Area: 45,215 sq km
Northernmost of the three Baltic states. Separated from Finland to the north by the Gulf of Finland.
Population: 1,339,459 Annual Growth: -0.11%
Official language: Estonian; Russian is still common Languages: 18 All languages
Largest Religion: Non-religious
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Christian education and formation remain essential. Preparing believers, both clergy and laity, for effective Christian living becomes more important as Estonia changes. Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist and Pentecostal seminaries or Bible schools all train pastors and lay Christians. Module-based correspondence courses are proving helpful in preparing believers in biblical faith and in an effective Christian life and witness.
Ministry to minorities. Specific outreach is needed for the large Russian population, with whom reconciliation is still a point for prayer. Pray also for the gospel to be shared with the Tatar Muslims, the Jews and the growing minority groups in Estonia.
For an additional 6 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Estonia.