Hey everyone, here is a new update from the start of 2018!
From the 14-23 of January we had an amazing team from the Fire and Fragrance DTS in Kona Hawaii visiting us. During that week I went with them to a small town by the coast. The team got permission to share Jesus in normal classes with many different students at a Christian high school, where they invited the youth to come for an open meeting at a local church. We did not know what to expect for the meeting, but over 20 students came. The meeting was only some worship, testimonies, the gospel and a alter call. At least 2 people gave their lives to Jesus and some got some strong encounters with the love of God. «I didn’t believe what I saw when the team in such a simple and challenging way shared the gospel and saw such a fruit!» This is proff that the simple gospel is enough!
In the next weeks we will be discipling these youth together with the local church
Germany and Switzerland:
Steinar Lofnes and I attended the School of Awakening in Lorrach, Germany from the 24-26 of January. This was a school with focus on teaching, equipping and meant to inspire Evangelists to hold big campaigns/stadium events in the Western world. The entire event was arranged by Ben Fitzgerald and his team in Germany. They have earlier as many know arranged big evangelistic stadium events in Germany, Sweden and Czech Republic the last three years.
This school had a lot of good practical teaching, but the best thing about the whole conference was to be in God´s presence and to connect with evangelists from all around the world.
Testimony: The evening after the school was over, I went to another hotel in Basel, Switzerland. After I got my stuff settled in the room I went out to town to buy in some food in the nearby grocery store, there I saw a group of youth hanging out. I asked them in English mixed in with some few German words if they had any pain in their body. One of them said he had a broken bone in his foot, that he could feel pain in if he did a special movement. So I asked him if it was okay that I put my hand on his foot, and immediately he felt a difference! I did the same thing three times he felt no more pain in his foot. Because of this healing his friend said he had pain in his shoulders, so i just touched his shoulder and immediately he got totally healed. Then I got to pray for another youth in the group that had something to support his knee because of a injury. I asked him to check out his pain level when he moved it, then I prayed for him and asked him again to check out, and after 2-3 prayers he felt no more pain when he moved his knee.
From the 2-4 of February we had a youth weekend at a camp facility called Karihaug. We were so privileged to have a team from Veien Bible school with us lead by Trine and Glenn Ruben Furu Borgen. That weekend gathered youth from different places in our region, and it was wonderful to see everything God did in peoples lives.
We have had a lot going on, ( no surprise!) since the middle of January. We went to Alta to visit family, have had a YWAM team from Kona ( Fire & Fragrance DTS) visit us, Eimund went to the school of awakening in Switzerland, and I went to Switzerland just to have a fun with Eimund.
Then we had a wonderful team from Veien Bible School visit us, and help us have a youth weekend at a camp facility an hour away from Mo. A few days later, our good friend Sol-Marita came to visit us, then a few days after that we came to Bergen for the Missions conference that our church that send us out, Jesus Fellowship had. We are in Bergen for a few days now before going on a short missions trip to Belgium. We have been to Belgium a few times before with Veien and Nations Calling and are using our same contacts there, just going to a different place and taking one of our friends from the team in Mo with us. We´re excited to see what this trip will bring!