Freedom61

Freedom61 is a ministry of YWAM Latvia bringing hope and light into the darkness surrounding sexual exploitation in Riga. Read more at www.freedom61.org

Freedom61 is a ministry of YWAM Latvia, doing our part to bring hope and light into areas of darkness surrounding sexual exploitation. Started six years ago with prayer walks around Riga with a simple heart to see women freed from exploitation, our ministry is now serving in many spheres stemming from this same desire to see people set free. Freedom61 sees that we are called by God to set the captives free. Our ministry does this through: -Intentional prayer and worship. -Reaching out to women on the streets in Riga who are working in prostitution. -Providing a safe place for women to find health and wholeness as they choose to walk in freedom from addictions. -Spreading awareness about the realities of sexual exploitation to both those who buy sex and those who are vulnerable to exploitation. Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

Due to COVID, our outreaches are looking a bit different these days! We are going on out on the streets and handing out packaged cookies as a small way to show the girls that we are still there to support them and encourage them!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

Lean in to the Fortress when everything looks like it will crumble. #freedom61 #ywamlatvia

Praying for the world and centering on the peace of Christ as we walk through the consequences of this uncertain time. Here is a beautiful sunny summer day in Latvia to encourage you that we will all get through this.

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia

This weekend we have joined with the other ladies of YWAM Latvia for a retreat. We are focusing on going deeper-deeper within ourselves, deeper with each other, and deeper with God!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61womenscenter

We, at Freedom61, have a strong belief in God as the Redeemer and the One who makes space for second chances, third chances and even more! As we walk with women from various vulnerable situations, we have the honor to champion them and point them towards the God of Redemption who is ready to encounter them!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe #f61womenscenter

There is a feeling that spring is just a round the corner! The beautiful season that speaks to God’s faithfulness through the winter, opportunities for creativity and the rebirth of dormant dreams. What are you looking forward to as the seasons change?

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe #f61womenshome

When we pray for each other and support one another in the midst of our journeys, the Presence of God is released in a tangible way. At the café, we have the opportunity to invite women into safety and the community of God through times of prayer.
#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe #f61womenshome

Freedom61 staff had the pleasure of joining with YWAM staff from all over Europe in Prague last week! It was a joy to pray for and encourage one another while seeking God’s heart for Europe!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia

Our name Freedom61 came from Isaiah 61. This is just the first verse of an amazing chapter where God proclaims His victory and plans for restoration of His beloved people!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe #f61womenshome #isaiah61

Painting nails while offering welcomed and safe physical touch is just one way to serve and show love to the women that we meet in the cafe.

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

This week we did training with our F61 café volunteers to better equip our team to have an understanding of what is human trafficking, the causes and effects, and the risk factors that the women we minister to are facing!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

Looking forward to the new!
#Freedom61 #ywamlatvia

It just takes one spark! Be the change in 2020! Freedom61 wishes you a very Happy New Year!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia

Freedom61 wishes you a very blessed Christmas!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia

We had a lovely Christmas party at the Freedom61 Café! It was a joy to eat, laugh, pray and give out gifts to the girls who came!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

This week we have been getting into the Christmas spirit while making gift bags for the girls who will come to the café Christmas party next week! A big thank you to Hope Dies Last for giving us the Book of Love in Russian to include in the gifts!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

Has anything from the daily life of Freedom61 caught your eye? Do you know someone who might be interested in serving with Freedom61 as a volunteer or longer term staff member? Contact us for more information!
#f61adayinthelife #freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

We understand that sustainable and healthy employment is key to helping women as they take bold steps towards a new lifestyle, so some of our favorite days are spent helping to teach new skills and see women create beautiful things. We are grateful for partnerships that we have had with wonderful businesses like @thesimplekindclothing and Dignata and look forward to offering more opportunities for women to learn employment skills in the future.

