Just need to stop and give thanks

I am just working on some admin and am overwhelmed be God’s goodness and your generosity. In December I put out the prayer and ask for special gifts to help with finances…I mentioned the need would be about $6000. Thankful to generous hearts, an extra $6397 came in!

I also was praying through the list of 38 people who monthly sacrifice to give to make this ministry possible. I would not be here if it were not for you. And most of you have been with me since I began in 2008. You are all spread out living in different states but what a gift your friendship and partnership in the gospel means to me.

The spring/summer of 2021 I will be getting to do a state side road trip to visit as many of you as possible. Until then, please continue to let me know how you are doing, how I can pray and of course there is always the attempt of video chats! My door is open…feel free to visit SWEDEN!!!!

Kicking off 2020!

Recently I came across these truths during my time with Jesus:

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him. (Lamentations 3,21-24)

Isaiah was walking through the ruins of Jerusalem as the Babylonians had just finished destroying the walls and burning down the city, especially the temple. There remained but a remnant of people in the land. I can only imagine the devastation and anguish felt looking around at the external reality. YET, Isaiah was able to take his gaze off his surroundings and keep it on God and His reality. I give praise for the reality that this truth is what we stand on today. My prayer for you as you kick-off a new year is that your gaze would be on Him, His truth and you would experience His joy, hope and strength in a renewed way.

Ending out 2019 was a gift with family, but also a gift in how you continue to support this work. The extra one-time gifts, the prayers and notes of encouragement I received meant a great deal to me. Thank you for making this work possible.

What’s coming…

  • We will have 4 to 5 teams come within the next 6 months
  • Bible Study on the names of God found in the first five books of the Bible where Christians and non-Christians can discover who this God is together
  • More intention weekly prayer times gathering others to seek Him and intercede for these people
  • Starting research to learn how to equip rising leaders from other cultures with our different values and world views
  • Looking for a new roommate as Selina will travel back to Switzerland next week.
  • Super Bowl Outreach Activity – using NFL playoffs as a way to deepen friendship

Please join me in giving Him praise as He is faithful to do all and more then we can imagine and pray for us to be led by Him in every step!

Merry Christmas – End of Year Giving

Merry Christmas! Thankful for the joy this season brings. In Sweden, the first weekend of Advent is a kick-off with lights and stars and of course cookies! The word advent means the arrival of an important person, an anticipation of the Messiah to come! May these weeks be an opportunity to deepen to joy of the good news of salvation Jesus gave to us.

Reconciliation continues to be a growing topic in my heart. So many hearts are hurting because of misunderstandings or unresolved conflict that people have a hard time putting words to. Yet in Christ, it is possible. As ministers of reconciliation, may the Lord give us strength and perspective to be agents of reconciliation that many hearts would taste the freedom Jesus gave to us.

Praying for you and your families during this holiday season!

For those of you that asked…here is a direct link for any last minute giving.

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