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Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo October 4th 2005

Today the girl we met from Poland is going back home. We met her for coffee to say good-bye. I wrote her a short letter with some Bible verses I thought she might like. We are going to try to get her in touch with a girl from Jesus Revolution that is in Poland so she can get into a church there. Hopefully when we are in Poland next year she can come to some of the concerts and show us around her country. It was so cool being able to spend time with her and seeing how God touched her. I pray that she will continue in seeking Him. We had a teaching on water baptism right before we went to meet her and joked about seeing if she wanted us to baptize her in ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo October 3rd 2005

Since I’ve have been here I have been stretched many different ways; today was no different. I’ve learned to dance, act like and animal and today I was forced to write a poem and share it with the rest of my class. I am pretty sure I have not attempted to write a poem since I was in middle school (haiku perhaps). Our topic was about God’s love for us and so we were told to write a poem expressing our love to Him. So I thought I would share with you my attempt at expressing my love for Jesus through a poem. Keep in my I only had 15 minutes! Thank You for a love I do not deserve A love my mind does not fully comprehend But a love You so freely give and ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo October 1st 2005

Well today I was planning on cutting my hair but it is rainy & cold outside so instead I am sitting by a window in the house on a couch catching up on my blog (that is why I’ve posted so many entries at once). As I was writing the entry for yesterday one of the guys from my team came up to me and told me something so I wanted to go ahead and share it with you before I forget. Last night right after I got off the phone talking to a friend some people were playing cards and one of the guys from my team said his neck was aching. I asked him if he had prayed for God to take away the pain. He said he had not. I told him that ... read more
Aker Brygge right before sunset
Aker Brygge right before sunset
Some of the guys at Deli de Luca Cafe

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo September 30th 2005

One of the things I have failed to mention about Jesus Revolution that is really cool is that they are founded on prayer. We pray corporately at least once a day (sometimes more). Usually praise & worship/prayer lasts one hour but today it lasted 2.5 hours. It is so wonderful to be somewhere that God is really the focus, seeking Him, loving Him, praising Him, interceeding on behalf of others. We even prayed for our fellow Christians. Especially those who go to church on Sunday yet keep the gospel for themselves. We have such an awesome gift but we are not supposed to keep it for ourselves just to build ourselves up. We are supposed to share it with everyone. And it is such an urgent message. I pray for God to reveal that to you! ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo September 30th 2005

Today we had our weekly team meeting. I also found out our tour schedule has changed (I am sure one of many to come). Now instead of going to Greece we are going to Siberia (that is such a radical change - it sounds like a punch line to a joke or something). I am actually excited though b/c never in my life did I think I would go to Siberia (I don’t know why but I am excited to be used as God’s instrument there). We may still try to go to Greece and Turkey during an off day hopefully. Okay back to describing the team meeting: Our team leader had each of us put on blind folds and cd players so we couldn’t hear. Then we had to hold on to a long stick ... read more
Team East
Team East
Team East

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo September 28th 2005

Even though I do know I hear from God through His word I just want more. I think that is good, we should all have a desperate heart for Him. Anyway today during our praise & worship/prayer time I was just crying out to God that I wanted more, I want Him, more of Him, to hear Him, to know Him. It seems so simple but I felt like He was impressing on my heart to “keep going, to keep stretching.” I am in the right place right now. He wants me to keep going after Him, keep letting Him stretch me and keep asking Him for more. He does not want me ever to be complacent in my relationship with Him but to be constantly seeking for more. Reaching for God is the one area ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo September 28th 2005

We had a really cool teaching Wednesday night on children's mininstry. It was such a great perspective on children. The couple that spoke have a ministry out of Guatamala focused on children. They were talking about how people don't really aspire to be children's ministers but only use it as a stepping stone but how incredibly important it is. The children truly are the future. He said the reason revivals happen but die in that particular generation was because the fire is not passed to the children. He said God can work just as mightly through a child as an adult, that there is no such thing as a 5 year old Holy Spirit. The same power that an adult that is filled with the Holy Spirit has is the same in a child. When he ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo September 27th 2005

I’ve really enjoyed spending time in God’s word each day. It is just wonderful growing in Him and so I’m just going to share with you various versus that have spoken to me or stood out lately. Below is a good quote I read about the important of studying God’s word and spending time with Him. J. I. Packer writes, “The world becomes a strange, mad, painful place and life in it a disappointing and unpleasant business, for those who do not know God. Disregard the study of God and you sentence yourself to stumble through life blindfolded, as it were, with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you. This way you can waste your life and lose your soul.” In my quiet time I find the knowledge of God that makes ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo September 26th 2005

We had some great teachings last week I want to share with you some of the highlights. Paul The first teaching was on the lifestyle of Paul. What I really loved about that teaching was that the teacher said that the lifestyle of Paul should be what is normal for each & every Christian. Usually when we think of Paul we think, “Oh he was such a great man of God” but see him more as the super Christian. Instead we should aspire to live exactly like Paul - not see him as above what we should reach for, but exactly what we should mimic in our lives. Remember what Jesus said “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things ... read more

Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo September 23rd 2005

Today was the second day of “Taste of Heaven.” It seems like it is just getting harder for me to talk to people. I usually initiate the conversation with “do you speak English?” but it goes downhill from there. Today I spoke with some really negative people and had some other strange conversations. It really makes me tired speaking to so many people. It frustrates me because I know the message I have to give is so important. Just the other day when I was having my PT I was reading about Paul and how he boldly without hindrance preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 28:31). And how the Bible says whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did. We say we are Christians, we take ... read more




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