Thursday, February 14, 2013


Nick and I arrived in Istanbul, Turkey just a few days ago. We are getting ready to receive a group of 30 Finnish young people here for a 6-day Youth Missions Trip. This amazing pack is made up mostly of teens and young adults from our Greater Grace church in Helsinki. We look forward to what God will do in the hearts and minds of these precious people as they take a big step out of their "comfort-zone". Keep this great endeavor in your prayers.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

our first church building

Under this little smoke-hut located outside the mall in central Lahti we have had some amazing connections with people. It's sort of become our first unofficial church building. Not the most luxurious edifice one may conclude, but I've come to love it. People of all types, mostly young people, come here to chill and chat... as well as smoke, obviously. It provides us with a place where, no matter what the weather, we can converse and connect with the locals. We pray that God will use our words and lives to draw these folks to Him.