Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

We had a great christmas service. There were probably around 130 people. Very many of them were there for the first time which was great. Atmosphere, music, environment - everything was really cool!
It was also the first time that we met in Atlantis, the conference center in downtown Tartu.

Here is picture that we took after the service under the christmas tree.

May you experience God's love in a very genuine way this Christmas. And let the year of 2008 be filled with true encounters with Jesus.

With Love,
Peep, Anna & Emma

Our Greatest Need

If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator;
If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist;
If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist;
If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer;
But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior.

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hope that goes through death

We are just visitors and wanderers here on earth, our home is in heaven...

Two hours ago i received news that my uncle Tarmo had died in a car wreck.

He had been playing violin in a funeral in Tallinn and was hurrying to play in a concert in Tartu with his band while he was in a fatal car accident with 4 cars and 3 deaths on the highway. He died on the way to the hospital.

Tarmos life was lived on the purpose to serve God through music. He is now with his heavenly father!

Please pray for their family. 7 kids will be missing their father. Jakob, the youngest son, has his 15-th birthday tomorrow.

Monday, December 3, 2007

National Prayer Breakfast

In the last days and weeks our team has been busy preparing for the national prayer breakfast. Once a year the council of churches invites the parliament members, the president and the government members to come and share a breakfast and be encouraged and prayed for by the churches. This years theme was "Today and tomorrow" which was about the youth in Estonia. Going up, as a youth organization was asked to be part of planning the morning.

Today the day was here. To summerize things in short - everything went great and God was really at work.
It was amazing to see the leaders of the country wiping tears from their eyes while Märt was giving a talk. His talk was followed by a video testimony of 2 guys, that have went through a life change because of what God has done in their life, and that was another great homerun.

After the official part was over then there were many people that came up to us and thanked for a great morning. But it wasn't really us that had to be thanked. Throughout the morning it was clear that God was there and was working in peoples hearts. I am sure that one big reason for that was also the worship and prayer nights that took place all over Estonia this weekend where people specially prayed for today morning. The youth of Tartu gathered acutally in Risttee and you can see pictured of that here.

As a leader it is always great to see your team excel in what they do. Today it was once again one of those times - our videoteam that had produced 2,5 video pieces, Märt who was speaking and Joonas who was drawing a painting on the stage during the breakfast. I am grateful for all of you guys!

Now back to Tartu where my sweet girls are waiting for me to return (and fix the car that decided to break down again).