#f61adayinthelife #freedom61

Prevention: Throughout Latvia there are many who are vulnerable to exploitation due to different economic and social factors. Our ministry goes to them in schools, orphanages, and at-risk communities to raise awareness about the many different factors that lead to exploitation and how to prevent going down that path as well. #f61adayinthelife #freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe #f61womenscenter

LV/EN: Sekstūrisma izplatības līmeņa dēļ mēs saprotam - ja mēs vēlamies aizsniegt tos, kas tiek seksuāli ekspluatēti, mums jādomā arī par tiem, kas pieprasa šo pakalpojumu. Mēs runājam ar vīriešiem, kas ierodas Rīgā kā seksa pircēji - veidojot atklātu dialogu un apziņas veidošanu par seksuālo ekspluatāciju. Mēs strādājam kopā ar vīriem vietējās draudzēs, kas iet kalpot kopā ar mums.
Because of the prevalence of sexual tourism, we see that if we want to reach those who have been sexually exploited, we also must address the demand. We talk to men, who come to Riga to purchase sex, through honest dialogue and raising awareness of sexual exploitation, partnering with men from local churches who go out with us.
#f61adayinthelife #freedom61 #ywamlatvia

LV/EN: Lūgšana un pielūgsme ir mūsu kalpošanas pamatvērtības. Mēs zinām, ka bez Dieva vadības, tam, ko mēs darām, nebūs rezultātu. Tādēļ mūsu komanda katru nedēļu pavada laiku lūgšanu pastaigās pa rajonu, kurā mēs kalpojam.

A foundational value of who we are as a ministry is prayer and worship. We know that without God’s leading, what we do will loose its effectiveness, so we regularly spend time in prayer walking the neighborhood we serve in and as a team throughout the week.

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe #f61adayinthelife

EN/LV: Having a property means there is always something practical that needs to be done. Any given day there is wood to split, accounting and paperwork to process, and worn out items that needs a little love and care.

Ja tev pieder īpašums, tas nozīmē, ka vienmēr ir kādi praktiskie darbi, kas jāpadara. Ik dienu jāsacērt malka, jāveic grāmatvedības darbi un jāparūpējas par priekšmetiem, kuri nolietojušies un kuriem vajadzīga papildus mīlestība un rūpes.

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61womenscenter

EN/LV: Some days at the Center look like long talks in front of the fire; talks about the Bible and God’s love, talks about life’s joys and troubles, belly laughs and tears. It is relationship and community and the various times and seasons of life with each other.

Dažas dienas Centrā ir garu sarunu piepildītas, sēžot pie kamīna. Sarunas par Bībeli un Dieva mīlestību, sarunas par dzīves priekiem un grūtībām. Smiekli no visas sirds un asaras. Tās ir attiecības, kopiena un dažādi laiki un dzīves posmi, ko izdzīvojam kopā.

. #f61adayinthelife #freedom61 #f61womenscenter #ywamlatvia

Twice a week we serve up some healthy and delicious homemade soup as well as some sweet and blissful dessert! This means we spend quite a bit of time every week planning, shopping, and cooking up these creations! Something as simple and everyday as cooking can have such a huge impact on the women who we spend cafe evenings with! #f61adayinthelife #freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

Introducing a new series #f61adayinthelife !Ever wonder what a day in the life of Freedom61 looks like? Well, for the next couple of months we want to show you! In this series you will get to see the diverse ways that we are ministering to vulnerable women and impacting Latvia for the Kingdom of God!



#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe #f61womenscenter

mailchi.mp

Sunny Summer Scenes from F61

Our latest newsletter recently came out! Click here to read and don’t forget to subscribe!

mailchi.mp The Women’s Center This summer at the Women’s Center we kept our beautiful and fruitful vegetable garden going. We also hosted many local groups for retreats and events in order to continue building relationships in the community. These relationships will be key as we continue to prepare for fut...

