I’ve been looking for a ministry flat in Estonia recently. Olga, Valerie and I will spend more time in Estonia over the coming year or two (as we build the center for disabled children), and I thought it would be good to have a home base in Johvi. I’ve also wanted to find a place where Christian workers in Russia can take a retreat.

Well, we have a place now. The owner is an Estonian lady who now lives in the UK. She is willing to rent it to me for just the cost of utilities. Isn’t that something? We don’t pay rent, only utilities. I offered to do some remodeling in the bathroom, since it’s in pretty bad shape.

Members of the church will help remodel the bathroom, and already a few people in Russia have expressed interest in staying there. The flat is within walking distance from the bus station, so it has easy access for people coming from Russia. It has one bedroom and a living room. The kitchen and bedroom have been remodeled. It has a washing machine (which is nice). The living room needs some work, and the bathroom is a wreck (which we will fix).

I hope it will become a sanctuary, a place of rest and retreat.