31 december 2020

Have a blessed 2021

We look back on a very good year with growth in Streams of Grace Church, CHILD SAFE and UBON MUSIC CAFE. Thank you all who have been cooperating in differant ways. We are now moving into 2021. 

As you understand, we are very grateful that since 2013 we are one-place missionaries in the pioneer area of ​​Ubon-Pakse and not travel missionaries in different lands of Asia. 

Many are calling the year 2020 The Different Year. The "normal" became for us all, in differant way, the New Normal, which we can not control.

We missionaries are often facing many difficulties. We are constantly facing challenges, which we must solve with God's help. And God is an expert in crisis management.

Many people prefer to forget 2020 and dream of a better 2021. But remember…. so many in our world have stopped dreaming of a better future. They have given up…. and just trying to have food in their stomach and to make time go by.  



Dear friends, let us not try to forget 2020 as soon as possible. Let us use what we have learned and dependence on God that we have received. We have seen: 

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though ...... Psalms 46: 1-3

Thank you for 2020 and let us 2021, share to people around us The Living HOPE… which is available for us all even in times of crisis,

We are grateful for health and strength.

God Bless Ingvar(Fred) and Anna

17 december 2020

2 very blessed weeks

We have had 2 very interesting weeks. On Sunday the 6th Dec we had baptism. On Sunday the 13th Dec we celebrated Stream of Grace Church 2 years, plus the Christmas celebration.

Child Safe and Ubon Music Café …. is active and helping many in need.

Have a blessed Advent 2020.

Ingvar (Fred) 

7 december 2020

Streams of Grace.... with steps forward.

When we worked in Chiang Mai (with 8% Christians) we noticed that much of the foundation of the Christian faith was laid in the Church and also in the community. This helps the new Christians.

But that is certainly not the case here in Ubon-Pakse with 0.2% Christians including Catholics. Many basic biblical truths are missing, which take time to grow under  God's direction.

We have lately had several who has became believers and wanted to be baptized. But when the baptism approached yesterday the 6th of December some ... wanted to wait. It will also be a spiritual battle.

It is a fact here that many from a Buddhist background never feel good enough. But the truth is, we can never be righteous enough with all our good works. Grace is our only salvation.

During the week we built a baptismal tank on the roof of the Church.

And yesterday there were 3 who took the step to be baptized. It was a great time of joy.

         Click here to watch a 3.26 long video.

Have a blessed week

Ingvar (Fred)