Isaiah is a book of hopes and fears. Multiple times throughout the book, the prophet addresses the people’s legitimate fears.
Fear of judgement, fear of enemies, fear in difficult circumstances. That fear is real, but it is not the last word. In 41:10 God says:
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Our fears are banished by faith in the God who strengthens us, and are replaced by hope in his promised future. That is a message that we need to hear as planters and pastors. It is a message that our culture needs to hear.
So come to Riga with your hopes and fears and let the word of God strengthen you and help you. Surround yourself with people from across Europe and the world who face these same fears and harbour that same hope. Encourage them, and be encouraged by them.