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Personal Testimony of Inguna Gruznina, Headmistress of TKS
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In June of 1990, I put my 18 month-old daughter, Elina, in bed as a completely healthy child. The next morning she woke up partially paralyzed on her left side. The doctors diagnosed her with a brain tumor which would require brain surgery. They warned that Elina could die during the surgery.
My husband, Maris and I were raised in a communist, atheistic society. Even as a non-believer, I prayed and asked, “God, if you exist and if you are real, please save Elina’s life and I’ll serve you!”
Elina survived the surgery but the doctors said that by age six, she would die.
We lived without hope for the future. In 1991, American missionaries with International Crusades came to Latvia and witnessed to me about Jesus. I was invited to Talsi Baptist Church. I went and began to learn about what it means to be a Christian and in 1992 I received Jesus in my heart. God told me that Elina would not die at the age of six.
Because Elina was physically handicapped, she would not be able to go to public school. God put a dream in my heart about a Christian school that would not only teach about Christ, but would be a school where physically handicapped children would be included. God opened my eyes to see that many children need help and a Christian school would meet their needs.
I prayed for this situation, putting myself, my family, my dream, and our future in God’s hands. God worked a miracle in the life of our family. Maris became a Christian in America when we all went there for me to study for one year to learn about opening and operating a Christian School. He now even pastors a little country church in Latvia. God changed our lives from godless atheists to willing servants through
Talsi Christian School.
Because God answered my prayer, I kept my promise to him. In 1995 we opened Talsi Christian School with grades 1-4. Since that time God has grown the school to over 240 students in grades 1-12.
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TKS Goals
· Provide a solid academic education for students based on Christian principles.

· Give opportunities for physically handicapped children to get an education according
   to the Latvian educational standards.

· Provide a facility for physically handicapped adults to gather together for different
   Christian and educational activities.

· Provide Christian education and practical life skills for orphans.

· Provide a base for different Christian educational training seminars and camps for the
   youth, students, orphan and adults during the summer holidays.

· Strengthen cooperative work between Latvian and American Christians in different
   areas - emphasizing the importance of Christian education for children and adults and
   showing their fruit through actions.

· In the summer, provide Christian orphan, youth, sports and VBS camps where
   American and Latvian youth and adults serve together to minister to the young
   people of Latvia.

· Prepare Latvian youth for the ministry so that they can carry the message of Christ to
   other youth and adults in the country of Latvia and beyond
Personal Testimony of Inguna Gruznina, Headmistress of TKS
413 Foundation Inguna Gruznina
In June of 1990, I put my 18 month-old daughter, Elina, in bed as a completely healthy child. The next morning she woke up partially paralyzed on her left side. The doctors diagnosed her with a brain tumor which would require brain surgery. They warned that Elina could die during the surgery.
My husband, Maris and I were raised in a communist, atheistic society. Even as a non-believer, I prayed and asked, “God, if you exist and if you are real, please save Elina’s life and I’ll serve you!”
Elina survived the surgery but the doctors said that by age six, she would die.
We lived without hope for the future. In 1991, American missionaries with International Crusades came to Latvia and witnessed to me about Jesus. I was invited to Talsi Baptist Church. I went and began to learn about what it means to be a Christian and in 1992 I received Jesus in my heart. God told me that Elina would not die at the age of six.
Because Elina was physically handicapped, she would not be able to go to public school. God put a dream in my heart about a Christian school that would not only teach about Christ, but would be a school where physically handicapped children would be included. God opened my eyes to see that many children need help and a Christian school would
meet their needs.
I prayed for this situation, putting myself, my family, my dream, and our future in God’s hands. God worked a miracle in the life of our family. Maris became a Christian in America when we all went there for me to study for one year to learn about opening and operating a Christian School. He now even pastors a little country church in Latvia. God changed our lives from godless atheists to willing servants through Talsi Christian School.
Because God answered my prayer, I kept my promise to him. In 1995 we opened Talsi Christian School with grades 1-4. Since that time God has grown the school to over 240 students in grades 1-12.
413 Foundation Inguna Gruznina
TKS Goals
· Provide a solid academic education
   for students based on
   Christian principles.

· Give opportunities for physically
   handicapped children to get an
   education according to the Latvian
   educational standards.

· Provide a facility for physically
   handicapped adults to gather
   together for different
   Christian and
   educational activities.

· Provide Christian education
   and practical life
   skills for orphans.

· Provide a base for
   different Christian
   educational training seminars
   and camps for the youth,
   students, orphan and adults
   during the summer holidays.

· Strengthen cooperative work
   between Latvian and
   American Christians in
   different areas - emphasizing
   the importance of Christian
   education for children and
   adults and showing their
   fruit through actions.

· In the summer, provide
   Christian orphan, youth,
   sports and VBS camps where
   American and Latvian youth
   and adults serve  together to
   minister to the young people
   of Latvia.

· Prepare Latvian youth for the
   ministry so that they can
   carry the message of Christ
   to other youth and adults
   in the country of  Latvia
   and beyond