January 2024 Prayer requestsJanuary 10, 2024
2024 Gathering – April 18-20February 19, 2024
Below, find the prayer concerns and requests from leaders of the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary and the congregations in Estonia.
District Superintendent, EMK
Thank you so much for your prayers for the Methodist church in Estonia!
Please pray for the charge conferences taking place in different congregations across Estonia. Please also pray for me as I’m doing much traveling.
Please pray for our Seminary, as we are working hard to prepare for the institutional accreditation and begin the search for a rector.
Many congregations have started the Alpha courses or confirmation classes. Please pray for new people to come to know the Lord and pray for those who are preparing to get baptized or join the church.
Please pray for our pastors, for their spiritual, emotional, and physical strength, and for their leadership and pastoral work in congregations.
Thank you for your prayers and may God bless you!
Tallinn Lay Person
In January a confirmation group started. Pray for these young people, that their faith will grow. Pray for group leaders also, for wisdom and love.
An Alpha course started as well. Pray for all participants, that their interest and faith will grow. Pray for their safety, for their families, jobs, homes… Pray also for speakers, group leaders, for all staff members, that they also will be protected and full of love and will follow God’s will.
Pray for our country and our people, that our freedom will continue.
Warm greetings from Estonia.
I’m so thankful for your warm hearts and prayer support.
January has been very busy. We started with voluntary meetings in all three churches. This has been a breakthrough. I am very grateful to God for volunteers who are dedicated and willing to serve in God’s Kingdom. What is needed now is a strategy to engage, encourage, and keep them focused on common goals.
In Võru Church, the work has expanded and therefore the challenges are greater. There is a lot of work and I like to work, but let’s pray that I can find time for myself.
Youth work continues to have challenges with young people’s mental health. We are developing a mentoring system. Let’s pray for God’s guidance and wisdom for Naatan, who is leading a 9-month online training for young leaders. Naatan became a father, their family had a daughter, Loviise. Let’s pray that their family will be safe and blessed.
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37
In God’s love,
Children’s Lighthouse Director
Greetings from Children Center Lighthouse,
Here are our prayer requests:
We are grateful to God that even though there is one less person in the children’s center (we don´t have an alternative servant guy anymore), we have done well this month.
We thank God that by the end of the year, we have the necessary finances, but another worry awaits. Last week, the social department of the North Tallinn District Government called and informed us that they can no longer support compensating for partial meals. We ask God to help us find the necessary resources for the future.
Please pray for the mental health of teenagers – the coronavirus epidemic, war, high demands at school, etc. have left a mark on their souls. Many have increased anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts. We also pray for the situation in the health care system, the great shortage of professionals, due to which many people in need do not receive help in time.
God bless you!
Reeküla Church’s prayer requests.
January has been a busy month. We held an Ecumenical Prayer Week in Saaremaa where we gathered every night in a different Church in Saaremaa for united worship, prayer, and listening to what is in God’s heart for Saaremaa.
We also held 2 vision meetings in Reeküla Church to set the course for the near future and for this year. At those meetings we listed everything we do with Reeküla Church in 5 areas: 1) Fellowship and unity, 2) teaching and discipleship, 3) Prayer, fasting, and worship, 4) Noticing peoples´ and community´s needs and meeting them, 5) Evangelism. And we found out that Reeküla Church is very active in all of those 5 areas. We added some new things to each category for this year.
- Please pray that God would guide our steps as we have set a course for this year, especially in noticing communities’ needs and meeting them and in evangelism. These are the areas we have set our biggest goals for this year.
- Please pray that our ecumenical relations would grow even deeper so that people would see in Saaremaa that we are one and they would see God in it.
- Please pray for me as I have entered the busiest season in my master’s studies with writing my research paper. Pray that I will be able to graduate this Summer with the best possible outcome and that my family’s and Reeküla Church´s needs will be met throughout these busy months.
Thank you so much for standing with us!
With love and gratitude
Lemme from Reeküla