In a recent Prayer Letter, Bro. Smith reports that they have added a new service to the ministry. Fellow missionary Rob Willoughby started a brand new work using the Smiths’ building as a meeting place. Rob and his wife, Angela, are on their first term and have devoted a great deal of their time learning the Estonian language. Bro. Smith says that since his and Penny’s language skills in Estonian are limited to just about enough to order a pizza, the Willoughbys’ skills complement Mike and Penny’s Russian quite well. Please pray for this new ministry and for the Willoughbys.
Additional Prayer and Praise Items:
- Pray for Mait, his wife, Piret, and their daughter, Eva-Lotta. They recently attended services after Bro. Smith helped save Mait’s life during a diving project to retrieve an anchor. It appears that the Lord used this incident to guide Mait and his family into church. Pray for their salvation.
- Praise for the church’s Resurrection Sunday services. They had over 40 in attendance, and 4 sermons in 4 different languages.
- Pray for the mid-week service to continue seeing growth and praise for the number of children that come.
- Pray for Penny as she continues to head the “children’s time” and teaches in English.
- Pray for the Smiths’ neighbor, Rasmus, concerning salvation.
- Continue to pray for Sveta concerning spiritual growth.
- Pray for Tarmo as he considers all that Jesus has done for him. Pray that he would get saved and then grow in the Lord.
- Pray for the Smiths concerning health and safety.
And finally, pray for more visitors to the church and for souls to be saved and for Christians to be strengthened. Mike and Penny are thankful for the support they receive from OBC!