On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 YSU Chi Alpha embarked on a Missions trip to Estonia. We began our trip by driving east to catch our flight out of Providence, RI. We encountered a bit of a delay as our first flight out of the states was cancelled, which left us delayed an entire 24 hours. Thankfully the airline put us up in a hotel so we didn’t have to sleep in the airport.
After a few connecting flights, we finally arrived in Tallinn on Wednesday ready to serve with Focus Church. The next three days we helped them with a day camp for approximately 50 kids – some kids from the church & some kids from the community. It was exciting to see how the kids responded to the activities, the speaker and all the workers. By the end of that first week we had built some great relationships with the campers and their parents. We were able to see some immediate results as a few of these families attended one of the Focus Church services the next day for the very first time!
For our second week, we loaded up for an hour drive out into the Estonian countryside to help with a family camp for several churches in Estonia. Our group had the privilege of running the program for the teens. This was the first time that the camp had ever had something for this age group. The biggest impact was made by the students as they built relationships, played sports and ministered to the teens. We were able to experience Estonian culture through food, clothing and even one of their traditional past times of the Sauna!
It was amazing to see the growth of our Chi Alpha group. Two years ago there were only four of us who made the journey to Estonia and this year we had 11. We know that it is only the beginning! We are believing that in the future we will see even more students going on this trip and on multiple missions trips we will be offering each year. We want to deeply thank all of you who invested through your giving and through prayer.
2018 Tallinn, Estonia Mission’s Trip Info
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