Abja-Paluoja: Saturday 22nd Oct.
Blog: Today: Saturday 22nd October 2011 Place: Abja-Paluoja, Vijandimaakond. The party, Stuart & Jane Chalmers, Mike & Dee Briston, Pastor Sam Tukura and Mart (Interpreter) set out from Parnu to travel to Abja. We arrived in good time and met the Pastor Guldar. Pastor Guldar is a previous overseer of the Pentecostal Church in Estonia and a biker, entrepreneur, musician, singer and builder( people and buildings). Guldar and his team led worship in which Mike involved. Pastor Sam was introduced to the people, a very good crowd for an Estonian Saturday,and he preached on Jesus tasting death that we might taste life. The people were very moved and very uplifted with many brought to a fuller understanding of why they were saved and what to do about it if they weren't. Ministry was offered for the sick and four responded. From there we went to view a local project of the church utilising old buidings leased from the local authority in which a shop and video and audio recording studio was being built.This was very encouraging and from there we went to alocal restaurant for lunch. After lunch we went to Guldar's own home, built by him over the last two years, we met his oldest daughter who had made a cake for us and spent time building relationship with him over coffee. We found out he had a lengthy involvement as a youth prison chaplain in which he saw two hundred young men baptised and going on with the Lord. Tomorrow we go to EKMT in Parnu for the morning meeting and Haapsalu in the evening.