Saturday, October 20, 2012

Good shepherds

This time in Estonia has been a journey of "good news/bad news"!

Good news: they gave David a visa.
Bad news: It's only for 30 days.
Good news: We can apply for another kind.
Bad news: It will take another 2 weeks.
Good news: It will be ready soon.
Bad news: Andrei has to leave Estonia before David's Russian visa is ready.
Good news: The Estonian authorities extended his visa.

The nice thing is, the Good Shepherd has constantly provided us with shepherds who look our for our needs.

-Our pastor in St. Petersburg made sure David and I had a ride for one leg of our trip here
-Missionaries in Tallinn drove us the rest of the way and let us stay with them
-Another missionary friend provided us with a place to stay while waiting out the visa
-The local pastor got us a stroller to borrow while we're here
-Someone gave us a ride home from church on Sunday

These acts of kindness were all unsolicited, just brothers and sisters in Christ responding to our needs!

While taking the bus from Tallinn, we keep seeing rainbows. The first time was a regular rainbow and there was rain hitting just one side of the bus and not the other!

The second time, there was a double rainbow in the sky. I like to think this was another sign of God's mercy.


  1. God is so good to provide just what we need when we need it.
    Love seeing rainbows in the sky!

  2. I wish you'd seen rainbows entering Russia!

    My daughter Lydia sent me a photo of the most gorgeous rainbow which was in the sky when Monnie was born...made me so happy.

  3. When we were riding back to Russia, the windows of the bus made it look like there were 2 or 3 moons. That was an interesting sight.

    I had another friend post a photo of the sky when his wife was in labor. It was a hot summer day when I was in labor so nothing to photograph there, but I can still remember the skunk smell from the night before!


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