Once a month on Thursdays, I get to coteach a class to those that believe God is challenging them to step out in faithto start something new. With only 1.6% of the population of Stockholm part of a local church, it is obvious we are in need of more churches. Our class of about 15 will hopefully be joined by some Americans next summer forming three to four distinct teams. Tonight’s topic is lifestyle evangelism. Please pray for us as we look to see where and how God is inviting us to step forward with new projects!
A visit to Luleå
After six months since my move to Stockholm, I had the opportunity to visit Luleå. Reconnecting with friends, visiting each group I had been part of, and enjoying what God is up to was the focus of the visit. Our house church still exists and is growing. The leaders are figuring out what it means to lead and trust the Holy Spirit. They continue to be committed to seeking God and to caring for each other. I am learning how to support and coach from a distance. This coming weekend there is a core group of them stepping away to pray and fast seeking God together. Please join me in how God continues to build a foundation that will lead to movement.
Ready to worship
I have just met up with my friend Caroline Hultmar, who I have known since my first trip to Luleå in 2009. We are attending a conference entitled AWAKEN EUROPE. Giving praise to our King and making Him known in Sweden. Thousands have gathered and we are getting ready to kick off with Bethel leading us in worship. I feel that I have shown up thirsty and thankful to join brother and sisters from around the country.
Caroline graduated from university in January and has been working as a nurse. She has given notice to her work and apartment in Uppsala in order to move here in February. She already has a new job and will look to live with me. I have been thankful to watch the Lord use Caroline in many ways starting groups and sharing Christ with her peers. She is a natural leader and is joining our vision to see the least reached have the opportunity to hear. Pray for us to have provision of an apartment in the area we believe God has invited us to join Him in starting new churches (Hjulsta/Tensta area).