I can’t believe we’re coming down to our last week of outreach. God has been showing me things left and right. Each week just seems to be getting better and better. We traveled through three cities this week. Tartu to Jõgeva to Keila. Here’s a few highlights of mine from the past week.
Monday night we had the opportunity to go out and get a taste of an Estonian music festival in Tartu. Estonia was occupied by the Soviets, but between 1987 and 1991 there was a singing revolution. Hundreds of thousands of Estonians gathered to sing forbidden patriotic songs, risking their lives to proclaim their desire for independence. Estonia literally sang their way into freedom. So music in Estonia is a BIG deal! It’s amazing to me being in another country, watching the people laugh and sing together. It put nothing but a smile on my face. These are God’s people coming together as one, all dancing, laughing and singing. I couldn’t help but to take a step back and take a look around me. Pure joy. I love how God has given me an eye for the people of Estonia. Oh how He loves this country!
Friday night we were able to have a girls only night with the youth of the small town, Jõgeva. We got to share a message and testimonies, it was awesome to get the chance to simply hangout with girls my age and share a passion we all have in common, loving Jesus. It’s crazy because God keeps showing me these visions I’ve had before and when I was in it, it felt like deja vu. Although I know that it was fully from God. As all of us girls were sitting around the table, sharing life together and passing around dinner. It was in that moment I knew I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
As times getting closer to the end and our bodies and souls are becoming tired, I asked God what is one thing I can do to keep improving and growing throughout the end of outreach. “Engaged,” He whispered. So as I wind down this next week, I have nothing but the intention of being engaged. Engaged with people around me, my team, our contacts or people who pass. Fully engaged with conversations and feelings. Being completely and entirely aware. Entirely aware of my surroundings, all of what’s around me. Actively searching and learning in new ways the Holy Spirit may be moving and showing me something. Being open and expectant that God is STILL moving and being fully aware of His presence in each moment of each day that we have left here in Estonia. I want nothing more than to be engaged, I don’t want to miss a thing. After all, we have a God who’s engaged to His fullest in every single moment.
Here’s to the last week!