Monday, July 4, 2011

Johvi

In October of 2009 we moved to Toila, Estonia.  It is about a 15 minute drive fron Johvi where we currently hold Sunday services and teach English.  Toila is a beautiful, quiet village/town with no stop lights, one little store, and a short walk to the sea side.  Although we really enjoyed living in such a peaceful setting and had a nice size apartment, we ultamently wanted to move to Johvi.  Last October (2010) we once again had our real estate agent show us some places in Johiv, but everything was either big and expensive or way too small.  There are lots of details I won't get into, but a couple months ago we looked at an apartment in a new building.  We were very interested, but we were told someone else was also looking at it.  So, to make a long story short......we prayed, God provided. 
This past Monday we spent our first night in our apartment in Johvi!  It is smaller than the apartment we had before, but we will make it work.  It's cozy and filled with love!  What a special blessing it was to have four of our church people and another missionary family help us move.   


our  apartment (first floor - with the letters on the window)
We will also begin renting a different building to hold English classes and Sunday services starting in August.  The building we are in now is very big.  The rent is reasonable, actually it's a great deal, but the money we spend on heating is just outrageous.  So, to be better stewards of our money, we will be renting the apartment right next door to our new one.  Right now they are finishing the inside. No one has ever lived there. This apartment has a large room, a smaller office, kitchen, closet, and bathroom.  The rent is about the same as what we pay now, but what we spend on heating should be much less.


soon to be English/Church room
The apartment next door to us will also be able to house any one that would like to visit us.  Do you want to be the first?????

6 comments:

  1. Hope you're getting everything placed where you want it. Can't wait to see it!:o)

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  2. How exciting! Enjoy your new home and what a blessing to have a "new" place for church! I love the fact that it's right next to your home. That will be so nice for you!

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  3. So excited for you. I can't wait for our move too!

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  4. Rachel,

    I wish you all of the best in your new home, and hope you make lots of wonderful family memories there!

    With Love from Ukraine,
    Jolene

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  5. Glad to see the Lord provided just what you needed. Hope it works out really well for your family and church.

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