27 juni 2024

On the way..... to Ubon.

Today and tomorrow Anna is going to Ubon. I'm going July 31. We are happy for our home asignement year in Sweden 2023-2024. Thank you all dear pioneer-mission-friends for the inspiration we have received in the Churches-with-its-Mission. We are grateful for fellowship and encouragement you have given us. Pray we also have been able to be a blessing back to you.
"For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine". Rom 1:11-12 

Be put on fire for God.... is the best in life.

God Bless Ingvar & Anna

22 april 2024

Thank you.

My experience is that in "The Church with its Mission" I have many wonderful friends. 

I was very happy to receive the invitation to preach in the Church in Ed on April 21, 2024. I felt it right to celebrate my birthday in Dalsland. 

Anna and our granddaughter Anna celebrated me in Bleket at 06:30. After that I went north. In Bäckefors, I went around the hospital where I was born 74 years ago. I was filled with gratitude to God and people for a very safe upbringing and a very exciting life ... so far.                                       

I continued to Ed and we had a blessed service. They sang "Happy Birthday to you" also. 

I was invited for good food. In Betel Klädesholmen I was very encouraged to listen to Carl Gustav Severin. No one can fall asleep at his meetings.

Back home, I got more CONGRATULATIONS ---- "over me". Thank you all dear friends. 

We are happy for a very good Fri-Sat-Sun in Ubon. Ajarn Khampee, his wife and team from Prachuab have had very good meetings. Free from Fear. Now this week they have a children/youth camp From Zero to Hero.
Grateful greetings from Ingvar (Fred) 

11 april 2024

More space ..... in the community.

 We are really in a creative pioneer work in the community:                      

More and more people are coming to Ubon Music Cafe, Bakery, Streams of Grace Church and Child Safe. Therefore we need more space, better kitchen +++.

Now are are starting to rent 2 more rooms so that more people can enter this open-meeting-place-in-the-community. Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes". Isa 54:2  

The focus is not on walls, floor or ceilings but people. We prioritize;

Step 1. God leads us out among people who cry out to God for help. And when we are coming to them in the "mud" (= mud), we see it as an answer to prayer. Everyone, even in great problems with pain and "brokenness" all children-teenagers-middle aged-elderly, are welcomed and valuable. I heard Simon Sinek and one other person talk about "My job is to sit in the mud with you". Very good as step 1. Click here.

Step 2. We don't get stuck down there "in-the-mud". Not just try to learn to handle the life in the "mud" or just get band-aids. No, together with our Good Shepherd we go up, out out the "mud" into freedom. The Good news: Jesus, can lead us together all "out of the mud".

Step 3. Then we become living examples for others, so they too can do the same.

                                                    Pray for: 

Next week Fri-Sat-Sun April 19-20-21 we have special meetings.                                                      Victory over fear.    

And on April 23-24-25 there is a children/youth camp in Ubon. From Zero to Hero. This is a "Left Behind" program with Barnmissionen.

Grateful for those of you who join and support this work in prayer and gifts:
                 A. Into the usual work and
                 B. Into extra interventions 

Feel free to write to us at ingvaranna@ruamchai4ubon.org and we will cooperate with you in both A and B. 

Enclosed you will find some pictures from the repair. The landlord gives low rent, but he is not doing any repairs.

Thank you, dear pioneer-worker-friends, for your participation. Ingvar (Fred)

30 mars 2024

.... it works 2024

Someone has been there, but now the Cross is empty and the grave is empty. The darkness and death could not keep Jesus. He opened a new and living way for us. It works.

We try hard to educate ourselves so we can be strong and successful. We try to understand and handle all.                                                                          


But still, we can not make it all. Life is full of matters we can not understand. Exodus 14 has spoken to me.

Go out of Egypt. And the People of Israel tried. But on the way they had big problem. They cried out to God for HELP.

Moses dared to stand up and say: “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today...."  "The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”    Wooow

The Egyptians.... came into panic. And they said: “Let us flee from before Israel, for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians.”

And they had victory.

Today we can try to make good theology of God`s mighty hand in the past, and stop there. No. God is also today the same today.   
   1. God id working. 
   2. And people will see that God is fighting for us.

Have a blessed Easter with doing what you can do and give God space to do what only he can do. 

Easter greetings from Ingvar (Fred)

18 mars 2024

Outcome Mapping & Harvesting.

It was a great joy last week to have our daughter Mariam here in Ubon for a 4 days Outcome Harvesting & Mapping seminar. Ubon-Pakse is a very good place to be: 

The aim we have is to provide meeting places in the community. People can come in even if they feel that they have failed and are not good enough, And be encouraged to go out and do what they can do. We work on multiplications and movements among the people.   

Thank you Mariam. You encourage us all. 

Greetings from Daddy

PS. Today I will start my journey Ubon-Bangkok-Dubai-Copenhagen-Gothenburg- Bleket. Look forward to meet you all between 19th mar-31st July.

11 mars 2024

Happy to share the Living HOPE

As Ajarn Boy has been away for a Seminar, I have been sharing both on Friday and yesterday. To prepare a sermon is exciting and refreshing. It is like heaven is open and a river of Life flowing:
1. The Word of God (Logos) is becoming LIVING. 
2. God is speaking personally to us. His Rhema. 
3. We share the living witness (Matyrio) what God is done.

And on Friday evening the word was; We have a hiding place in Jesus so .... we do not need to hide.

Sunday the subject was; Tune-up with the Living Hope. Yes Jesus became flesh, lived among us and people saw the Kingdom of God. Jesus among us is Living HOPE for us right here today. The word is 100% working.

In Asia we have many religions, giving many demands how to please the Spirits. But all good works (Merit-making) is never enough. Only in Jesus we become accepted and God's Children. 

Corrie ten Boom served people in need. Many Jews had nowhere to go to find shelter. We have here also people who need somewhere to have a temporary shelter. First, they GIVE UP but when JESUS is touching them they find restoration and LIVING hope. Also equipped to help others. 

Have a good week, helping many who are rootless and need God`s agape-love so they can come back on their feet again. 

Ingvar (Fred) 

Learning Loop with our daughter Mariam will have a workshop in Ubon this week. Happy to have her here 4 days.