The boxes added up quickly as I am sure you can relate too. I haven’t lived here quite 3 years, but of course stuff multiplies. There are movers here loading up a truck which I will meet again Wednesday morning in Stockholm. The transition is here. Please continue to pray for this time. The church sent me off well yesterday with a gift of a signed T-shirt from our Luleå women’s basketball team…which are one of the best in Sweden! It was a complete surprise. The Lord has provided amazing friends, community and experiences as I have had the opportunity to serve here. I am looking forward to seeing how the different groups will continue the work. Please continue to pray for them!
Luleå’s climate will be missed. The darkness was something to get use, but I have loved the snow. Here is a recent early morning of fresh snow falling that turned into a beautiful sunny day where you just want to go sit in the sun. I do not think I would have ventured to this area of the world and I am thankful God brought me here. Northern Scandinavia is a beautiful land! There will be plans to make visits back over the year to keep up with the relationships and encourage the work. I am thankful it is only an hour flight away.
Thank you for your prayers in the transition as I continue to say good-bye as well as the need to start in a new place!