The Ahja Mission Center sees its aim in serving the whole of the surrounding area, offering help to all who need support. Through various events (seminars, lectures, concerts) efforts have been made to help young people, families and elderly people cope with all possible problems and difficulties in their lives. The Center offers the possibility to individuals and organizations to organize weekends, hobby groups, trainings and other events.

The Kärsa UMC is located a short distance from the village and it has no auxiliary rooms for expanding church activities. This was one of the reasons why the deserted building of a former sausage factory was purchased for the Mission Center in 1992. The purchase was possible with the help of the Larvik UMC of Norway and the Nashville District of the United Methodist Church. In 1993 remodeling and repairing of the building commenced.

Larvik UMC and Honefoss UMC of Norway have encouraged the start of the work with disabled people in Ahja. Since 1994 volunteers from the Bartlesville congregation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, have been a big help every summer. In the summer of 1996 a group from Mississippi, from the organization Volunteers in Mission, came to help. VIM-groups have helped to build and repair the building of the Ahja Mission Center as well as the church buildings of Kärsa and Räpina. Play grounds were also built for the children of the local county. Different events are often arranged for local children in order to play together and hear the good news about God’s love. The arrival of friends from the connecting congregation at Ahja has always been a reason of joy and excitement not only for the church members but for the whole community. It has been a long-term mission of love and caring.