From April 1-3, 2022, Rev. Andrei Antonov, senior pastor of the Lutheran Church of Sortavala, Karelia, and some of the church members visited a sister congregation in Finland—the Lutheran Church of Virrat. On the way, they also visited their church’s old friends—former senior pastor Rev. Antero Paananen in Pieksämäki and Rev. Jussi Pitkänen in Savonlinna.