The times are getting more weird for each day. We are facing another lockdown in parts of Finland as the Covid-19 keeps to spread. We have now lived with this for one year and I personally wonder when we are going to be back to normal. God allows this for a reason and its a season to be out preaching Jesus. Still hoping to get back to normal...
We left home for our eight hour ride up to Pello, Lappland where we stayed for some days. We were out on our snowmobiles meeting people. From there we continued to Ylläsjärvi where we had a really blessed and cozy service in a log cabin with an open fire. Our brothers had invited some people to come and listen to the testimony and music. Most of them were not yet believers.
From there we drove to Rovaniemi, Finland and I preached at the local Pentecostal Church, Sunday February 21st. The original plan was to do school visits the following two days but due to the escalating Covid-19 situation up north these and some other places were cancelled. We decided to take our snowmobiles off the trailer and we had three wonderful days in the nature together with other snowmobilers. Good talks with people, even if we got stuck in deep snow pretty bad a couple of times.
We had one decision for Christ during our journey and we also visited a youth facility where we had 12 wonderful youngsters listen to the testimony. All of them received a copy of my book about my life.
The weekend was the highlight as we came to participate the FIA WRD Rally world championships. We got to mingle around for some time, meet some people and see the first cars start as well as see some of the cars going from one track to another. Again this pandemic took its toll and this event was held totally without spectators. All who came had to pass a negative Covid-19 test and the restrictions were very strict.
We still managed to get Team RFC seen and got to meet with some people but of course it can not be compared to a normal rally where you have thousands of people and so many ministry opportunities. We pray and hope this pandemic would be over with soon so we can get back to doing real ministry without all these closed events and restrictions. Still our trip was worth everything and more in an eternal perspective.
End of next week we are returning to Lappland and we are going to be there another two weeks and do outreach. This time we are going WAY up north to the greater Ivalo and Inari area and during easter we are going to do outreach around Saariselkä, a well visited tourist place.
We are now also planning the summer and we are going to focus on outreach. We have three weeks marked for Lappland in our calendar as well as three weeks for Sweden. It will be another blessed summer when we travel with the camper, a hearse and our parrots.
God Bless You All!
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