When I introduce myself to other Christians, I love to talk about how God caught me. I was then already 35 years old, married, mother of two, when during one hike in a big forest I was admiring beautiful nature and I realized that for everything we owe thanks to the Creator. It was a wonderful conversion and since that day I started to look and also notice God’s guidance in my life. By His wonderful guidance I also arrived to Tartu Academy of Theology. I felt that I needed deeper knowledge and teacher in my road of spiritual growth, but I could not find it anywhere. Soon I receieved “by chance” information about the admission tests of the Academy.
God’s ways are unfathomable, and also marvellous. Looking back at the road travelled in my life, I realize how He has guided me. Amazing, how one situation has led to another, and how everything has been on the way towards something.
I entered the Tartu Academy of Theology thanks to one copy of the lecture notes brought home by my husband who was a student there, so that I happened to read them. Having completed the confirmation class, I looked forward to reflecting upon religious issues and these lecture notes provided an answer to my thoughts. Later, the Academy did not only provide the education but also the community who prayed together and taught me to rely on God. Personal faith of professors and fellow students sustained and cultivated the seed sown by God. As time went by, I found myself getting deeper and deeper into care of soul, where I discovered the whole new world: kingdom of God revealed.
My way with the Lord began in 1990 in a small Christian fellowship in rural area. I married in 1995, and our family is blessed with three wonderful children. For a number of years we have served in various churches in Estonia as a family band, singing and proclaiming the Word of God. In 2015 my husband and I, we established the Christian Missionary Congregation of Hiiumaa on one of the small islands of Estonia. But during all these years, God has put into my heart the desire to work specially with people who are in desperation and trouble.
Pastor Bob Nordvall
TAT representative in U.S.
National Field Coordinator of
East European Missions Network
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