My dear Sister Benita "Tiger" Björk picked me up and took me back to the airport.
Salvation army magazine from Germany
Salvation army magazine from Germany
Major Finnish newspaper wrote an article about a changed life.
Germany, March 2015
Florida, March 2015
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The last month has been a very different and difficult time in my life. As I wrote last time I lost a good brother and friend and it made me think about how thankful I should be that I am where I am today. It is so easy that we forget to thank God for all the things we take for granted but nothing is for granted. Only God knows our days and we do not know when it is our turn to move home. Therefore, let us be thankful to our Lord about what we have and thankful for each other.
Yesterday I lost another dear brother and friend that I had known since I was a little child. Also he suffered from cancer. It sure makes you think and value what you have in a different way when you see people you love and care about leave us. The good thing is to have the knowledge that both of these people had given their lives to Jesus and they believed in Him. They are in heaven now and as the word of God says; Jesus is the only way to the Father and to eternal life. Yes, it is up to us to choose where we want to spend our eternity.
A breakthrough in Skellefteå, Sweden
Two weekends ago me and my son, Sebastian visited Skellefteå, Sweden. On Friday night we did a concert against drugs. I had the band from Gothernburg backing me up. Jukka Mäkikangas on drums, Zet Tonmyr on keyboards and Per Karlsson on bass. Saturday night I shared and we played in the local Pentecostal church on their monthly youth revival night. It was a blessed time, even if I felt that I was getting sick. We heard testimonies of people getting saved after the meetings as well as a story about a man who came in with all his drugs and needles. He gave them to a brother in the church and told him to destroy them. He had now decided to surrender everything to Jesus. Stories like this motivates and inspires me to keep doing what we are doing.
Another weekend in Sweden
Last week I was sick and bedridden all week but I still visited Västerås, Sweden last weekend as I really wanted to attend our friend Ove Tommy Tiger Björk's funeral. Between the funeral and the time he moved home I made song and a video to honor his memory with as he became a really close friend to me. The funeral was one of the most Jesus centered funerals I have attended and it was a beautiful moment. I do not like funerals but death is a nature part of our life and I know that "Tommy Tiger" was not in the coffin next to the chair I sat on when I sang two songs. It was only his earthly body. He is at home together with Jesus now.
The day after the funeral I realized that I missed him very much. I also realized that the making of the song and the video was a process of me telling him I love him and that I will see him again. Now when the video was done I felt the sorrow and every time I see a car or think about the future ministry to reach the car community I still think about giving him a call and talk with him, but he is no longer here. He is at home with Jesus. I really do miss him and my thoughts and prayers goes out to his closest friends and family. It has been a privilege to get to know not only him but also his wonderful family and children. Check out the video here!
Recording of a new album
As I have been working in the studio we have also recored some new songs and we are currently working on the coming album at Nordic Audio Labs, together with Martin Kantola as producer and engineer. I am excited about the album and shortly we will start our crowd funding campaign for this project as I believe it is something WE can do and will do TOGETHER. The new album is going to be different. Lots of special guests, Dave Hlubek from Molly Hatchet is one of many and when I listen to what he had to say about me before and after Christ it brings tears to my eyes. In the middle of all what is taking place in the world today I realize that there is a reason that I am still here. I have a purpose for my life today and that purpose is to bring more people into the Kingdom of God. Listen to Dave Hlubek here!
Germany and USA coming up
In two days me and Sebastian are leaving home again. On Thursday we are flying to Frankfurt, Germany for one meeting Friday night and another one, Sunday morning. Looking forward to minister in Germany again, even if we only have two meetings this time but it is a natural stop on our way to the USA. Next Monday we are flying out of Frankfurt and later the same day we arrive in Orlando where our van will be waiting for us. I am so thankful for my home church Fountain of Life Church and my Pastors Dave and Linda Robertson for taking such good care of me.
The first week of the USA dates we are going to be reaching and preaching at Daytona Bike Week. Looking forward to hook up with Don and Rhea Overbey and all the other Music For The Soul family and work together with them for a week. Daytona Bike Week is a crazy time and as you understand we are not there to make money, it is the totally opposite as everything is expensive during Bike Week. The cheapest and creepiest motels are raising their prices to around $160 / night as they sell out anyway. You do not sell cd:s or merchandise on a rally like this BUT the most important thing and the reason why we are going there is that we are there to serve and to tell people about Jesus.
After Bike Week we are going to base out of Okeechobee, Florida (my US home town). I am looking forward to get home but I know I will be homesick as well. Weird ha? Well, home is home but somewhere in my heart I also feel that I have a home in Okeechobee, Florida and hopefully God will make a way in the future that I can bring my family with me and stay there over the cold months.
Urgent need of partners and donations
Due to different changes in the ministry we are in an urgent need of partners and sponsors for this coming trip. We are still a couple of thousand dollars short to be able to fulfill the dates there and also here I believe this is something we can do together. The best thing you can do is to stand in agreement with us in your prayers and if God lays it on your heart to send us a donations click here. Together we can make a difference and there will be less people in hell and more people in heaven.