Thursday, March 29, 2012

the king's table

Here are some photos from a recent fundraiser dinner that our youth ministry put on to raise money for our trip to Israel next spring. The night was a real success. We had about 20 young people on our staff and they did a great job from start to finish. We served 46 people, many were from our church, some were visitors. It was a great time. God has really blessed our church with such amazing young people.

Monday, March 19, 2012


We had a great time, the week before last, in Budapest, Hungary at the annual GGWO European Conference. It was so rich to see over a thousand of our brothers and sisters who labor so diligently all over the world. What a privilege it is to live this life for Christ. It's not always easy, but it is always rich and satisfying. We know in whom we have believed, there is nothing greater than that. The main questions of life have been answered, what more could I need?

This weekend we are having a big fundraiser dinner in our church called "The King's Table". It's being run by our Youth Ministry to raise money for our kids to have the opportunity to go to Israel next year. Keep this event in prayer.

Also, I am gearing up to go to Istanbul, Turkey for 3 weeks in April. Please keep this time in prayer, I am sure God will do great things during this spring.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


God is so good to us. He is always bringing the right people into our lives at the right time. This week we are having many visitors come to this awesome country. Today Pastor Steve DeVries arrives from Seoul, South Korea. He will be our guest speaker this weekend at our annual Missions Conference. We are looking forward to what God will do in our hearts and minds. He is in our midst and His power knows no limits.

For the past two weeks, our Hungarian friend Andras has been with us in the church here. He has been a real encouragement in many ways. Here he is enjoying his first "avanto" experience (a.k.a hole in the ice). He went further than I, rolling in the snow like some kind of polar creature. What would Finnish winter be like without such great activities?