Emīls grew up in a Catholic church in a small town of 3500 people in Latvia. His life changed when he started attending a local Josiah Venture Fusion group and eventually ended up joining the team to help out with teaching drums. Eventually on a team trip to help out a Fusion in Ukraine, Emīls experienced God’s love for the first time and was changed forever. Eventually taking a leadership role in the local Fusion at 17, Emīls has participated and led Fusion ever since. In 2018, he moved to Riga, the capital of Latvia, for university to study theology. In Riga, he joined a Baptist church and helped with the Fusion ministry there. After the first year in Riga, Emīls did an internship with Fusion international and spent the whole summer serving in many different countries, seeing how Fusion changes the lives of teenagers everywhere. The following year, he took over the Fusion ministry in Riga and is leading the ministry there. He is helping with all of the Fusion groups in Latvia as well as leading a local Fusion in the capital—equipping leaders and discipling teenagers in a local church in Riga.