This month has gone fast. August is soon over and that means that the fall is here. The days are getting darker and the weather starts to get colder soon. Some people like the fall season with the trees changing their colors but I prefer sunshine and warm weather. Over the last years I have realised that I am no longer young. Even if it does not get really cold it feels colder for each year. Last week I turned 47 and since the age of 34, everything is just grace. Everyday I wake up is a new day in my new life. I would not be here if it wasn’t for Jesus.
We have been working on converting our old garage into a studio, office, prayer room or chapel. It does not matter what we call it. The room will be dedicated to the ministry and for creating music. I also need space since we are going to take up the work with the Life in Him TV programs. We start broadcasting new episodes in January 2020. We decided to stay on YouTube and social media so we can reach as many as possible. I had enough of christian TV. I realise today that the original idea and concept did change when the TV stations wanted to do changes. It also became more challenging and took more time to produce so that is the main reason we laid down the work a couple of years ago. Since then we have met many new brothers and sisters who are going to share what Jesus have done in their lives. When we travel we always meet interesting people with touching life stories.
When we share what Jesus have done in our lives we are giving hope to other people. Usually people can relate and realise that Jesus also can change their lives. An open and repentant heart is all it takes for God to show up.
September 20th and 21st I am doing two special benefit concerts together with my cousin Ann-Katrine Burman. She is celebrating 40 years as an artist this year. The idea of doing this is not only to raise funds for the upcoming missions trip to the USA. The most important thing is to draw people to come and listen so that they can be touched by The Holy Spirit.
NEW ALBUM & USA
It has sure been exciting to work on the new ”Rock Force One” album. We are about to be ready. Last week Mikko Rintanen played pianos and organs. Maria Stratton started to record the background vocals on some of the tracks. Her beautiful voice gives a nice flavour and color to the music. Our own hit machine Janne Hyöty have been mixing and when listening to the mixes I can honestly say that I am proud of what we have accomplished. The best record so far. Lots of rock and roll with an important message.
September 27th we are releasing the single "Preacher Man”. The official release date for the full album is set to October 13th and then we kick off our missions trip in the USA at Reach Church in Fort Pierce, Florida. That will also be the official release party. The best possible place to start the tour and release the album.
That is the start of a 57 day long missions trip. We already have 20 days filled with outreach and visits at detox clinics, recovery centers and a few churches. The main events this trip are Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, FL, The Lone Star Rally in Galveston,TX and The Daytona Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach, FL. We are still filling out dates and it is going to be a busy trip. We are very excited about this one. There is something in the air and only God knows what is going to take place.
We have a total budget of 5900 € for the 57 days. We have already raised 725 € so we have a start. IF we manage to raise as much as possible before we leave we can focus 100% on why we are there. It is not a holiday trip, it is all about meeting people where they are and telling them about Jesus. The music is a perfect tool. With the word of God and my testimony it becomes a complete package. We trust in God as He is good!
God Bless You All!
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