Today our ship docked in Tallin, Estonia. Estonia is a former Soviet republic that gained their independence when the Soviet Union fell in 1991. The country joined the Europian Union in 2004.
Patsy, Ben, Daddy, and I were met at the port by Jakob Remmel, who is a missionary that Patsy and Ben’s church supports. He is a native Estonian and planted the 3D Church in Tartu that has a second campus in Tallin.
Jakob took us on a tour of Tallin that started with the Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia. This is essentially the Presidential residence. It was a striking pink structure that was built in 1938, and located in a beautiful park area outside of town. Since Estonia has a parliamentary government, the president is selected by the Parlaiment.