Just wanted to update you with some things that are going on in 3D church right now. From the last letter I mentioned we had 97 people and it's been about the same for several weeks, but still we had one special evangelical event were attended about 242 people and 25 of them received Christ! This was awesome event, where people from all around Tartu came and invited their friends! We also baptized 3 people (for 2 more who wanted to get baptized, they were under 18 and their parents were against). We will soon have the next baptism coming! Since the official beginning of 3D church we have baptized 37 people so far. Our small group regular attendance is about 47 people per week right now (65 people involved total) and we are soon trying to make some new groups. This is shortly how we are doing.
Some things to pray about:
- I just feel that God has really laid a big vision to our church. Maybe you remember I talked a little about the Christmas event we wanted to do with our church (to reach schools). Right now we found out that schools are not interested in having this kind event, but we still felt like God is calling us to do the big Christmas event in the venue called "Vanemuine" which has 837 seats. This is a big dream, but not impossible, maybe this is also the chance to reach not only to schools but to all age groups.
- Another prayer request is that me and Mart (who came with me to States), we both have to go to army 2012 for eleven months. This will effect our church for sure, but I hope that God would be able to use this time to grow some new leaders as well. I have to join army in July, Mart will go in November. We felt that it is really led by God because the first 3 months Mart will lead the church and after we will go to army, I will chance to come out for church every weekend. But still this is a big prayer request.