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Quintin and Lindsay Cundiff

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – May 2024

CUNDIFF_Latvia_May2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     Home Service is imminent! Dear friends in Christ, This month begins our time of home service. It is a time designed by Synod for missionaries to come off the field and reconnect with family, friends, and supporters. All missionaries are required to do this every two to three…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – April 2024

Cundiff_Latvia_Apr2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     \ Next steps for the English program Dear friends in Christ, This month marks the end of the third official academic year of the English program with Lutera Akadēmija in Riga and my second year with them. Much has transpired in that time, and I rejoice that I…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – February 2024

Cundiff_Latvia_Jan2024.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file.     A big hurdle has been cleared! Dear friends in Christ, Big news this month from Riga Luther Academy! Some of you may have heard by now, but the Riga Luther Academy received reaccreditation with the Latvian government for a term of six years, which is the longest accreditation…

Cundiff_Latvia_Dec2023

CUNDIFF__Latvia_Dec2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Ministry updates Dear friends in Christ,  “There was no mention of Christ!” That was the utterance of one of the missionary family members here with us after a cultural Christmas event. There was a Christmas concert in one of the churches here in Riga where the performers also sang some…

Cudiff (Latvia) Update – November 2023

Cundiff_Latvia_Nov2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Mission updates Dear friends in Christ,  I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and are looking forward to the season of Advent and then the season of Christmas. For the instructors of Luther Academy, we were together on Thanksgiving, not to enjoy a meal together but to work. We typically…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – October 2023

Cundiff_Latvia_Oct2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Why serve in Europe? Dear friends in Christ,  How do you picture a missionary’s work? A pastor in an old-time sun hat hacking through the undergrowth of a jungle somewhere? This is the very image that came to mind when I was preaching for the Reformation service at the Latvian…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – September 2023

Cundiff_Latvia_Sept-2-2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Living through disasters Dear friends in Christ,  Jesus tells us that there will be signs accompanying the end. In Matthew 24, He says there will be false prophets, wars, rumors of wars, famines, and earthquakes. Truly, these signs have been visible in our world for a long time. Christians know…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – June 2023

CUNDIFF_June_2023_newsletter.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. The blessing of meeting face-to-face A bit of a change of pace, but the main article for this edition comes from Lindsay, who was asked to write an article about the recent Intensive Study Weeks for the Luther Academy website: On 17 June 2023, seminarians from across the globe (including…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – March 2023

Cundiff_Latvia_Mar2023.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Lent – a bit different this year… Dear friends in Christ,  A blessed Holy Week to all of you! Those of you who receive these digitally will get our newsletter before Easter. For those of you who receive this via regular mail, it will be after Easter. The season of…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – December 2022

  Building relationships It is easy to forget that, in Europe, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday that is celebrated. Over what would have been Thanksgiving, I traveled to Palanga, Lithuania, for a conference for the Lithuanian Lutheran pastors.  It was a wonderful few days with deeply theological presentations from other LCMS Eurasia missionaries. We were able to engage in discussion and…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – December 2022

Building relationships It is easy to forget that, in Europe, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday that is celebrated. Over what would have been Thanksgiving, I traveled to Palanga, Lithuania, for a conference for the Lithuanian Lutheran pastors.  It was a wonderful few days with deeply theological presentations from other LCMS Eurasia missionaries. We were able to engage in discussion and fellowship…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – November 2022

Full speed ahead! Reformation Day brings us to the end of quite a busy October. We went on a walking tour of Old Town Rīga, had family pictures taken, completed the steps needed prior to getting our visas, and took a long hike with a friend and colleague at Luther Academy (see above).  Quintin has been working hard to procure books…

Cundiff (Eurasia) Update – October 2022

Hitting the ground running September certainly flew by! Quintin began teaching on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to his students across Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. He continues to work as part of the committee for student recruitment, which, of course, will function year-round.  Lindsay has trained with Connie, the previous Eurasia newsletter editor, in order to take over that position. There are currently 15 missionaries in…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – September 2022

Touch down in Latvia! Well, we made it to Latvia on August 13th and made a mad dash to IKEA in order to furnish our apartment. The following week consisted of building said furniture. Temperatures were over 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and air conditioning is not a common sight in Latvian homes and apartments. Luckily, the temperatures finally cooled down to the…

Cundiff (Eurasia/Latvia) Update – July 2022

Cundiff_Eurasia_Juy2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. Dear Friends, Our most recent newsletter is attached.  UPDATE: Thanks to you – and thanks be to God who works through you – we’ve deployed!!

Cundiff (Latvia) FIRST Update!- June 2022

And so the journey begins… Unsurprisingly, the months of May and June brought about so many changes. Carter finished 5th grade, we got rid of nearly all that we owned, we left our home in Nebraska of 2 ½ years, and Quintin received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. All of this occurred in a span of 2 weeks.  Since then, we…

Cundiff (Latvia) Update – April 2022

Cundiff_Eurasia_Apr2022.pdf Click icon to open, read, download or print file. View this email in your browser Thank you for joining us on our mission to Latvia! Dear partner in ministry, thank you for signing up for our newsletter! We are currently in the network-building phase of our missionary service. Perhaps you are receiving this because of a presentation we have…