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 and the latest edition was published in September, 2020. It begins with a message from Külli Tõniste, Rector. Here’s an excerpt:
The new school year and the new normal. On August 25th our second and third year (formerly first and second year) students returned to their studies. It was different. While most students returned in person, some students participated in studies online.
Seeing our students, two things were obvious: first, we are all glad the 6 months of separation was over and, second, this Covid time was not easy for any of us. Everyone lived through the pandemic in a different way. As Lamentations 1:12a puts it: “Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow”.