It is meant for teens who are 14 or older because some other teens or kids who are younger wouldn't understand the topics that are being discussed. But, you can go to camp if you wish even though you are less than 14 years old; no one will push you away as everyone is welcome! On my thoughts, everyone who goes to this camp is trying to find something new in their life and trying to understand what it means to be a leader. This year Matt McIntyre explained a lot of really interesting things that I've never thought of or heard of.  For example, he taught us, "A leader won't make you remember a lot of things, but he will make you remember how you felt" and, "A leader should not make you remember more than three things, because it is just too much to remember. "  I believe Talsi Christian School's Leadership Camp is really uplifting and fun, you get to meet new people and build up new relationships. I would highly recommend teenagers and students to go and learn more about how to be a leader."
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
On November 11-12, 2017 a Global Leadership Summit was held in Riga and included many internationally known business and Christian leaders.  TKS was well represented by 3 teachers and 10 students.  These included:  Lienite Gutmane, Aija Vand Ginita Petrovica (Teachers) and Laine Kleinhofa-Pruse, Jorens Osipovs, Dans Bisenirks, Vilis Svabe, Jans Selifanovs, Karlis Krumins, Janis Siders, Anete Dubovica, Kristaps Vilnis and Kristiana Sniedzina (Students).  The following are several writeups from the students that attended:
2017 TKS Leadership Camp was
a Great Success
"10th grade students from Talsi Christian Secondary school took part in Global Leadership Summit. Students had the opportunity to improve their leadership abilities. Students were able to hear many advises from very successful businessmen and people who have created different organizations to help others.
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
First Worship Service for
2017 School Year
My name is Alise. This conference helped me to realize which are the things that I need to refuse from to make my everyday more productive and my leadership abilities - better. More than anything else I liked Juliet Funt's lecture. She told us that we don't need to put too much effort and do much more than we have to, because if I do that, I make my work less productive and I want to give up. This conference was really valuable and I want to take part in this conference next year, too.
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
My name is Dans. This conference inspired me to not give up and to reach for dreams. More than anything else I liked Fredrik Haren's lecture. He inspired me to think about what I would like to manufacture in the future. I liked his creativity because he can combine two different things to create one and later with this idea earn money. I also liked his sense of humor, because in my opinion humor is important for everyone to be successful. Of course, humor is a small part from all together, but it is needed. I would like to take part in this conference next year, too.
Global Leadership Summit in Riga was Well Represented by
TKS Students and Staff
My name is Kārlis. In November, I took part in two leadership events - school's leadership camp, which i liked really much, and in which I came closer to God, and this GLS conference in Riga. In GLS conference all the lectors somehow touched me. In this conference I found different ways to improve my leadership abilities. More than anything else I liked Bryan Stevenson's and Gary Haugen's lectures. Bryan Stevenson's speech inspired me, especially the fact that he fights for people that he doesn't even know. He helps people that have done bad things in their lives, and he fights for these people like he is fighting for himself. Quote that I took from this speech is that no matter the situation is, we have to help others any way we can. Gary Haugen's speech was about Christians, and what they should do. He said that Christians should be outgoing and they also should spread their word all across the world. It is nothing bad to spend time in church with God. We have to fight and we have to be ready to fight about our faith. We have to be a part of the Christ's army.
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
Programs that TKS Conducts to Show Leadership to the Students
and the Community
My name is Santa. This conference really spoke to me. For a long time I was thinking about associating my life with business, but then I started to doubt this idea and got rid of my dream about having my own business. But when I got to the GLS conference, I completely changed my thoughts, and now I clearly know what I want to associate my life with. Each lecture spoke to me. When I saw and listened to the people, who have done so much in their lives, I realized that this is what made me think about greater goals. Seeing that people in their short lives can do so much simply by helping others, totally changed my way of thinking.
Currently TKS conducts and participates in numerous extracurricular programs to illustrate to the TKS students what it means to be a "Servant Leader" and provide much needed help to the community.  The following provides the current programs with more being considered for future participation:
Student council seminar
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
As a further illustration of TKS leadership and community involvement the
following is provided:
1. Summer camps (Orphan, VBS,
    Youth, Leadership)

2. Events for people with special
    needs. We are organizing
    concert and after that lunch
    twice a year for people with
    special needs.

