Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS), our mission partner, is the largest United Methodist seminary in Europe, and serves students from eight countries who study in three languages: Estonian, Russian and English. Their newsletter is titled Prayerchain, it begins with a message from Külli Tõniste, Rector. Here’s an excerpt:
Sometimes it is difficult to find focus, because so much is going on.
Christmas was low key and the New Year’s celebrations were limited as the new variant, Omicron became the news. It seemed like the little o(micron), became the big O(mega) governing our lives. There was a sense of gratitude that we put 2021 behind us, but the joy of the new beginning in 2022 was quickly overtaken by anxiety. Are we facing another year of restrictions? How many more missed moments? This is already the third year of this medical crises. How long, oh Lord?