Since 1992 Estonian Christian Ministries has sent men and women to Estonia
to build a dynamic network of Christian radio stations.
Until 1991 Estonia, located near Finland,
Sweden and Latvia, was occupied by the Soviet
During the summer periods there is: construction work,
helping in Churches and cooking to be done. Both skilled and unskilled
Besides construction work and cooking for the teams,
all short term missionaries have also had the opportunity to be involved
one way or another with personal, street and/or mass evangelism in churches,
on the radio, divorce recovery, abortion or various women’s and
men’s seminars, music, youth ministries, teaching English classes,
prison ministries, counseling, visiting retirement homes, sharing humanitarian
and medical aid, etc.
Short Term Missions
2005 Reconstruction and completion of
updated Denver Studio for remote broadcasting
2003 Summer missionaries from
St. Croix, VI helped with construction of Otepää Covenant Church's New
Sanctuary to almost completion
- Short term mission team from New Jersey, St. Croix,
VI continued work on the Otepää Covenant Church Construction.
2001 Otepää, Tallinn and Kavastu
- Summer mission builders from Sweden, Minnesota,
Colorado and East and West Coast of USA worked on Otepää Covenant
- Repaired Tallinn Studio building and did construction
in the basement.
- Kavastu AM antenna rebuilt and 50000 W AM Transmitter
donated by Blue Ridge Broadcasting to Estonian Christian Ministries.
2000 Colorado and California teams began
construction of Kavastu AM antenna and transmitter building.
1999 Tartu and Tallinn
- Teams from California and Colorado, along with
a local contractor built and wired new studio's for broadcast expansion
in Tartu, Estonia. Workers represented the US, Estonia and New Zealand.
- A team from Colorado worked on the Radio House
in Tallinn and the broadcast antenna housed in the Oleviste Church
in 'Old Town'.
- Additional repeater stations were added to cover
areas previously blocked by terrain.
1998 Tallinn Family Radio - 89.6 Mhz
1998 Kuressaare Family Radio - 89.0 Mhz
- A local contractor with heads and teams from Colorado
and California replaced the garage and added several new studios,
office space and staff lounge above the new garage.
1997 Tallinn Family Radio - 89.6 Mhz
- Major expansion and construction by summer mission
team from Denver of the studio space and equipment upgrades.
1996 Tartu Family Radio - 89.0 Mhz
- A local contractor along with summer mission’s
teams from Colorado and California remodel Rev. Meiusi’s old
home in Tallinn into a modern radio studio..
- ECM added a new transmitter and antenna on top
of the Oleviste Cathedral to increase Gospel coverage.
- ECM installed repeater stations in Haapsalu at
Jaani Kirik (Church) 89.4 Mhz and near Rakvere 88.9 Mhz on the Viru-Jaagupi
Lutheran Church a few km away.
1995 Kuressaare Family Radio - 89.0 Mhz
- Erected 400 ft tower and added more a more powerful
transmitter to improve coverage. Improved and doubled the studio floor
space and built a class room/studio for radio school. Several short
courses have already been conducted with instructors from HCJB and
our local staff and in conjunction with HCJB, World Radio Missionary
Fellowship and Tartu Family Radio.
1994 Tartu Family Radio - 89.0 Mhz
- ECM summer missions team erected a 350 ft tower
next to the Church Endel's grandfather started and pastored.
1993 Kuressaare Family Radio - 89.0 Mhz
- Built third station in Evangelical seminary and
started broadcasting from a small transmitter and antenna mounted
on the roof of the seminary.
- ECM and local men built a second station in Zion
Church and started test broadcasts in 93. Initiated regular broadcasts
1992 Tallinn Family Radio - 89.6 Mhz
- Installed transmitter in prior KGB facility in Oleviste
Church, placed antenna on 400 ft steeple of Oleviste Church and built
small studio in old funeral chapel. The first broadcast station of
Estonian Christian Ministries.
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