Yesterday I arrived in Skövde, a city in the south of Sweden between Stockholm and Gothenburg. The Rwamamara’s are a family that we became close with in Luleå these past four years as we labored together and sought to see others come to know Jesus. A year ago they relocated south for work…or really because God had other plans in mind. I am here with two elders from Riverbend, Jason and Mike, and will be joined by a couple from Germany, the Goerings who were the family I stayed with earlier this year, tonight. This weekend we will be discussing the plans of church planting here and what it could look like. It is excited to explore how God would move us forward and learn how to impact this city for the glory of God. This morning we got to explore an old church and the ruins of an old monastery built in the 1100s. Hearing more of the christian history of this country creates a deeper curiosity to learn as well as discover how the gospel can be sown and a new generation of faith can be realized.
But that’s not all! Monday after I leave Mike and Jason in Stockholm I will get to travel to a couple of more places (Uppsala, Stockholm, Gothenburg) getting to reconnect with some that have moved from Luleå. We will have time to catch up and see how God is at work in and through them in their new seasons. I will also get to connect with others that have been church planting in Sweden. Some just a few years while others for over 20! I am excited to learn and get insights from their experiences!!!
Please pray as I travel that the visits would be fruitful, I would be an encouragement to those I get to meet and that I would be able to learn as much as possible. That we would be seeking how God is at work here in Sweden and how He is inviting us to join Him!