Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Community Leader, Reggie Groff!

It's a Baby Boy

Sasha Gudkov Jr.

Sashenka means "defender and helper of mankind."

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Rejoice with those who rejoice!

Monday, January 15, 2007

The Clark Family

photo credit: Evelin Aavik

Saturday, January 13, 2007

"Prayer for This Child" by Sara Groves (for Baby Gudkov)

I do not know how I am to pray for this child
As a mother, I don't want my baby denied
But in the waiting, in the waiting, I learned
To hold on to the heart of God

Every instinct in me wants to shield him from pain
Take the arrows of misery, heartache, and blame
But in the sorrow, in the sorrow, I learned
To hold on to the heart of God

I only have two eyes; be All-Seeing
I only have two hands; be Everywhere
I do not know enough; be All-Knowing
I give my baby up into Your care

I do not know how I am to pray for this child
Want to guard him from everything wicked and wild
But in the trial, in the trial, I learned
To hold on
And in the trial, in your trials, you'll learn
To hold on to the heart of God

Thursday, January 11, 2007

how can I do less?

"The woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned him."
(1 Samuel 1:23)

"I have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me."
(Psalm 131:2)

"Even jackals offer their breasts
to nurse their young"
(Lamentations 4:3)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

today is Chris's birthday!


Monday, January 08, 2007

Christmas Eve party 2006

happiness is not in money!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

this is my sister (Mary-Kay)!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

stuff I want to read

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

from the preface of "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis

It is true that some people may find they have to wait in the hall fora considerable time, while others feel certain almost at once which doorthey must knock at. I do not know why there is this difference, but I amsure God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him towait. When you do get into your room you will find that the long wait hasdone you some kind of good which you would not have had otherwise. But youmust regard it as waiting, not as camping. You must keep on praying forlight: and, of course, even in the hall, you must begin trying to obey therules which are common to the whole house. And above all you must be askingwhich door is the true one; not which pleases you best by its paint andpaneling.
In plain language, the question should never be: "Do I like that kindof service?" but "Are these doctrines true: Is holiness here? Does myconscience move me towards this? Is my reluctance to knock at this door dueto my pride, or my mere taste, or my personal dislike of this particulardoor-keeper?"
When you have reached your own room, be kind to those Who have chosendifferent doors and to those who are still in the hall. If they are wrongthey need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then youare under orders to pray for them. That is one of the rules common to thewhole house.

discipline ... but stop hitting

"He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him." (Proverbs 13:24)

Monday, January 01, 2007

Pray With Us!

This week, the Kopli Corps is having a 24/7 week of prayer, and we would like you to join us. From 1-7 January, we want to have someone praying. We have a schedule posted at the corps with three hour time slots (midnight-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, etc.), but the schedule is not full. Will you please pray with us?

We especially need people to pray in the overnight time slots. So if you are in America where the time is seven hours behind Estonia, you will still be awake when we are sleeping and can join us then. If you are going to sign up to join us, please comment on the blog or email us at or

Thanks for being a partner with us in prayer!