The rain is gently dripping on the roof while I'm sitting inside with a hot cup of tea. It is spring in Australia, and you can really feel that! The days are getting longer, the birds chirping merrily in the morning, and the flowers sprouting up on trees and bushes. It's strange that it's raining so much here in Australia – it could well be mistaken for a rainy summer day in Denmark. But it is also quite cozy – especially when storms come and we sit inside and look at the great and mighty lightning, which rumbles and roars outside. It also reminds me of Denmark, and gives me a homely feeling.
Speaking of Denmark, there are actually 8 other Danes here on the base. Therefore, we decided to make a Dane-evening (several weeks ago), where we ate “Koldskål” (Buttermilk-dessert) and meatballs with gravy and potatoes, sang Danish worship-songs, prayed for Denmark and spoke Danish together. It was a really good evening and we hope to be able to do it again after our outreach – which is fast approaching!
It's crazy how quickly time passes when you are on DTS (Discipleship training school), and how many things we learn in such a short time! Lately, we have had teaching about; Mission, Biblical worldview, the Holy Spirit, Fear of the Lord, intercession and Lordship of Christ. These weeks has truly been filled with God's presence and freedom – and we have experienced God in totally new ways. I experienced, among other things. to be filled with God's joy, since we had about the Holy Spirit, which made me laugh for a very long-time. I experienced a great freedom, and was met by God's presence and love.
In the past several weeks, God has really broken through on our team with his freedom. People have experienced to be set free from the things of the past, from condemnation and from sadness, and God has also shown his great love and faithfulness over all of us!
Our week at the Gold Coast was filled with breakthroughs in our hearts. We had teaching about the Holy Spirit, and God spoke clearly truth upon our lives and met us with his presence. In the morning we had teaching, and in the afternoon, we were out on the coast and shared the Gospel with people. We also had a day where we gave free barbecue out to those who passed by and chatted with them. There was a young guy, who actually was from Denmark, who received the message of Jesus and got a Bible to take with him home. We were also swimming in the sea one of the days, which was pretty wild because of the waves, which were very violent. Fortunately, there weren´t any sharks, but there were also many lifeguards to look after us.
We ended our trip on Mount Tamborine, where we spent the weekend with an elderly Christian couple. It was very relaxing, and their home was filled with God's peace. We also went to a park and fed birds, and ended by a river where we baptized 5 people from our team. It was truly a strong moment, and it was a proof that the old is past and something new has become. On Sunday we took part in a church service, where we led worship and shared testimonies with the congregation. We ended the weekend at the home of the Christian couple, who prophesied over all of us. It was a very powerful moment, and I will never forget this couple, and their great hospitality and love for all of us.
Tomorrow we are going on a two-week road-trip to Byron Bay and Girraween National Park. In Byron Bay, we are going to have teaching about evangelism and then we will go out and practice it by evangelizing to people in Byron Bay. In Girraween, we are going to have teaching and we are hiking in God's beautiful nature. I look forward to see more of Australia's beautiful nature, and I've heard that we might even see kangaroos in this park. Until now, we have only seen dead kangaroos (who had been run over on the highway), so I am looking forward to seeing them alive :D.
A little update on our outreach ...
We are, as previously written, going to India with this great team:
We call ourselves the "Team CurryRoo" (a mixture of "Curry", which is very common in Indian, and "Kangaroo", which is Australian).
In India, we are going to spend the first three weeks in New Delhi, and then we go to Uttarakhand for a week, where we are going to hike and pray for the area. After Uttarakhand we are going to Varanasi, where we will be sharing God's love with people in the area. Varanasi is an area with a lot of spiritual darkness, and it is one of the holiest places for Hindus — many go there to have a holy death. There are also many foreigners who come to hike and seek a purpose in life. We are going to spend Christmas, new year and Aron´s birthday in Varanasi, so it is going to be very exciting!
We are flying from Brisbane on November 18th and returns to Brisbane on January 20th.
Thank you for taking time to read this blog post! And thank you so much to all of you who support us, both financially and in prayer – may God bless you richly again!
Ps. This is our crazy and amazing DTS-team: