Olga and I are in Finland for a few days, taking a break after such a full summer. We’re here with our ‘sister-in-law-in-law’ Violeta (her brother is married to Olga’s sister). Violeta, pictured above on Pyhäjärvi (Holy Lake), is from Montenegro and has had a great time in the northland where it’s finally cooled down — temps today are in the 60s F.

New opportunities continue to arise in Estonia. Plans are afoot to help establish a ministry to disabled children in Jõhvi, and we’ve already had discussions about two mission teams next year. We’d like to open a guest house in Estonia for Christian workers, so people who serve in Russia and the former CIS will have a place to relax and re-charge their batteries. Estonian property prices are low, and it would be great to buy a place to be used for ministry.

More importantly, we are very thankful for the love that the Lord has for us. He is very good. And we are very thankful to be able to serve Him in the work He has given us.