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Urgent Message From Tartu Academy of Theology


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I express my sincere gratitude and thanks for your prayer support, partnership, and investment in the ministries of Tartu Academy of Theology in Estonia. We are thankful to God for His blessing. During 2016 we saw very good developments:

We completed the institutional accreditation process. International experts visited our school and we received full accreditation. We are now approved on the same level as all European universities.

In June, we had one of the largest graduations classes, 17 students.

In August, we admitted the largest number of new students, 36.

All these developments give us great conviction that we have an important role to play in Estonia to help change the future of a nation regarded as one of the most secular in the world.

We are thankful to God for being part of His miracles and prayerfully ask His direction for future plans. It's natural that for all of this we also need finances. I’m writing this letter to you with serious concern, because our deficit on October 31st reached $64,689. The shortfall is so large that we are on a crossroad and have to ask the question how we are able to continue. I'm obligated to ask your help to continue to fulfill the vision and goal of Tartu Academy of Theology. Our work is not done. 80 years ago, approximately 90% of Estonians were members of the Lutheran church. Today only 2.2% are and that's the biggest church in Estonia. Something needs to change it. What would God have us do?

Please consider sending an extra gift of support to Tartu Academy of Theology (TAT) before December 31, 2016. There are several options for making a donation to TAT:

East European Missions Network (EEMN)
2111 Golf Course Rd, Suite C
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Make checks payable to EEMN designating TAT in the memo portion.

Charity Lutheran Church
120 Aspen Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58503
Make checks payable to Charity Lutheran designating TAT in the memo portion.

Charity Lutheran Church–TAT Matching Fund
Charity Lutheran
120 Aspen Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58503
Designate TAT Matching Fund in the memo portion.

Wire directly into TAT's bank account (This would not be tax deductible.)

Tartu Teoloogia Akadeemia
Ujula 1A
51008 Tartu
IBAN: EE172200001120140852

Beneficiary’s bank:
8 Liivalaia Street
15040 Tallinn

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you.
Genesis 26:24

We are very thankful for your continuing prayers and support!

Siimon Haamer
Dean of Tartu Academy of Theology




2016 Usupuhatuspühal - õpetaja Thomas Vaga

2015 - Siimon Haamer - Tartu Teoloogilise akadeemia juhata

2015 - Ülestõusmise Jutlus - õpetaja praost Thomas Vaga

2015 - Vabariigi Aastapäevaks - õpetaja praost Thomas Vaga

2014 - Jeesuse Kristuse taevaminemise pühaks - õpetaja praost Thomas Vaga

2014 - Eesti Evangeeliumi Luteriusu Kirik Vaba Rahvakirik Paguluses ja Võõrsil - õpetaja praost Thomas Vaga

2014 - veebruaril - Vabariigi 96. aastapäeva jutlus - õpetaja praost Thomas Vaga

2013 - september - Mihklipäev, Inglid ja Igavese Elu Pärimine - 
Diakon-õpetaja kandidaat Gilda Karu

2013 - august - 13. pühapäeval pärast nelipühi, Seabrookis.

2011 - oktoober - Lõikustänupüha Sõnum - Koguduse õpetaja Thomas Vaga praost

2011 - juunil - Kolmainu Jumala pühal ja isadepäeval - Praost Thomas Vaga

2011 - mail - E.E.L.K. Lakewoodis peetud jutlus Sinodite lõpp-jumalateenistusel
USA I praostkonna vikaarõpetaja Markus Vaga



2014 - The Ascension of Christ - Pastor Thomas Vaga

2013 - august - 13th Sunday after Pentecost, 2013. German service in Seabrook. 

2011 - October - What is Thanksgiving? - Pastor Thomas Vaga

2011 - May - End of Synod Church Service - Pastor Markus Vaga



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külastas Lakewoodi

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for an old organization

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2014-2015 Newsletter

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2015 - Elu pärast elu - 
õp. Uno Planki

2015 - Siimon Haamer

2015 - Ülestõusmisepüha

2015 - Vabariigi Aastapäevaks

2014 Taevaminemise 

2014 - Eesti Evangeeliumi Luteriusu Kirik Vaba Rahvakirik Paguluses ja Võõrsil

2014 veeb. - Vabariigi 

2013 sept. - Diakon-õpetaja 
kandidaat Gilda Karu

2013 august - Seabrookis  

2011 okt - Lõikustänu Püha

2011 juunil - Isadepäeval

2011 mai - Sinodite lõpp



2015 - Impossible to Believe - Martin Luther

2014 The Ascension of Christ

2013 august - 13th Sunday after Pentecost, 2013. German service in Seabrook. 

2011 Oct. - What is Thanksgiving?

2011 May - End of Synod Mtgs. 
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