As we walk through the streets of Tartu once again, cialis my heart is flooded with memories. As I think about all the stories, doctor I see God’s faithful hand in all of it. We walked to the school the kids attended and I remember the uncertainty of which school Zach should go to- but God led us to just the right school with a fantastic teacher who was so helpful to both Zach and later Abby.
Yet, what fills my heart more than memories, is seeing people walking and growing in faith. As we connect with people we worked and ministered with when we lived here 5 years ago, I am filled with joy and thankfulness to hear their stories of obedience, trust, and growth. Paul often expressed this joy when he heard reports of churches he had ministered with. In Philippians 1: 3-7, it says:
I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart
We understand Paul’s heart of joy and excitement and expectation of continued growth. That is also exciting for us. There are many faces here we don’t know yet. God has brought new people as leaders and new atttenders! It is exciting to talk with people that were young in their faith when we left that arestill growing and now impacting others. What joy!
Tomorrow we get to go to Salem church- the church we were with when we first came to Estonia. We met today with Meego- the pastor we first worked with in Estonia. It is exciting to hear and see how God has equipped him to bring leadership to the churches of the Baptist Union all over Estonia. It is so encouraging to see how God has put the right people in the right places to bring about His work in the churches and in the country!