April/May 2019 update

As Paul wrote in 1 Tim 1:12, “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;” I can share in the same gladness. As we left California in July 2017, the Lord gave us some money from the sale of our house that we used to purchase a new, previously owned RV. This past week, we were able to park our 2002 Fleetwood Bounder 36U at my Grandparent’s house in Little Falls, MN.

We cannot help but think that this RV was specifically given to us by God. With only 78,000 miles and 29 generator hours, the RV offers a 6 person sleeping capacity. It is also equipped with wood floors, two solar panels, an auto-leveling system, a washer and dryer combo unit, and a water heater.

We are looking forward to the many miles we will put on this RV. The children are already talking about moving into the “Camper Van.”

Looking ahead to May, we will be refurnishing the RV, Mollie and Meg will finish up the school year, I will be getting a few fishing days in, and we will pack up the RV for the first week of BIMI Candidate school.

Finland Overview

Finland is a first world country with a church run state. Seventy-one percent of the population are members of the Lutheran state church but only 2% actually attend. Christianity has been present in Finland since the 11th century and the Lutheran Church became prominent in the 16th century. Since the 1970’s the fastest growing religion in Finland has been no religion. Today 26% of the 6 million population are claiming no religious affiliation.