Summarized by 'Erki Kiv'
Book of Mormon available in Estonian
Erki Koiv 23Jan00 D1
TALLINN, ESTONIA -- The long waited volume of Scripture in Estonian
(language belonging into Finno-Ugric group, related to Finnish and
Hungarian, spoken by about 1,000,000 people) is published. The Saints in
Estonia have been waiting for that day many years. Every year Christmas
were approaching people started to discuss about the Book of Mormon in
their native language. It has been a great achievement to read the
scriptures every day in a foreign language. For most Estonian members
the Finnish Book of Mormon was the source of their testimony. But there
were many who couldn't really read the foreign languages. It is hard to
imagine their joy!
Today at the Sacrament meeting Tarmo Lepp, Tallinn Estonia District
President, read the letter from First Presidency announcing the Book of
Mormon in Estonian. Following that he placed the first copy at the
pulpit for use by the following speakers. That was a day waited for so
long. People were thrilled with joy. At the special meeting held after
Sunday School, members were encouraged to read it and share with their
friends together with their testimony of it. Special testimony meeting
was held, were many being involved in the translation process testified.
It surely shows that the work will move on in this part of the Lord's
vineyard. The Estonian Saints are all thankful for our Heavenly Father.
This was a special gift introducing the new year - year 2000!