Testimony of Elise Nora & U.S. visits


Elise Nora is a volunteer at Home of Hope and is helping to organize Worship Nights. She is also arranging youth work at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church across the street from our center. Here is her story.


Since on November 15 of this year we have to pay off the mortgage of Home of Hope, we need to invite many people to help us to move towards fulfilling this goal together. That is why we have planned several trips to the U.S. this year.

Siimon was visiting North and South Carolina, Texas, Oregon, Washington State and California in the end of February and beginning of March.

On April 24 Siimon started his second trip, during which he will visit North Carolina, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Pennsilvania.

Here is the itinerary of Siimon:

April 27, 5:30 pm

Hosanna! Lutheran Church

36W925 Red Gate Rd, St Charles, IL

April 28, 10:30 am

Calvary Lutheran Church

19 Perry Rd, Lee, IL

April 29, 6:30 pm

Ascension Lutheran Church

901 County Road V, Fond du Lac, WI

April 30, 6:30 pm

St. John’s Lutheran Church

State Highway 13, Spencer, WI

May 1, 9:30 am

Discover Church Network

1400 81st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN

May 1, 7:00 pm

Hope Lutheran Church

1667 Frank Ave SE, Huron, SD

May 5, 8:15 am

St. Paul Lutheran Church

250 Trinity Rd, York, PA

Siimon with Pastor Martha Nelson at Calvary Lutheran of Lee, IL on April 28.

Mattias starts his trip on May 1. This time he is traveling separately from Siimon and with his wife Hetek. Mattias goes primarily to the churches where we have already good partnership and Siimon goes primarily to the new places where partnerships needs to be established.

Mattias and Hetek will form a lovely little band and the joy of their singing together will be shared with everyone who attends these meetings. They start their trip from Denver and will drive from there to Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota.

Mattias and Hetek Haamer

Here is the itinerary of Mattias and Hetek:

May 5, 9:30 am

Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church

7060 Ponderosa Dr., Parker CO

May 6, 6:00 pm

Bethel Lutheran Church

704 West Ave., Holdrege, NE

May 7, 7:00 pm

Bethany Lutheran Church

50 S 3rd St., McCallsburg, IA

May 8, 7:00 pm

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

601 Isabella St, Radcliffe, IA

May 9, 5:00 pm

Faith Lutheran Church

335 Main St. S., Hutchinson, MN

May 12, 8:30 am

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

201 lda St E, Garfield, MN

You are welcome to attend these meetings if the time and place are convenient for you. Additionally we have several private meetings with pastors and lay leaders in different churches.


This year our big challenge is paying off the Home of Hope’s mortgage by November 15, 2024. $941,839 still needs to be paid. Every donation is meaningful in this journey.

Home of Hope, which was founded in 2019, has given Estonians a lot of hope in these few years. We have seen that there are people in our country who are looking for God. Through the activities of the Home of Hope, we also reach those people who have not dared to enter the church door. We need help to pay off the mortgage and continue our work for generations to come. See more at tatest.org/story.

At the moment we have $6,000 in the matching fund. Every donation made to the Home of Hope will be doubled from this grant. We are grateful for additional donations to the matching fund in order to encourage others to give their support. If you want to contribute to this, please contact me by writing to siimon.haamer@teoloogia.ee.

We are very grateful to all supporters and we pray that by giving you will not be deprived, but that you may experience God’s special blessing.

Please pray for us!

God bless you,

Pastor Siimon Haamer

President of Tartu Academy of Theology