A trip for Christ! In Swedish/Pĺ svenska
What on earth make us to go half round the world to get in touch with people
we have met on a video!
After some trouble with Barbara's passport (She had to get an other in half an hour) we were on our way. South America here we come, Inga and I shouted. An old dream of mine was going to be a reality.
With two heavy maletas we entered the pass control in Guayaquil. Que calor! When we left Sweden we had -6 c and in Cali +28 c. An hour later we were cooked like a hen! The hotel room wasn't that bad. We only had to chase and pulp one cockroach, a grasshopper and a rat the first day. The second day we got used to them and ignored them (except for Inga who shouted a little and ran out of the room). She's a little shakier than I am.
After a desayuno with prayer and God's transfer we got out to the poor people in Guayaquil. I couldn't stop from weeping. Lord all mighty, help them, I cried. Underfed children 3 years old looked like one -year- old babies. The doctor, who was there and had started a surgery every day in a place north of the city, told me that there was children who never had seen their parents and never had felt was love was. They got medical care and food. For some of them this was the only way to get one meal during the day because they were to weak to beg.
Their houses were built of bamboo and no floor. And when the rain comes they
tread in clay.
We went to a meeting in the evening where we gave our testimonies and I sang
two songs in Spanish. Many got saved and
the Holy Spirit was there with heeling and baptism.
I think I order to live near to the Latinos in heaven!
We took a plane up to Quito for a campaign
there together with a precious Swedish pastor, Owe Lindeskaer.
We had women seminaries where we could speak
women to women. That was absolutely
the best thing of all. We prayed for each other and there were many happy
smiles after three days.
The final meeting The Spirit was there. But He made something first that was necessary for the future. The pastor was the first one to start to pray of forgiveness to the congregation and to God. Other members in the church followed the example and soon nearly all of them wept and cried out for mercy from heaven, those who didn't went out. The love of God flooded and many started to praise in new tongues, a precious memory.
We heard from the man in the family that God was continuing working with the members and the pastor had a sharp preaching message next meeting. It was like this: He took two glasses in his hands and showed them both. One was clean and one was dirty. The clean one was the Christian who had Jesus inside washed in his blood. You could see right through him. The dirty glass was filled with car keys and house keys credit cards of any kind. Then he took a bottle of fresh clean water and poured it in the glasses. The same water was clean in one and the fresh water became dirty in the dirty glass. Everyone in the church fell down on their knees and asked God of forgiveness and salvation and one woman said: When the Swedes were here the youth was touched by the Holy Spirit and began to talk in new tongues; Why not we? She fell down broken hearted and cried out loud: God have mercy on us and then she started to pray in new tongues.
Praise to God, when we leave, the Lord doesn't. His patience is tremendous.
We had a tour down south, 4 hours by bus to Rio Bamba. Meetings and seminaries for women 2 days before went north to Ibarra. First we had a stop in Quito where we lost 3 persons in the group and they had our luggage, we were involved in a car crash before we left Quito without the three and our luggage. We came to Ibarra to a wonderful Brazilian pastor who really took care of us. We had a meeting in the evening and the day after, the other 3 came. We went up to Ipiales and had a tremendous weekend and the Lord made great things.
Then back to Quito on Sunday and Wednesday 6 persons left for Sweden and we, Barbara, Inga and me began our dream trip to Colombia.
When we had seen the video from Cali we started to pray. We felt that God
wanted something extra. I began to feel something in my stomach and it
spread throughout my body .We said to the Lord: Please show us your will.
I jumped around in my house and praised God. Then pastor Randy gave me more
information about Cali and the church. A prophetic conferrence was to be
held and I wished I were there. I read all about it and suddenly my eyes
fell on the name Bogotá and I couldn't get it out of my mind.
A Swedish organization " The Star of Hope" had schools and other engagement
in the city and we let them arrange for us and everything was swell. We came
to a huge meeting at The Coliseum in Bogotá where Cesar Castelliano was
pastor. We were happy because we wanted to come to Cali when they had their
" All nite praise " but we weren't in the right time for that. Then we got
on this event and it was just great.
Then the flight to Cali. It was cold in Bogotá but when we got out off the
aircraft the heat was ON! For the first time I was a little bit shaky
because I didn't know if pastor Randy had sent some person to meet us at the
One of the first questions Inga asked was "-Do we feel safe here in Cali? We
have heard such bad things from the city and my husband is afraid"?
Through the shower to new clothes during the time we prayed.
We came to the house and the terrace, where wonderful parrots in different colors were waiting for us. First we met a sweet blonde-colored boy, John Michael who tried to get a parrot out from the cage (to Inga's consternation). Then a wonderful woman came, Marcy, gentle with a soft voice. It was love at first sight. Then Randy came and Inga thought that he would give her a prophetic word at this very moment and than he started to play with the birds and than she understood that pastor Randy is a man after all.
We had a great time at the terrace with snacks and ice cream and lovely
friends. Even though we couldn't communicate, as we wanted to, we learned by
the eyes and body language (read Mario) to love them all.
Pastor Randy proudly presented his new office that a man had built for him.
I was touched by the love from this man to his pastor and I think he will
get great blessings from God for that.
The next day Julian and Janine came and took us to the church "Communidad de
Fe" People with belief in that God can do miracles. They have bought nearly
the whole quarter and I could feel the great visions for it all.
The next day we were invited to Julian and Janine. A great place with swimming pool and the opportunity to get our tan that everybody expect us to have. A wonderful views over Cali and the most exciting of it all, Janine's testimony. Mario and his wife joined us and we had lunch together, weeping and laughing all the way round.
Especially when they told me about their daughter's way to God, I felt confidence. He will help me with mine too. Madeleine continuing her testimony and I said; Glory to the Lord. He is the greatest!
I was so blessed I could hardly speak to Inga and Barbara when we got back at the hotel.
From the very first time I felt like we were three princesses on a journey
but the two of us were princess from birth and I felt like Cinderella. They
have never been out in sin and I had really felt the dirt, but now I felt
that the blood had brought us together and we were equal. A great
Now was the great day when we should join the meeting in the church that we
had come for.
Pastor Marcy gave prophetical words that shivered us. She said that now was the time to decide where to stand. Because you can't stand with one foot in the world and one foot in the church. Such a strong ministry, we said to each other that may God always keep his hand over this serving woman and that he never let her down.
We were promised that they were going to bless us before we got back to Sweden and we really got blessed. "The alabanza" kept going for two hours and then they prayed for us and we got prophetic words from the Lord. The oration continued for two more hours. I didn't know it could last that long and a memory that never will stop in my head is the wonderful little women with the great dance; She was like Miriam in the temple.
We forgive Randy for not preaching this day because God planned something
Now Inga could mail to her beloved husband and tell him that they weren't
that bad after all those Colombians. She had met a guerilla man, and a
street boy and the drug mafia, but God had changed them everyone. He had
nothing to fear God makes miracles today!
I thank all of you for the experience you gave us to take with us to Sweden.
First of all thanks to Randy and Marcy without you we haven't been able to
go to Cali. Thanks to Julian and Janine for service with car and food and
for sharing your testimonies with us.
For prayers, past and coming I thank You. May God be with you!
I know the other join me in this.
Webbplatsen uppdaterades mĺndag 29 augusti 2016