22 May 2007

A new season in life!

Seasons come and seasons go, chapters starts and they end. After about two years in Estonia, my time has come to an end. I actually left the country with all my stuff the 14th of Mai. It was sad of course to leave Estonia, which has become more likely my home. But I knew I had to face that day sooner or later. It has been a wonderful time in Estonia, where I have received a lot of experience. Experience in serving God, in helping people with different needs and seeing peoples lives changed! I am so thankful for God that He gave me the opportunity to work for His kingdom in Estonia. I know that this is just a brief start of what God has in store for the future. The time in Estonia has been a warming-up for the race to run! My time there has helped me to get focused for what life is about -to love and serve God will all of my heart and soul.

Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ Phil 3:8

I can write a lot more, but I won't have time for that. The future is bright and the best i yet to come. I am looking forward for what is waiting around the corner. I give you some picture that I've taken lately.

Monday, the 14th I left from Estonia towards Sweden for a conferance in Uppsala. On the picture from the left you see pastor Enar from Polva, on my left side, Joona from Finland and Andres.

I attended the Spring conferance with Ulf Ekman. I hava actually no words for how blessed it was. The theme for this conferance was "The spirit of prayer and the spirit of faith". Ulf Ekman preached out from Zechariah 12:10 that God wants to pour out His spirit of grace and prayer. During those days God led me into a more intimate fellowship with him. Or in other words, I received a new hunger to seek His face, not for prayeranswers, but to be with Him and rest in his presence. I want to quote from Isaiah 30:15

For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel:
"In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength."
But you would not,

To day we are so easily occopied with everything that is going on around us and we have problems with quiet ourselves down and be before God. But there is a great reward if we return to God and rest in in His presence. Look in verse 21

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

To day we need as never before to hear from God and walk where He wants us to walk. God is calling all of us into his fellowship and to stay close to him.

Here you see me with my dear sister, Lise. Together with a bunch of norwegians we celebrated 17th of May in Sweden. A new and good experience.

This was all for this time. To morrow I start to work on our boat to get it ready for the summer! Be blessed!!


Ole's Place said...

It was a joy to read about your missionary experiences in Estonia. May the Lord continue to bless you and use you as you are faithful to the calling He has placed upon you.

Anette said...

Hei din nordmann! Godt med litt updates fra seminaret. Ja, ny sesong for deg nu, men Gud er trofast alltid og leder steg for steg! Sol i Tartu om dagen, og VARMT! Ses te sommer'n :)