It has been a great summer in Luleå. Many people are traveling in and out finding different ways to be refreshed. I have had the privilege of witnessing the birth of Zawadi, my friend Hilda’s first daughter. Zawadi means a gift in Swahili and she certainly is! Helping pack up an apartment, find ways to get more settled in my own, getting to share my testimony at church, camping with the girls are a few different memories I got to create these past few weeks. Then there were the prayer walks (when it wasn’t raining) and seeking God’s face in how He is leading us to share truth and grace to those far from God. Tuesday nights have been opportunities for simple church gatherings outdoors taking advantage of grilling and encouraging other believers to know Jesus deeper.
It has been exciting to explore ways to be intentional and strategic in seeing no place left in Sweden, not just Luleå. How do we continue to provide the equipping necessary to make impact in finishing the Great Commission? I am excited for the plans we have for intentional leadership/discipleship training this fall. We are also looking at strategic locations in Sweden to find key people to invest in and support new works.
Thankful for your prayers and constant support in seeing this happen! Some ways to pray:
- For boldness and courage for believers to take every opportunity opened to proclaim and share the truth and grace of Jesus Christ.
- For connection with those spiritually hungry to start new exploratory discussion groups that they would have eyes and ears to see and hear who Jesus says He is.
- Next week I will be traveling to a conference to connect with other European workers from United World Mission and discuss opportunities to intentional take steps to support work with the Diaspora people in this region of Europe. There are hundreds of people groups in hard to reach places that have flooded our cities In Europe and we have the opportunity to see the gospel go forth to these lands.
- For wisdom and discernment as we look to take next steps in seeing the vision come to pass! And be excited with me!!!! Let’s anticipate all that He will do in these coming weeks!