July prayers include many camp and summer ministries as well as thanksgiving for being physically together again!
Dear Friends of Estonia!
Thank you so much for keeping us faithfully in your prayers! It is great to know that there are friends who keep us in their prayers!
Please pray for all the summer events and camps, some of them have started already. Please pray that it would be a blessed and spiritually refreshing time for all the participants and that God would keep us safe from any virus breakouts.
Also, please pray for all of our pastors and deacons to find some good rest over the summer that would restore their strength and encourage their spirits.
I am so glad to share that everything related to my green card renewal issue and returning resident visa has been cleared and settled now. I was able to be in the United States earlier in June, to validate my residency there. I was especially blessed to visit Kingsport and enjoy Pat and Harry Turner’s warm and kind hospitality. It was Harry who connected me to his friend who professionally guided me through the residency renewal process. I am so thankful for this support!
I also thank God for all the travel mercies I experienced during my trip which had many aspects where I needed Lord’s presence and protection.
The end of Spring was busy with all the graduations and finishing with this school year. Praise God- he has carried me through this year, which has been full of challenges.
In the church, we have finished with walls and slowly will continue. We are able to hold Sunday services there already. The proper floor and the painted walls have shown me that the interior of the building does influence whether I want to come to this building or not.
I am praying and creating a vision plan for the church, keep me in your prayers to have a sensitive ear to hear God’s plans and thoughts about the city of Paide.
Estonia celebrated Victory Day on June 23 and it was held in Paide. Some of the clergies of Paide participated in the worship service and in the ceremony of blessing the fire of Victory, both me and Eivin as well. Below is a picture of me standing with the Lutheran pastors. It was great to serve together.
One guy has started to attend the services and reopened the Alcoholics Anonymous group, which gathers once a week in our building. Let us pray for his soberness and for the addicted in the county of Järvamaa, that they might come and want to get free of the addiction.
Please pray for my recovery during the summer vacation, mostly for my emotional health.
Pray for Eivin and his family to have a good vacation this Summer.
Tallinn Lay Person
Pray for our youth and children’s summer camps. Pray for their safety and wellbeing, but especially for their spiritual growth. Youth camp started June 28 and continues till Saturday. Children`s camp from 21 to 23 of July.
Pray for our new young church members.
Pray that they find their right place in the congregation.
Pray for summertime services. That people will come to church and meet Jesus.
We are spending July in south Estonia. Please pray that we would be able to be a blessing and encouragement to the pastors and church workers in the area. Lívia and I will both be speaking in churches so pray that God would give us wisdom, strength, and guidance.
The big practical prayer request is that God would provide a solution for the septic system that would allow this house to be used year-round.
Thank you for your prayers!
We are so thankful to God for our faithful friends in Asbury UMC and Calvary UMC, who supported children ‘s summer events this year also – summer camp and other activities outside the children center. We had a wonderful summer camp. The weather was perfect, children were able to swim more than ever before. The Word of God was shared by pastor Ardi Leerima and Aleksandr Fjodorov.
Beside the summer camp, the children had the great opportunity to go bowling, visit cinema, trampoline center and had a great picnic. We are grateful for those possibilities, but we miss all our friends in USA and our prayer is that we will soon see each other again.
We pray for the children of the Children’s Center, who will go to the Church children’s and teenage camps next week and the following week, that the word of God may continue to grow in their hearts.
We started summer camps.
Pray for the presence of the Holy Spirit in the camps, so that the hearts of the children will be transformed.
Pray for strength and rest afterwards for all the workers.
I am thankful to everyone for the prayers. It is great support and gives me more power to go on.
I am thankful for some time off from my errands. I had a couple of weeks for vacation in June. It was very good to spend some time at home and just take things easy.
Please pray for Agape´s summer school on July 13-15. Please pray for families and children coming to get Good News from Jesus.
Please pray for the team in Agape church, that everything will go well and all the team will support each other in that ministry.
Please pray for our local youth camp on July 17-18. Please pray for Joosep and his team. Let it all work out well and God shows His plans for the youth group during that weekend as well.
Please pray for Agape church and staff. Pray for good teamwork for Agape 100 celebrations can shine out to this town. There are things we still do not know and things we really want to mix into the anniversary´s plans
We have been doing more peacefully. Praise God, in May the doors opened again and we could worship in the church building! Aivar and Meili were visiting us and we celebrated Aivar´s jubilee during Pentecost Sunday together with the Kant family – it was a very special time!
Kaupo´s health needs recovery, he has been on sick leave, since May, Thea has been organizing the work in Võru and Robert has arranged several preachers to come. We have experience special care and love!
Joel Kaarel graduated both music school and middle school – and we were rejoicing that after a long Covid-year, both graduations were physical!
Prayers: Võru church, next week will start children summer feeding project every Tuesday and Thursday, that the gospel message will reach their hearts (this project is together with Võru City Government social department and about 40 children with their parents participate)
Summer camps: Generation2 youth camp (29.06-3.07) – this year many Estonian youth will join, teenage camp in Võru area (20-23.07)
Children in Tilsi Perekodu, 4 teenage youth, who have alcohol problems, as well other, that the Lord will catch their hearts.
Summer conference – praise God this week, all the participation limits were taken away, that the Lord will move mighty way. Let’s pray that the connection between nations will be restored again and we can worship together with our brothers and sisters around the Globe.