Pestīšanas armijas Zviedrijas un Latvijas teritorija
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Visit of Two Armies

Girts Vikmanis:
…Her Majesty Queen Silvia visited the Salvation Army’s Day Care Centre ‘Patvērums’ (‘Shelter’) provided for children from marginalized families. The Centre provides showers and clean clothes, and a hot lunch for children. At the Centre the children are often sent by the Social Service Department. In anticipation of the Queen, the children sang a Christian song in Latvian “Jesus, teach me to believe.” ‘The Her Majesty was very interested – greeted the children, wanted to take a pictures with them and tried to talk to everyone and were interested in their lives,’ said the Salvation Army Regional leaders’ assistant Iveta Rasa, who were pleasantly surprised by the Queen sincerity. It should be noted that the Queen of Sweden is interested in children’s well-being and living conditions around the world. Then she went to the Salvation Army Social Centre where adults can receive help and is mainly attended by pensioners. Three times a week the centre provides soup and possibility to do laundry. Some days a month a hairdresser’s services are available to the clients of the Centre. ‘The Queen looked around the centre, had some coffee with elderly people and was listening carefully to their life stories. We are honoured that the Queen spent with us so much time. It showed how sincere and caring she was’ said I. Rasa.
The visit ended yesterday with the King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia organizing the dinner which took place in ‘Rīgas birža’.

Latvijas Avīze
Friday, March 28, 2014