It is official I will be joining the church in Sweden on January 26th. My departure date is January 25th but I do not land until the 26th. I'm overly excited and can't wait to see what God is going to do. I pray that I will be a blessing in whatever way possible. By the email I received from Sister Smith, the Pastor's wife in Stockholm, I will most likely be spending a lot of time in the Word with people. Praise God though I love to teach Bible Studies and pray that souls would be changed and strengthen by the Word! :)
The country of Sweden is around 9 million and is similar in size as California. When I looked into the number of churches in the UPCI in the district of California I was able to count around 197 churches. This could be less or more depending on the changes in the last year. In this my heart breaks as I realize that there is only one church and one daughter work of my knowledge in the country of Sweden. However, God has a plan for Sweden or I wouldn't be going there. My burden for Sweden runs deep and my love for the people is strong for not knowing them.
My true desire is to watch souls saved at the wonderful power of God and know that will happen as for when the Lord is present all things are possible. Brother and Sister Smith are doing an amazing job in Sweden as I have seen pictures and read website information about their growing church. God is going to bless this country and with no doubt I can't wait to be a part. With the help of this godly couple I pray that we may reach out into the community in the way they feel is fit for the people of Stockholm and Falun.
I can't wait to go to the field but ask for a prayer of protection as I'm out there. Please also pray for the souls of Sweden. God is going to do mighty things! You can have a part of this trip!
I will try to update you often through my blog. I won't be able to write everyone as that is just to much. So please stay tuned as I plan to us this as my tool while I'm out.
May God Bless you all richly in the new year! 2010 is going to be powerful and I can't wait to see the witness that Jesus will have.