Joe & Anna Brooks
Joe came on his first mission trip to Latvia as a high school student back in 2001. He then came back three more times as a summer intern before deciding to move to Latvia after graduating from BIOLA in 2007. These summer trips had a profound effect on his faith and changed the direction of his life. After moving to Latvia, he and Anna became quick friends and served together for years before getting married in 2011. God added to their family and blessed them with Markus Leo in 2015. Joe currently helps lead a local church community in Riga, teaches in the youth leader training program and leads Bible studies all in the desire to see more young men being conformed to the image of Christ. He wants to see many more young people encountering Jesus and becoming His faithful disciples for the rest of their lives.