Saturday, May 23, 2009

Onward

So my season here in Finland has come to an end. What amazing memories. What amazing people. What an amazing God. It has been a trip like none other here and it's tough to leave a place like this. Souls have been saved, bible studies started, prayers answered...God has truly done amazing things during this time in my life and here in Finland. Finland is in my heart for good. It will be amazing to see what God does here in these last days through this ministry and others alike. The Word of God runneth very swiftly (Ps. 147:15) and, as it has free course in us and through us (II Thess. 3:1), it will change many. 

These last few weeks have been amazing. Our student outreach team (Kati, Jouni, Lauri, Miia, Johanna, Kirsi, Elvis (not Presley), Saija, Hanna, Me, and many more), had a great time Thursday and Friday night. On Thursday we passed out these Gospel CDs (containing Pastor Schaller's message, "What is Man?", a gospel message in Finnish by Pastor Juha, and Matt Roberge's song, "Is it True?") to about one hundred students in a student housing complex in the center of town, with tracks and invitations as well. The response was unbelievable. People loved it and it sparked great conversation amongst the curious students. Then, on Friday, we had our very first "Vertical Link Helsinki" meeting in the Helsinki University. We had an amazing time there with about twenty of us just praying, preaching, fellowshipping together and with some students afterward. We met one girl who had received a cd from us the night before. She said that she had listened to it and called her mother, who is a believer, to talk about the message. The Word truly does run very swiftly. Who knows whose lives are affected and how many prayers are answered when we go forth, not knowing what we're doing, and preach the gospel. Only God knows where His Word runs to. All I know is that it has run into my heart and is making it's way to many more through the breaking of the vessel. 

For you in Helsinki, me, on my way to Stockholm, Sweden and Berlin, Germany, and all those reading this: ONWARD. DON'T LOOK BACK. DON'T BE SENTIMENTAL ABOUT YOUR NATURAL LIFE. MOVE FORWARD IN FAITH. 

"And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you."   Joshua 3:5  

2 comments:

Pilvi said...

AWESOME

Elena said...

Amazing! Soulwinning with cd-s! Wow, that is a great way to speak to people and they get to remember what the conversation was about! Thw Word has power to redeem!