The Latvia base held the class in the afternoon to adjust for the time differences between the countries. Tom taught from 8am to 10am & 11am to 12:30. In Latvia the time was 4pm to 6pm, they took a break for dinner & then teaching resumed at 7 and ended at 8:30pm!
It is so amazing that we can be in the jungle of Belize, a country that doesn't have a highly developed infrastructure and be looking at people in the country of Latvia, a former member of the Soviet Union, which also does not have good infrastructure.
There were two translators in the classroom for the students. One to translate from English to Russian for the Russian speakers in the room and the other to translate the English into Latvian for the remaining students. The YWAM base in Latvia is small. There are five people on staff and for this class they had five students.
We met the founder and director of the base when she and her husband were students of Tom's in Ternopil, Ukraine. And we met the leader of this course when he and his wife were studying at the YWAM base in Kiev, Ukraine. It was exciting for Tom to still be involved in the lives of former students...seeing them grow into leaders is rewarding.