|Callam also spoke at an evangelistic worship service at the conference which was held in Tartu, Estonia’s second largest city, and declared how pleased he was “to see the intense and intentional focus on evangelistic work by the small union.”
He also preached at two worship services in the capital city of Tallinn and was interviewed by a Christian radio station and a Christian magazine. Discussions were also held with the president and general secretary of the Estonian Council of Churches (ECC) on Baptist and ecumenical affairs in Estonia. ECC president, Andres Põder, is archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Estonia, and Ruudi Leinus, a former general secretary of the Baptist union, is ECC general secretary.
Callam traveled to the parliament where he met with the country’s minister of religious affairs and updated him on Baptist life and work globally. In another meeting with a leader of the country’s parliament, the BWA leader shared with him the historical role played by Baptists in the Baltic state, a former Soviet Republic that regained its independence in 1991 after the breakup of the Soviet Union.
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