As one season ends and another begins, we reflect on all the good that God has done. Please join us in praying for the former residents of our women’s home!



#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61womenscenter

As the days are growing shorter and colder, we are so thankful for a beautiful and welcoming space to invite in the women who we are ministering to!



#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

We have been blessed to have these lovely servant hearted guests come visit! They have cooked and baked away to bless the Freedom61 Cafe! Thank you for being a blessing to us!



#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe #f61womenscenter

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. - James 5:16.



#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

Raising awareness is essential to fighting commercial sexual exploitation! Please pray for the expansion of awareness initiatives from Freedom 61!
“You can choose to look away, but you can never say again that you did not know.”-William Wilberforce



#freedom61 #f61cafe #ywamlatvia

The Women’s Center is honored to host the YWAM Latvia National staff conference this week!



#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61womenscenter

The Freedom 61 cafe is a peaceful, safe place for us to meet with vulnerable women on the street and connect with them relationally. Please support us in prayer as we go out to minister to women on the streets each week!



#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

It is a joy to see groups and ministries come away to connect and rest at our homey center in the countryside! We are looking forward to hosting more groups in the future!



#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61womenscenter

Carrots, celery, onions, garlic are the foundation of any great soup, in the same way prayer, hospitality and our faithful volunteers are foundational to the Freedom 61 cafe!

#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

In the same way the earth produces its crops and seeds spring up in a garden, so will the Lord Yahweh cause righteousness and praise to blossom before all the nations! Isaiah 61:11



#freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61womenscenter

Prayer is crucial to the ongoing work of Freedom 61. You can partner with the ministry by praying for connections with women on street, open hearts, and fruitful conversations at the F61 cafe. #freedom61 #ywamlatvia #f61cafe

Wood & Flame

Beautiful wedding photos that also impact women's lives...how cool is that?! 📷👰🏼💕👏🏻

Although Sydney, Australia and Riga, Latvia are 9,519 miles or 15,318 kilometers apart, Wood & Flame Photography stands close alongside us by donating 10% of their earnings to invest in the lives of women that we meet each week. 🌏

We are continually blown away and deeply encouraged by the many people and the variety of partnerships that God has brought forth to make our work possible. Thanks Jess & Jarrah!

#freedom61 #f61cafe #woodandflame

Jarrah & Jess, wedding photography duo.
Capturing love for the wild and adventurous at heart.

The longest days of summer call for plenty of wildflowers and enjoying the first fresh produce from our garden. 🍒🌻🍓🌿



#freedom61 #f61womenscenter #f61womenshome

On such hot summer days, a Latvian cold beet soup is refreshing and delicious! We love getting to serve and love these women through food. 🍲💓
.
.
.
#freedom61 #f61cafe

Centerfield Coffee Shop in Georgia, USA made Freedom 61 their ministry of the month this May! Tips went to support our ministry here in Latvia. We are so thankful for all of the creative ways people have partnered with and supported us from all over the globe. 🌏 Thanks, @cfcoffeeshop - We sure do appreciate you! #freedom61 #f61cafe #cfcoffeeshop

We love to celebrate birthdays at the cafe! 💝🧁🎂 Some of these ladies have not ever had a proper birthday party and little gifts or candles in their cake and singing go a long way! These women are so special to us but even more special to their Maker, Creator, and Father, God, and they deserve to be celebrated! #freedom61 #f61 #f61cafe #birthdays #celebrate #special #valued #loved #freedom

Nepieciešama atpūta šovasarā? Need a retreat this summer?

It’s planting season in Latvia! 🌱 Two of our staff went out to the women’s home in the countryside as part of preparing the ground for future residents. Gardening is a great tool for discipleship and teaching life skills with the ladies, and makes for many delicious, healthy, and affordable meals! #freedom61 #f61womenscenter #f61womenshome
.
.
.
Featured: Planting beets, carrots, radishes, onions, and cucumbers. Next week is zucchini, corn, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, and herbs!

