We left Iluisaat and stayed the weekend in Aasiaat. On Monday we flew out to Qeqertarsuaq...in other words this place is called Disko Island. :) The name is pretty
awesome and so was our experience. The team said it was the best of all weeks experienced during this outreach. Truly it was.
The first week the team and I reached out in the form of street evangelism. Erik, Team leader, contacted some evangelical nuns in Germany who had translated encouragements, prayers, and Bible verses into Greenlandic. This was such a blessing seeing that Greenlandic is NOT on Google translator! LAME.
We handed these out to many people, some receiving with gladness. Others probably threw them away the next time they came near a trash can, BUT, as long as they
started thinking about our heavenly Father, the time and paper was well spent.
The next week was the most intense week ever! I absolutely loved it! The few Christians
that were there wanted to have a meeting with the community. So, to some team member’s fear we committed to this project. We decided to have meetings for six days in a row. Each night we would have worship, a devotion, and prayer. We made posters and hung them up around the town. I think there were about 5000-7000 people living there.
When walking around and seeing Gods amazing creation we would invite people we met on the street to come at 7:00. The Meetings were amazing! The attendance ranged from
20 to 30 people. All of these stuffed in a small town hall, where we were sleeping.
The first evening was focused on the Gospel! Else, from Finland, and I gave a clear
presentation of the Gospel message. Oh the wonder of our Savior that He would
let me do this to the far-reaches of the Earth! The rest of the week different
team members spoke. The themes were two nights of "being a disciple",
a prayer meeting, Tiaze, (Taize is a french monestary. It is with really pretty singing ,
bible reading, praying and quiet time. In the end we partake in communion. This
type of meeting style is from that monestery so that is why it is called taize. I
have some of the music on my MP3. Very pretty.) and a wonderful community dinner.
During these two weeks I saw God working in our team’s lives and the lives of the
Greenlandic people. The encouragement we left with them was the hope of them to
get together by themselves as the Church of Christ. This was the great passion our
team had as we were leaving.
To finish this week our helicopter canceled and we had to suffer and stay in a hotel.
Each of us had our own room and bathroom and shower! Let me tell you not being
able to sleep on the floor in Aasiaat was such a disappointment. ;) This night, I am sure, God was giving us a gift. Oh, it was WONDERFUL!
Our trip home was delightful too. We stopped in Copenhagen at a hostel enjoying the warm weather and then jumped to Norway. All in all a smooth quick trip back!
Thank you for all the prayers as I was on this mission trip. Don’t worry, I have many
more stories, and I am sure will be sharing them the rest of my life.
SO this week at Nordtun we have teaching about Spiritual warfare. Very Enlightening I must say. This week is challenging and making me think about things that have never come to mind before. WOO! KNOWLEGDE!
This weekend the base will be heading out to our mini-outreaches that we
started last semester. Compared to main outreach this will be cake. yum! To remind all those who have forgotten this amazing place, two other students and I took a drive south from here to a town called Nesna. This semester we have a schedule all worked out. This prepared before we even set foot on Nesna soil. It is wonderful to have a schedule! WOoo! I will give a update on how the week went when I get back.
The week after that is an outdoor adventure week! This time the theme is SNOW CAVING! This includes building a snow cave! SKIING! and trying to keep warm for a couple nights. Brrr. I am sure parents will appreciate prayers of safety for this week.
Guess WHAT! Only two more months until I see most of you guys again! WAAAA!
Crazy right? I know! If you want to see me at the airport you can talk to mom and
dad about the time and give me an amazing welcome home song or dance or
something. Hehehe. I want to thank all those who sent me packages and
encouragements over the beginning of this year. I shared some of the candy with
my fellow students, who as you could probably guess, were extremely
I can’t wait to see everyone! Until then, I am still keeping busy learning and
working in the name of the Jesus Christ my Savior.
Deuteronomy 31.6 "Be Strong and of good courage. Do not be fear nor be afraid of them for the Lord, your God, He is the one who goes with you. He will never leave you, nor forsake you. " <-- WOOO!