IMG_0664LUKas stands for Luleå University Christians. A campus ministry made up of students from all over Sweden that here to study. I got to meet with the leadership team last weekend. We took the time to see what has taken place, build into one another to create a stronger team as well as step back and think about where are we going. It is amazing how we easily fill our time with good events and activities while forgetting which basket we were aiming for from the beginning. This group of students are hard workers, creative and desire to really grow. It has been great to get to know them this semester and find ways serve alongside one another.

Please pray for LUKAS. Pray that the leadership team would be united with the same vision. Finishing out the semester, they will have a few meeting Thursday night large group meetings, morning prayer a few times a week and an end of the year dinner celebration. Pray for opportunities to reach out and connect with classmates at a deeper level.

Discovering Jesus together

I just wanted to share a few opportunities that I get to meet with a community of people to fellowship, prayer, read and discuss the truths of the Bible. It never gets old! Some are learning about Jesus for the first time. Others have heard about Jesus and even have attended a church at one point in their lives, but are not sure what it means that God’s heart is to have a personal relationship. Then there are some that are just eager to learn and go deeper! So here are some of what and who. Please keep us in prayer!

7:08 – Saturday nights a group of college students and young professionals gather to seek God. We start at 7:08 taken from John 6:68 when Peter replied to Jesus, “Where would we go. You are the one that has the words of eternal life.” May God take this community of believers and empower them with confidence and boldness to be salt and light to their areas of influence for the gospel.

Hertsön Fellowship Group – Hertsön is an area of the city. This is an international group of some who have lived here for 35 years and others that have recently moved. We start around 15:00 and end when we end. It is lively. Last week a persian lady who is still not sure what to make of Jesus personally was engaged and eager to learn more about what the Bible has to say.

Wednesday Fellowship Group – another international fellowship group where families can gather and again discover more about who God says He is.

Those are some weekly intentional times of seeing people take closer steps to Jesus. Please pray for spiritual growth as each person discovers what it means to live out their faith. Please also pray Maria’s home group. Maria is an active member of Korskyrkan has had an influence in her family and neighborhood. Her home group is made up of families with young young children. Last night I got to hang out with them and share different ways to talk about God to others. There is a real hunger to feel more equipped with how to share God’s story. Pray for opportunities for them as well as that I could learn how to encourage them in being equipped.

Last Thursday night the campus group invited me to share some thoughts on student life and the word of God. We had a fun discussion from Mark 12 on what it meant to Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul and all your strength. Pray for these students what are wrestling with lifestyle choices they want to make.

Well there are some snap shots of some things going on! Thank you for the prayers!!!!!

A Typical Tuesday

Getting on my bike at 8 am, I head to my swedish class. Tuesdays my group spends the three-hour block with our mentor teacher. We give speeches, take tests and learn about random topics…at least it seems random to me. They obviously have a curriculum they cover over the course of the semester. My group is made up of at least 8 different nationalities and they have all moved to Sweden in the last 8 months. I am enjoying learning the language but it definitely makes my mind tired!

At 11:30ish I exit the building and head over to the university to have lunch with students. There is usually about 6 to 10 students that intentionally gather on Tuesdays to build connection throughout the week. I don’t know enough swedish to eavesdrop well, but it’s great to listen and learn. Or course, they always return to english to include me. I am excited to build deeper relationships with them. My goal on Tuesday afternoons is to be present on campus and available. From lunch, I take a prayer walk. Today I was alone, but I know as schedules allow there are students who will join me. Being able to intercede and seek how God is at work on this campus is an important part of my day. Continue reading A Typical Tuesday