Here comes another update from us in the North! (Eimund)
Since last newsletter we have seen God bring some literally amazing breakthroughs.
The first weekend of Easter break we got an invitation to preach at a morning meeting in a youth camp an hour away. I shared my testimony of how God used me as a teenager to see healings and salvations in my middle school. And after I was done with my message I got the crowd of 50-60 youth to stand up with me and pray, while that happened I sensed God tell me to pray for the sick.
I ended up asking if there was anyone with any pain in their body, and eventually a girl came up that had little pain in her back. Then I got some youth to come forward to pray a short prayer of healing over her, and immediately after the prayer she got totally healed! Because of this healing another youth that was little farsighted came forward, we prayed a short prayer for him and he could immediately see better!
Then a girl with knee pain came forward, and a guy that was hard of hearing, and another man who couldn’t hear so well and had ringing in his both ears. So we got the whole crowd of youth to stretch out their hands and pray “in the name of Jesus be healed”. One by one they testified that they were totally healed in front of the entire crowd! This went on and we saw at least another youth that claimed he had ringing in his ears that was totally healed. We experienced that nearly everyone we prayed for in that meeting got healed!
These youth would never have experienced God in such a powerful way if I had only preached, what people need is an encounter with God!
Nesna 16 April: (Eimund)
April 16th Maria Kogstad (from our team) and I went to Nesna to reach out to the youth at the local Christian High School there. Every morning the school has a short chapel meeting with the youth where a brief message is shared. This time I got the chance to share my testimony and the simple gospel for the whole school.That was such a precious moment since this school has a big majority of non-believers! We as well are getting better connections with the students because we have visited so much, and in the evening we gathered a good group of youth for a meeting in a local church.
So the youth in Nesna is definitely hungry for Jesus, and we have the privilege to share him with them!
A few of us joined Eimund and Maria in Nesna for the meeting in the evening, and we got to meet some of the students that came. We just hung out with them, shared some of our real life with Jesus, had some really meaningful conversations and got to encourage many of them. Also, we just had fun playing music and being with them. It is really beautiful to have a place where youth know that they are welcome to come as they are, ask any kind of questions and that we can just share Jesus and our honest life with them and let them know that they are so valued.
Everyday testimony (Eimund)
Two weeks ago I went on a run in one of the nearby trails, and I ran by a couple with many dogs. I felt God told me that one of them had pain in their knees. So I asked them, and the man responded and said that was him, and he had been in serious pain the last days. Then I asked if I could touch his hand, and immediately he felt a difference! He got a little bit freaked out, but was not yet a hundred prosent healed so I got to touch his hand again and he got nearly hundred prosent healed. Then they thanked me and asked me if I was a healer, but then i got share that this is Jesus and that he longs for a relationship with them!
We have another team from the Fire and Fragrance DTS (YWAM) in Kona, Hawaii here right now, but we´ll fill you guys in on that in the next letter, that will be longer and with more pictures!
Eimund & Cassie