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Interview with Romans Maksimciks


By: Lt Marika Kozlovska
Romans Maksimciks was enrolled to be a soldier of The Salvation Army a couple of months ago. We are meeting in Bauska on a rainy Sunday after a regional event, which has gathered members and people of The Salvation Army churches from all over Latvia. Amidst the crowd I invite Romans to a small interview to introduce readers with someone else from TSA.
Could you, please, tell about yourself.
I have lived all my life in Brocēni, Saldus region. At the moment my family is my mom and sister. I work as a driver.
What do you like to do in you spare time?
I like to spend my free time in different ways: with my friends, walking in woods and from sports I am passionate about weight lifting.
How would you describe yourself as a person?
I would say I am helpful, able to listen to others, as well as, possessing the quality of keeping my peace in any situation.
There are so many churches, why did you choose The Salvation Army?
There was an evening when I sat by computer and wrote an e-mail to Gints (a soldier in Saldus Corps). After a brief correspondence, I decided to attend a service in The Salvation Army in Saldus. I did not go to any other church at the time. While at the service, God spoke to me. I spent a longer time in prayer to make sure The Salvation Army was the church where I had to stay. God guided me and I stayed.
How did you come to a decision to become a soldier?
This decision came easily and naturally. It was like a step of faith and a confirmation of being in the right place.
What does it mean to you to be a soldier of The Salvation Army?
It means to live all my life according to God, His values, teaching and with love towards people. This is also an opportunity for me personally to grow spiritually and to use my skills helping other people.
Your wish for the readers.
Keep calm and turn your eyes to God no matter what situation life confronts you with!