Thursday, October 25, 2012

open Lahti

I enjoyed seeing this phrase posted on a billboard outside the city where we have been ministering weekly over the past several months. I'm not sure whether it struck me more as an imperative or indicative statement. I like to think of it as both. We want God to "Open Lahti". Our hope is that His Word would run swiftly through this city, touching and impacting the lives of the precious souls residing within its borders. Just in the past few months we have seen that it is "Open Lahti". There has been many long conversations with people who seem hungry to hear more of this message of radical Grace and the Finished Work of Christ.

We are now in the process of looking for a place to have services. We already have a time and place set for our first annual Lahti Christmas concert. Let's pray that it will continue to be an "Open Lahti".

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Our team has been in Lahti almost every Saturday this fall. We have been amazed at the response of the people in this city. Every person we have approached has been willing to give us their time and listen to the words of Grace. It brings great joy to see how God is constantly preparing us for others, and others for us. We spent 15 minutes or so conversing with a young Finnish man, 23 years old, who gave us his number and is looking forward to spending more time with our team in the future. We had multiple connections during the day with other people who shared a similar openness to the gospel. We are continually praying and looking for a place where we can meet weekly. God is doing a great work in Lahti. Thanks for your prayers and support.