29 augusti 2014

I speak----Jesus speaks

Many different methods have been used in Church Planting. Now many are realizing that Back-to-the-Bible is the best church planting method. Read John 4:39-42

39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Jesus because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did."
41 And because of his words many more became believers.
42 They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world."

We see here 3 realities in church planting:

We hear what Jesus is telling us ... and speak that to others. Our words produce results.
Jesus himself also speaks straight into people's lives. His word gives even greater results. Important is that we to 100% believe that even seekers and new Christians can hear the voice of Jesus.
The harmony in our words and the words of Jesus.
And by this way ..... things will happen that is much bigger than what we ourselves can produce. Exciting. Ingvar

25 augusti 2014

Asians reaching Asians

We are so proud of The Taiwanese Team, with 12 persons visiting us for 12 days. They are the offspring of our mission work in Taiwan. The youth used drama, dance, songs and testimonies to express the meaning of the good news. Pastor Timothy preached. And this coupled with compassionate love for Jesus, humility and love for the Thai, it become very powerful, in the Churches, Homes and in the Communities. Asians to Asians, works very very well. We are so grateful and proud of the fruit of Interact`s (Evangliska Frikyrkans mission. They left today, but hope to return annually. Most welcome Asian Christians to Ubon. Ingvar

23 augusti 2014

1st National Pioneer Fellowship

When it comes to Church planting, I hope no one can miss that I am greatly exited to work with National Pioneer Worker.

Yesterday we had a very good first 4th-Friday-of-the-month National Pioneer Fellowship, together with the Taiwan Mission Team. We were 28 participants (15 Thai, 11 Taiwanese, 2 Swedish) from 09:00-15:00.

Today we have been outside Ubon town with Taiwan team to a Pioneer Church. We had a very good time.  
Let`s all be exited to do Pioneer work in new areas. Here in Ubon we are only 0.20% Christians (including Catholics). Many are waiting for the good news.


12 augusti 2014

The Goal ..... and Travelling

We can travel in many different ways. The time on the road or at a station/airport has a great value:

1. Be Thankful & Evaluate. What have happened? We are now at Don Muang Airport (Bangkok) looking back on a very good summer in Sweden. We had a lot of rest and inspiration. 2. Pray & Plan. What is laying ahead? We are now preparing to land in Ubon. Much is going to happen immediately.
3. Relax. Sitting and waited at Schipol`s (Amsterdam) airport and now here at Don Muang (Bangkok), I am marveling to see God's great creation. All wonderful people passing by. Everywhere (these days) the world becomes more and more multicultural. And in this "transport-world", everyone follows the rules and behaving very well. For some the Goal is to Travel. For us the Travel is to reach the Goal.
The traveling time is not "a necessary evil". It is a time we can use well. Also, in order to pray for people and nations. Today especially we pray for the Queen that is 82 years old and the whole Thailand celebrating Mother's Day.
And.... even on the road, I can meet both God and man, as Paul did on The Way to Damascus when he met Jesus and got his life's mission.                    


5 augusti 2014

Rut Pettersson has left us.

On the 4th Aug. India and Nepal missionary Rut Pettersson went to be with the Lord, 97 years old. Rut has been a great encouragement for us personally. Here she is with another missionary from Linköping (Maria). 

This video is in Swedish:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxBfYwODDTY

After the InterAct Missionary Conference last week we were during the weekend in 2 Churches in Dalarna. Encouraging. This year we had unfortunately not enough time to visit all sponsoring Churches.

The InterAct Missionary Conference at Götabro was good. We were blessed to meet other missionaries on the way out and some on the way home. Good to also be more updated on what's happening InterAct in Sweden. We were happy to here the Word of God together.

Some thoughts about Speaking:
a) We can joke and have kind of "loose" talk.
b) We can give information/facts/analyzes.
c) We can share our testimony/feelings/experiences.
d) We can also talk to God (Pray) and convey the Word of God to others. We can be speaking the Word of God so people are experiencing the Voice of God. Woooow. This is my prayer. Ingvar