Wednesday, October 31, 2012
We have been in Lofoten for two weeks now, and we have had a great time! We have been working with Klippen church as well as the youth at Betel, in Leknes. We have had worship teaching, social nights and a worship concert as well as a dance workshop tuesday night, which I would like to share about. There was about 12 girls in the class, and I shared my heart about dance, had a prophetic dance class with them and taught them a choreography in the end. They were very inspired, and many people were encouraged by dancing they did over each other. This last friday we had a worship concert with the same youth group. I had a couple of dances and shared briefly about dance, and I noticed that some of the girls were dancing during the worship. When we were all done, one of the girls that were dancing came up and shared her testimony from the dance workshop. She told us how God had challenged her to dance that night, and started really encouraging and challenging other people to step out of their comfort zone! Other people gave similar feedback as well, and so it was amazing to see someone that really grasped it and applied it! So God is really up to something, and I think this is the beginning of a new level of freedom in this area! God has great plans for this place!
- Ester Frantzen
Friday, October 12, 2012
Here is a quick video for the days that we spent in Sula Frikirke. Check it out!
This past week, we have been in Kasfjord, by Harstad. This is a very special place, and we have a lot of expectations to what God is going to do here. We have spent a lot of time working with and connecting with a worship team here, and that is our main focus during this time. Mary and the pastor John Erling put the team together earlier this spring in March, and they have been practicing since then. As well as leading worship in the church here, we have had many worship nights for the youth here, and God is definately up to something in several of these youths!
On saturday, we went to Borkenes (the neighboring village) where we had a dance workshop and a worship service with the congregation. God healed several people, both on the inside and outside! it was a great night. This coming weekend, we are going go to Rivermont for a youth camp. We are responsible for the worship there, and we are really looking forward to this. We think God wants to do great things during this camp!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
We just got finished with a week of ministry in this beautiful small village of Ørnes through teaching worship seminars, worship concerts, & hanging out with the youth there.
Every place we go we ask God what is on His heart for the area and how does God see each place. We believe Norway is dear to God’s heart & each place reflects a unique attribute & side of His glory, His nature, His character. It’s like we are on a treasure hunt to see God’s glory. Our team was praying at the beginning of the week I saw a picture of a clam shell and the sun shinning upon it. As the sun shined upon it, it started to open and as it gradually opened there was just enough of a crack to see a peak inside. I felt the Lord’s heart say “Ørnes is my precious pearl.” As we look at the face of the Son, Jesus Christ, & lift Him up in our worship, hearts will open up & the great treasure & precious pearl will be shown through the people in Ørnes. When they discover their worth to God, His glory will shine bright.
- Mary Elizabeth Vorrath