3. Dzirciems boarding school.
    Once or twice a year TCS
    student council is going to
    Dzirciems boarding school to
    help students with special needs
    learn better study skills.

4. Kakisi orphanage. Few times
    a year we are going there to
    spend some time with children.

5. Talsi Crisis Center. Also few
    time a year we are going there
    to spend some time with children
    who have some problems in
    their families.

6. Many students are taking part
    in social  project called "Serve
     the city". In this project they
    are doing many things - helping
    the poor, elderly people, animal
    shelter etc.
On November 14, members of the Talsi Christian School's student council (TKS), together with representatives of other youth organizations, spent an afternoon in the school's prayer room for a seminar regarding youth committees in Talsi. For two hours, our school's students introduced the representatives of other youth organizations to the way our school's council functions, what is our school's history and provided tips and suggestions on how to improve a group of people's social skills through games. Anete Ankmane, our school's student council consultant, participated in the seminar as did Līva Maķe, a youth affairs specialist at the Talsi Youth center. When arriving at TKSl, representatives were welcomed by members of the student council and were bestowed a keepsake of our school's - a Talsi Christian school pen. Later, the participants of the seminar introduced themselves and the organization they represent. Afterwards, the seminar participants were divided into teams and got acquainted with Talsi Christian school by performing orientation tasks throughout the school. When returning to the school's prayer room, members of the Talsi Christian school student council presented school events, gave advice on how to form a united and productive group and generally discussed how our school's council operates. Anete Ankmane presented the seminar with an opportunity to participate in the "Serve the city" project. As an added bonus, our school gifted a handmade game book, containing some games for uniting groups of people, to each participant of the seminar. At the end of the seminar, some of these games were also played. Both the organizers and participants of the seminar felt upbeat and felicitous about the time they had because it was a welcoming and enjoyable event for everyone attending.
"TAS. ES"
To encourage positive emotions on Latvia's national holiday, Talsi Christian school's student council took part in the organization's "TAS.ES" - ("THAT.ME") campaign "Pasmaidi Latvijai" - ("Smile for Latvia"). The main goal of the campaign was to delight people on the Latvian holiday. As one of the main reasons for this campaign was to involve pre-school children. Student council members in the afternoon of the 14th of November shared pre-school's "Zvanins" handmade cards with passersby on the street. Both the students and the recipients of the cards felt pleasant emotions for such a greeting during the holiday. An enormous thank you to the children and teachers of the pre-school "Zvanins" for the handmade greeting cards!
On November 15, 2017, several TKS teachers and staff attended a meeting for national awards to Latvian Schools.  They knew TKS had won something but did not know what due to the high secrecy surrounding the program.  TKS was recognized as a leader in English education and received an award for 2nd place in all of Latvia for English academic excellence and competency.  This is a high honor and deserving for all
their hard work.
Well, all of the plans are finalized and now we are going out to seek bids on construction.  As currently planned, we will proceed in a two phase approach.  We will begin the construction of the new building and once that is finalized, we will proceed with the upgrading of the current facilities.  As of now we are looking at approximately $1.8 million.  We have some funds saved up but will really need to seek significant contributions to pay for this current endeavor.  We continue to believe that God has planned and blessed this latest expansion and he will provide from His abundant resources to meet His latest plan for TKS.  That being said, He still expects us to do our part in praying, soliciting and being obedient.  The December Newsletter will be dedicated solely to the expansion building plan and current facilities upgrade.  Hopefully this will provide any information you might require to help you decide to partner with us on the great endeavor to keep TKS on the forefront of leadership and reaching Talsi, Latvia
and the world.
Please continue to pray and seek God's direction in how YOU might be used to accomplish His will in this ministry.  We still need approximately $1, 000,000 and we know there are those out there who can help financially or knows someone that can.  Please note that all gifts are tax deductible if provided through the following venues:
