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October 22nd, 2013 - 2:00 am § in Blogroll, Estonia, General, Travels

Siion Church 116 years

Hello my friends,

Today began with a cold morning

We had about half of our group with us to attend the 116th Anniversary of the Siion Church in Kuresaare. This was a church we first visited 14 years ago on our first trip to Estonia. It is also one of the churches the choir performed in with the “Experiencing God” musical about 12 years ago. (If you were in the choir that night, the biggest memory was how hot it was.)

The church and balcony were full as the 100-minutes of worship began. Highlights included four great numbers by the choir, a solo by Helari Puu, a couple on the platform who were engaged last night to receive flowers from the church, greetings from six pastors (including me), and a great message by Toivo Pilli.

Pastor Margus was one of our Pastoral Scholarship for seminary people years ago, and it is so great to see him leading his church. Following the service, we were given a wonderful lunch in the church basement. Then it was off to catch the ferry and head back to Tallinn.

Some final meetings tomorrow, and then a flight home early Tuesday. Keep us in your prayers.

Bill Ankerberg


October 20th, 2013 - 8:53 pm § in Blogroll, Estonia, General, Travels

Pastors Summit Report

Greetings Friends, I am back in Tallinn now and have the first reliable internet connection in the last five days, so I will send two reports. The first is about our Pastor’s Summit in Kuresaare on the Island of Saarema. Our theme this year was in-depth study in “Philippians” to he[...]



October 16th, 2013 - 4:37 pm § in Blogroll, Converge, Estonia, General, Travels

Bible Day

Today was the day when we closed the deal on producing 2,000 copies of a special student version of the Bible. This is a joint project between Converge Worldwide, Estonia Church Partners, and the Union of Free Evangelical and Baptist Churches of Estonia. We are already at print and hope to have the [...]


October 14th, 2013 - 11:55 pm § in Blogroll, Estonia, General, Travels

Tartu Missions Conference

One of the highlights in Tartu was meeting with Dr. Neville Cullum, the General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), the global Baptist movement which has membership in 121 countries comprising a community of 42 million and serving a worldwide Baptist family of 110 million. We had dinner t[...]


October 14th, 2013 - 11:51 pm § in Blogroll, Estonia, General, Travels

Five of our missionary families

Greetings friends, Tartu, Estonia is home to more of our missionaries than any other place in the world, so I would like to give a brief word about each: Kuldar & Margaret Kaljuste The Kaljustes are doing well. They are youth workers with KOMA and leaders of the Ristee Church. They will be in W[...]


October 12th, 2013 - 2:13 pm § in Blogroll, Estonia, General, Travels

Tartu

Greetings from Tartu. This is the university center of Estonia with 100,000 people. It is also the most exciting city to me spiritually. Thursday night, Helari Puu and I met with our WACC missionaries Kuldar and Margaret Kaljuste. Any time Kuldar picks the restaurant, we will probably have steak; so[...]