26 oktober 2017

Pray for Thailand

King Bhumibol who died 13 Oct 2016 (born 5 Dec 1927) was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty as Rama IX. He will be cremated in Bangkok tonight at 22:00.                      
We stand with you our dear Thai friends in the loss of the beloved King Bhumibol. He was a good King and he becamed a ”National Father”, a father-figure. This loss also callenges us men to be good ”fathers” wherever we live and work. Many here in Isaan and south Laos are missing their fathers.                              
During this last year many have been making merits in order that the spirits will be favorable with them. We Christians are grateful that Jesus have open the way for us, even when we are too weak to make enough good works.

Pray for Thailand (around 69 milion people) especially today-Friday-Saturday-Sunday. This funaral is the biggest I have seen. Ingvar

22 oktober 2017

Local Multipliers

We are the fruit of Swedish Churches.... thank you for your prayers and contribution for our life.

These words came last week from Pastor Aman Khan, Odlabari, WB, India. I met Aman and his brother the first time 25-30 years ago in Barhaj, UP, India. Now he have been to Chiang Mai for an international conference. When I regretted that I could not meet him, he says: We are the fruit of Swedish Churches .... Thank you for your prayers and contribution for our life.

First we must say: Thank you for coworking and partnering with us in the work. To do missions is indeed a cooperation.

And with all humility we thank God for everything that the Swedish congregations has done and are doing in mission. Many have met God and have become mission leaders.

Some projects have failed, but many initiatives continue in specially 3 ways:
a) In the same way. The churches and the projects continue in the same way year after year.
b) With new local initiatives. The work did very well a specific time, but ... the grain fell into the ground and died. And new more local plants come up. It all becomes a multiplication in the Kingdom of God. 
c) Individuals. Many may not plant a new church or new projects but personally they carry what they have received, use it and some train others who train others .... in the community.

The best is when we convey the relationship we have with our living God. Then others also hear from heaven and .... they too become multipliers under the leadership of God. 

Projects and institutions comes and goes, but people who love God and the Church of God lives on. And they become local multipliers.

Ingvar (Fred

11 oktober 2017

Where is the Centre?

I love when the Centre at Soi 11 is full of People. And like yesterday, we had in here a very important meeting. But I love it, ever more, when all are, like today, out there in the Churches and in the communities. Today, only I and the Lord are here.

We all need to have inspiration to do what we do, with the big picture in mind. If not …. we can drag on, but without joy and fruit. 
In 1 Cor 16: 9 can we read: For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. 

The internal and the external adversaries will be there. But The Lord is with us and … we can come through stronger
Read vers 10:  .... for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.

So the great and effective doors are:
1) For me? Yes I am part of  the centre, but I'm not the center.
2) For my coworkers, my team, my family? Yes we are part of the centre, but we are not the center
3) For my work? Yes it is part of the centre, but not the centre.
4) The Kingdom of God and God`s work is the centre. God = the I am, is the centre.
Only when The Kingdom of God and His presence is the center we can be inspired.

I will train others, who will train others, who will train others.. ... so there will be multiplication. And God our Centre will be reallity for us ... wherever we are. 


6 oktober 2017

Along The Mekong River

Yesterday I travelled 399 km along the Mekong River to Udon Thani. On Sunday I will attend a church in Udon Thain and ...go ba ck home by bus to Ubon.

I must say I enjoy working along this river,  on both sides. People are friendy, and ... need the Good News about Jesus