My name is Alise. This conference helped me to realize which are the things that I need to refuse from to make my everyday more productive and my leadership abilities - better. More than anything else I liked Juliet Funt's lecture. She told us that we don't need to put too much effort and do much more than we have to, because if I do that, I make my work less productive and I want to give up. This conference was really valuable and I want to take part in this conference next year, too.
My name is Dans. This conference inspired me to not give up and to reach for dreams. More than anything else I liked Fredrik Haren's lecture. He inspired me to think about what I would like to manufacture in the future. I liked his creativity because he can combine two different things to create one and later with this idea earn money. I also liked his sense of humor, because in my opinion humor is important for everyone to be successful. Of course, humor is a small part from all together, but it is needed. I would like to take part in this conference next year, too.
Proverbs 18:16 - A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence
of the great.
Proverbs 18:16 - A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
TKS Takes National Honors in English Competency
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
To encourage positive emotions on Latvia's national holiday, Talsi Christian school's student council took part in the organization's "TAS.ES" - ("THAT.ME") campaign "Pasmaidi Latvijai" - ("Smile for Latvia"). The main goal of the campaign was to delight people on the Latvian holiday. As one of the main reasons for this campaign was to involve pre-school children. Student council members in the afternoon of the 14th of November shared pre-school's "Zvanins" handmade cards with passersby on the street. Both the students and the recipients of the cards felt pleasant emotions for such a greeting during the holiday. An enormous thank you to the children and teachers of the pre-school "Zvanins" for the handmade greeting cards!
On November 15, 2017, several TKS teachers and staff attended a meeting for national awards to Latvian Schools.  They knew TKS had won something but did not know what due to the high secrecy surrounding the program.  TKS was recognized as a leader in English education and received an award for 2nd place in all of Latvia for English academic excellence and competency.  This is a high honor and deserving for all
their hard work.
Inguna's Corner
Well, all of the plans are finalized and now we are going out to seek bids on construction.  As currently planned, we will proceed in a two phase approach.  We will begin the construction of the new building and once that is finalized, we will proceed with the upgrading of the current facilities.  As of now we are looking at approximately $1.8 million.  We have some funds saved up but will really need to seek significant contributions to pay for this current endeavor.  We continue to believe that God has planned and blessed this latest expansion and he will provide from His abundant resources to meet His latest plan for TKS.  That being said, He still expects us to do our part in praying, soliciting and being obedient.  The December Newsletter will be dedicated solely to the expansion building plan and current facilities upgrade.  Hopefully this will provide any information you might require to help you decide to partner with us on the great endeavor to keep TKS on the forefront of leadership and reaching Talsi, Latvia
and the world.
Please continue to pray and seek God's direction in how YOU might be used to accomplish His will in this ministry.  We still need approximately $1, 000,000 and we know there are those out there who can help financially or knows someone that can.  Please note that all gifts are tax deductible if provided through the following venues:
Talsi Christian School fund
4:13 Ministries Foundation
P.O. Box 202556
Arlington, TX 76006
Or
Lamar Baptist Church
Attn: Dallas King
1000 W. Lamar Blvd
Arlington, TX 76012
Connect with us on the Internet and on social media at:
www.tks.lv (be sure to click on the American flag in the upper right corner for English)
www.413foundation.org
Facebook - Talsi Christian School/Talsu Kristiga Skola - TKS Website
Facebook - 413 Ministries - 4:13 Foundation website
May God shower you with His richest blessings for your continued prayers and support for Talsi Christian School.  Tell others about this tremendous ministry opportunity.  To God be all glory and honor!!!!
Your humble, servant,
Inguna Gruznina - Principal
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
413 Foundation Newsletter October November 2017
TKS Takes National Honors in
English Competency
Inguna's Corner
Talsi Christian School fund
4:13 Ministries Foundation
P.O. Box 202556
Arlington, TX 76006
Or
Lamar Baptist Church
Attn: Dallas King
1000 W. Lamar Blvd
Arlington, TX 76012
Connect with us on the Internet and on social media at:
www.tks.lv (be sure to click on the American flag in the upper right corner for English)
www.413foundation.org
Facebook - Talsi Christian School/Talsu Kristiga Skola
Facebook - 413 Ministries
May God shower you with His richest blessings for your continued prayers and support for Talsi Christian School.  Tell others about this tremendous ministry opportunity.  To God be all glory and honor!!!!
Your humble, servant,
Inguna Gruznina - Principal