Thursday

Yesterday (Thursday) was our last working day of our mission trip! We seriously can’t believe we are finished now. It started with a devotional lead by Peter, and we even sang some worship songs in both English and Estonian. We still had a lot of work to do with painting so we got straight to it and finished most of it up in the morning. We just had to paint one outside wall at the end of the day. It was really cool to help the Asunduse church out in that way. We raised enough money that we were able to also give them some to fix a broken window and also pick up a few other things they needed. The entire time we have been here, Nikolai, the church’s pastor, has expressed his extreme gratitude for such great friends who would travel so far to Estonia to help them.

After painting with purpose and love for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Estonia we had our lunch together and then got ready for our last reading sessions. We had 22 readers show up! Our 1:30 session was on Jesus rising from death and hope. For our 3:00 session we broke into smaller groups and Peter had a series of questions prepared for us to go through with our readers, questions to help us get to know one another better and to talk about where we are in our faith journey.

After the reading we walked to Kadriorg park again to have our last party. We played lots of fun games that Peter had planned and then we all had pizza together in the park. Nikolai and the Asunduse church gave a very heartfelt “thank you” to us and presented us all with books about Tallinn.

After our party we spent some time finishing painting the wall outside and cleaning the inside of the church building. Then we went out for a second supper as many of us were still hungry after our busy day!

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