We painted nails with the ladies last week in the cafe - it’s so fun to see the different personalities show in the color choices and yet our similarity in our need and desire to feel special, beautiful, valued, and loved as women! #freedom61 #f61cafe

Our Story

Freedom61 is a ministry of YWAM Latvia, doing our part to bring hope and light into areas of darkness surrounding sexual exploitation. Started in 2010 with prayer walks around Riga with a simple heart to see women freed from exploitation, our ministry is now serving in many spheres stemming from this same desire to see people set free. Freedom61 sees that we are called by God to set the captives free. Our ministry does this through: -Intentional prayer and worship. -Reaching out to women on the streets in Riga who are working in prostitution. -Providing a safe place for women to find health and wholeness as they choose to walk in freedom from addictions. -Spreading awareness about the realities of sexual exploitation to both those who buy sex and those who are vulnerable to exploitation. Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

Want your place of worship to be the top-listed Place Of Worship in Riga?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.

Videos (show all)

Freedom61 promo video!

Location

Address


Riga
Other Riga places of worship (show all)
St. Martin's Church, Riga St. Martin's Church, Riga
Slokas Iela 34
Riga, 1048

Sieviešu Kalpošana Sieviešu Kalpošana
Bruninieku Iela 10A
Riga, LV-1001

Sieviešu Kalpošana; Pestīšanas armija, starptautiska kustība, ir evaņģēliska universālās Kristīgās Baznīcas daļa.

Pēdējo Dienu Svēto Jēzus Kristus Baznīca Pēdējo Dienu Svēto Jēzus Kristus Baznīca
Lāčplēša Iela 71
Riga, 1011

Pēdējo Dienu Svēto Jēzus Kristus Baznīca ir kristīga konfesija, kas iestājas par stabilām ģimenes vērtībām un konservatīvām morāles vērtībām sabiedrībā.

Latvijas Bībeles Čempionāts Latvijas Bībeles Čempionāts
Lāčplēša Iela 37
Riga

Kristiešiem ir jakļūst drošākiem par savām Bībeles zināšanām.

Rīgas Vasarsvētku draudze "Cerība" Rīgas Vasarsvētku draudze "Cerība"
Nometņu Iela 31.
Riga, LV - 1002

Rīgas Vasarsvētku draudze "Cerība" atrodas Rīgā, Nometņu ielā 31. Dievkalpojumi notiek katru svētdienu plkst. 11.00.

Олег Губарев/Oleg Gubarev Олег Губарев/Oleg Gubarev
Lubanas. 56A
Riga, LV1035

Профессиональный массажист, тренер. Частная практика, принимаю у себя или с выездом.

Freedom Center church Freedom Center church
Pildas Iela 16A
Riga, LV-1035

Draudze ir atvērta ikvienam cilvēkam, lai pulcētos kopā, slavētu un pielūgtu Jēzu Kristu.

Prieka Vēsts Prieka Vēsts
Bērzaunes Iela 6
Riga, LV1039

Kristiešu draudze "Prieka Vēsts" ir kā liela un draudzīga ģimene, kurā cilvēkus vieno Kristus mīlestība un vēlme dzīvot patiesa kristieša cienīgu dzīvi.

Sociālais klubs "Nostalģija" Sociālais klubs "Nostalģija"
Krišjāņa Valdemāra 33
Riga, LV-1010

Kultūrvēsturiskā mantojuma saglabāšana un disciplinēts huligānisms.

House of Glory Church Riga House of Glory Church Riga
Vaidelotes Iela 11
Riga

От принципов - к отношениям! Разговоры о Боге- это не плохо!Но есть,что-то больше,чем просто ходить в церковь!

Sekulārfranciskāņu Ordenis Sekulārfranciskāņu Ordenis
Liepājas Iela 38/42
Riga, LV-1002

Latvijas Sekulārfranciskāņu Ordenis