What a week we've experienced in Leknes, Lofoten!
We came back to partner again with Klippen Menighet. We Also partnered with TX Vikings (http://www.txvikings.com//) who were invited by the same church. TX Vikings is a ministry where they travel around Scandinavia and Europe. They visit and speak at shools, in order to prevent drugs, alcohol and violence. They do events where they present Jesus and the gospel in a very creative way as they do stunts that include fire and breaking of rocks etc... So we had the privilege of ministering with them, praying for people as around 35 people wanted to receive Christ in their hearts after the show. Out of those people many were youth, and the church is eager to welcome those and help them go further and disciple them.
We enjoyed to continue to work with the youth worship team that was founded back in November when we were here visiting. 3 of these joined us on the missions trip to Germany & Czech Republic and it was great to see the change in them, how they had grown from their experiences with God and from ministering to people. Also, musically they have grown a lot! Two of the youth who gave their lives to the Lord the other night have already joined the worship team so that's very exciting!
Something we recognized in Klippen Menighet was the love they show each other. Just like last time we were here we were welcomed into their church family right away! The church is built on prayer and it's been very inspiring to see their hungry hearts and join hearts with them in their prayer meeting as well as in an evening of worship together and social time of connecting with new people. Matthew 6:33 says "seek first God's kingdom and righteousness and everything else will be given to you" and this beautiful congregation has really come to a place of valuing God's presence more than anything on the earth. I (Amelia Joy) was challenged by this, and by the picture one man had from God: The train is coming soon, and it's not waiting for us. The meaning of it is that Jesus is coming soon and on that day, will we as His bride be ready for His return? Will we be able to say, on that day, that we know Him? These are questions that I have been pondering, to make sure that I have my priorities right... Do I value what I do for Him and being a good servant, more than what I do with Him and first and foremost being His child, letting Him love on me?
It is very clear that this beautiful group of Islands, Lofoten, has a special place in God's heart. The nature is incredible (for instance the most beautiful beach in Norway is in Lofoten) so God wanted to show off when He created it :)