We are jumping into start up days with our base and have already had 1 week of staff training with all the other DTS’s in Norway! This year was special as we joined together with Laget (A christian organisation reaching out to students in schools in Norway) and had most of our training together! It was special to see the unity that was being formed and to see two different organisations come together with the same goal, to see Jesus glorified and people saved was really special to be a part of!While we have lots we could share about, we felt that God was really highlighting our «WHY» behind what we do and that we should share that with you as we enter into a new season of DTS.The biggest reason behind why we’ve chosen this lifestyle is that our hearts really long to see others experience God’s love, to be transformed inside and out, like how we’ve experienced it ourselves. We want to see God’s name be lifted high, that He would be the first and foremost reason for all that we do!
Our «why» is because we want it to be all about Him! And that for us is in this season is expressed through our job in YWAM.
We know it’s not a «normal» way of living and that it can confuse some people but for us our hearts come alive here.
«The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.»
Frederick Buechner We get to see all generations be met with God’s love through the discipleship schools. We work with them for 6 months and feel so privileged to see glimpses into what God’s doing in their hearts! We see transformation around us, not only in the schools but also in the nations we visit through our 2 month outreach teams.
Another part of our «WHY» is because we see a lack of discipleship happening around the world in churches and christian communities, people can’t grow in their spiritual life (in the way we are supposed) just from 2hrs on a Sunday! The body of Christ and future generations desperately need discipleship so we can truly reflect our Father’s image to the world around us!We believe we are ALL called to live a «mission’s» lifestyle, whether it’s in a doctor’s office, as a carpenter, working in a supermarket, being a stay-at-home parent or being a part of YWAM or some other christian organisation. We are all together in this calling, it’s just expressed differently.
For us, it looks like YWAM and DTS’s right now and that’s what we wanted to share with you.
The «WHY» behind what we do is soooo important, we encourage you to check your «why» behind your life, is it aligned with God’s call on your life?
We love you guys, and wherever and whatever He has us doing, let’s live to see His name be glorified in all we do!
– Matthew 28:18-20
1 month left!
We are sharing his name as we’ve actually known who this little guy was going to be for the last 9 years!
In 2014 while we were on a School of Evangelism in Australia, we were fasting as a school through Ramadan and praying for the Muslims. Gøran and I had just started dating and it was my shift on prayer. I suddenly got a very clear vision of a little baby and behind him was Gøran and then I heard «Emanuel, God with us and I will be with him» then I woke up.
So for the last 9 years I’ve carried this picture with me and knew that somehow, sometime, Emanuel would come into our lives. Even through the heavy period with Chronic Fatigue where I had basically given up all possibility of having kids because of my health there was always a little question in my heart saying «But what about the promise God gave me about this little boy».When we found out we were having a baby, I knew it just had to be Emanuel, it had to be a boy. And it was!
So we have chosen to say his name and share who he is already, since we’ve in a way already carried him for the last 9 years and we are just so excited to meet this little guy!!!
If you would like to stand with us in prayer that would be incredible! We’ve written down some points in our lives where we need it but we would also love for you to send us an email with ways we can be standing with you in prayer! As the body of Christ we need each other! So please, let us know how we can be there for you in this season as well!
~ Protection over Laura and Emanuel through the birth and for an incredible birth experience
~ Unity in the staff group as we start up and learn how to work together as a team
~ Wisdom for how this next season of becoming parents should/will look like for us