Tihemetsa, Saarde & Killingi- Nomme
26th October 2011 Place:- Tihemetsa, Saarde and Killingi-Nomme.
Today, in the afternoon we travelled to Parnu and then onward to Killingi-Nomme in the jurisdictional area of Saarde. Pastor Arvet Ollino is the minister of the Lutheran Church in Saarde. Kristi Ollino, the Pastor's Wife, is the Directrice of the Lastemaja in Parnu, but also stands with her husband in the faith matters of the church and the recently started children's outreach in Tihemetsa. We arrived in time for a wonderful luch at the home of Lina, a fairly recent convert at the Saarde Congregation who leads the Children's work with input from both of the Ollinos. After lunch we took Pastor Sam to meet with Kalle Song the Vallevanem (Mayor) of Saarde who we met last trip.The acquaintance was renewed, we discussed his last six years in office as Mayor, and moved forwards to first name terms. He presented Pastor Sam with a green blanket with the Saarde logo on it. After this wonderful meeting, we moved on to the Outreach centre in Tihemetsa. There were a good number of children present and Mike started the afternoon outreach wih some children's songs which led gradually into worship. Pastor Sam preached on "When you meet a bald headed prophet be careful to be respectful in case there are bears about!" He then led the children in the sinners prayer and many made a response to the Lord. We drove home and arrived at about 8.30 pm Estonian time. Tomorrow, Pastor Sam, Mike and Stuart, will be going to The "Village of Hope" and then on to Family Radio and then back to Parnu to see the Mayor of Parnu, Toomas Kivimagi.