Just six days until we take off for Estonia!
I am getting so excited — we all are! — to get there! I have wanted to go back for so long and I am so grateful that I finally have a chance to visit a place that changed me so much, and to see all the lovely people that were a part of it. It is going to be awesome to meet a whole bunch of new people too. I am so excited to do LST again, and I can hardly believe that soon I will be there, my feet on the Estonian ground, hearing those beautiful accents, meeting so many amazing people, and eating some awesome chocolate ;) How awesome for Eva & Ezra to get to be a part of it all too!
In case you aren’t totally sure what we are doing while we are in Estonia, here is a bit of a recap:
We leave Calgary June 30 at 9:30 PM and fly to London. We have a 24 hour layover in London, so we are getting a hotel and will be able to take in a couple of sights. Once the 24 hours is up we will be boarding a plane for Oslo, Norway, and after a short layover there, we will board a plane for Tallinn, Estonia, arriving at 10:20PM, July 2!
Our first week in Estonia will be spent at Camp Balchyoca, a Christian camp in Estonia for all ages. I am looking forward to building on the relationships I already have and making new ones! What greater way to get to know people than to spend a whole week with them!
Once camp is over, we will go to Tartu and begin our work with Let’s Start Talking. First we will have an Information Meeting, where those who are interested in practicing their English will come and learn all about the program and schedule their first session. The next day, we will begin reading! I can’t wait to meet the people God already has in mind for us to meet with.
I gave a devotional at one of our last training sessions that brought me to tears. The devotional was on journaling your prayers and your experiences so you can see how much you have grown and also answers to prayers. What brought me to tears was when I read a passage from one of my journals from a couple of years ago. It was a prayer and I was praying specifically for those in Estonia and I prayed that I would soon be able to return and be a part of my friend’s lives again. It has been a couple of years, but God answered my prayer, and that was very powerful to me.
Praying for Estonia!