Last week we had another kickstart weekend. We have a weekend like this every month. People come from all over the world to be trained, baptized, receive healing, etc. This time we had people from Thailand, the United States, Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France and Denmark.
The training starts on Friday morning. Thursday night Torben asked me to lead the kickstart part. Ie explain what it is and tell my own experiences. To be honest that didn’t seem like anything to me, way too exciting to speak in English in front of such a diverse group..! With so little time to prepare. But I did it and it went really well! We had a lot of good reactions afterwards and the kickstart went well. I will do that more often!
Disturbing phone call
Last Wednesday, when everyone had already returned home, we received a disturbing phone call. One of the people who was present at the kickstart turned out to have disappeared from the face of the earth. He had returned to Paris on Monday and paid a visit to his parents. After that nothing more was heard from him. His apartment door was open and his phone and wallet were on the table. It was thought to be a crime, so his parents called the police. His friends set up an ‘SOS’ Facebook page that involved 700 people in a short time.
Yesterday he suddenly came back and wrote this on Facebook.
Hi everyone. I came home this morning and I’m fine. I’m terribly sorry for causing so much trouble. I couldn’t have imagined that. I love you all!
I feel very sorry for the people of Paris and I left to give time and love to lonely, sick and homeless people. I have cut myself off from the outside world to experience what it must be like for those who are very alone.
I hope you can forgive me!
He also said that he had taken the Bible very literally when Jesus said, “Whoever plows and looks back is not fit for the kingdom of God.” So he didn’t go back to lock up his house… he left immediately.
Not very nice for his parents and friends, but I think it’s a great story of how God is at work in his life. More people should be this radical, I think. 🙂
The story of Liz
On Friday, people took to the streets to pray for the sick. People from the new age angle pass by with some regularity, because of their interest in healing and the supernatural. We always go through the gospel with them first: the importance of repentance and following Jesus. If they are not receptive to that, they are sent home. Well in a friendly way – but it must be clear that it is about rebirth. Jesus specifically warns that in the last days there will be those who will sign and… to do miracles in his name, but not to know Jesus himself. We have to be alert to that. If we can heal people in Jesus’ name, that doesn’t mean we know him too. Because Jesus came to set us free from sin. We should no longer be slaves to sin. So to know Christ = to live holy. An unholy life, with addictions, etc., means: not knowing God.
Liz was receptive to the gospel. She understood well what it was all about and that she had to break with her old life. We were allowed to capture her entire story on video. As she sat on the chair to tell the story, she said to me, “I knew this was going to happen, that my story was going to be made into a video. God had already shown it to me.”
I also felt that this was going to be a special video as I was making this one. After we released it, it quickly became the most-shared video of The Last Reformation in the past 6 months.
A few reactions to the video:
Thank you for this. Pray for me and my family. I want to be saved and baptized. I want to give my life to Jesus and get rid of my addictions.
WOWzer! A reiki healer who becomes a Christian. Torben tells the gospel so clearly that anyone can understand it.
The video has since been viewed nearly 5000 times. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it below. Highly recommended!
(Clean) parents visiting
Last week Evelyn’s parents came to visit. It was nice to see and talk to them again and the children really enjoyed staying in their motorhome. Evelyn and I also liked having our hands completely free so we could do all kinds of things that had been left behind. Tonight my parents are arriving. They stay in the hotel (probably a week). We are also really looking forward to seeing them again!
And some more photos..
I have a lot more to say, but I’ll save that for another time. Thank you for following us! See you soon!