This is the first update on the website for this year and first of all I would like to thank you all for a very successful 2014. Together we did a difference in peoples lives in Jesus name world wide. I pray and hope that we can be even more effective this year 2015 that just have started and there are many interesting things going on. First of all I just want to share some highlights that took place last weekend and yesterday.
8 years anniversary at my church
Saturday, January 3rd it was exactly 8 years since I walked in through the doors of Kvevlax Missionskyrka that became my spiritual home and home church. As I do not know where I would be today if I had not visited that church 8 years ago I had an anniversary party. The church was filled with people and some of the came a long way to be part of the celebrations. My message this night was inspired by Rev. Jimmie Bratcher who I met in Okeechobee, Florida in November. He spoke about how important it is that someone invites someone to come to church. Most likely I would not be writing this update today if someone would not have invited me to come to church 8 years ago.
We had a wonderful night and the choir with my loved brothers and sisters of the older generation sang both in swedish and in finish. These are people that I love with all my heart and respect as they are the ones who built our church and they have walked with the Lord a long time. They deserve more than thanks as these people serve the church in silence and they are not necessary seen. They take care of the facilities, as well as being part of my spiritual support group.
We were also 12 members from the Ambassadors For Jesus Christ MM gathered this night. Five of them became official members the same night. The night was unique as I founded the AFJCMM in Europe in 2008 and I have been the European leader since the beginning. Last Saturday I passed over the leadership to Markus Hauth from our branch in Germany and Brother Israel Stenman became the leader for Finland. Brother Israel Stenman and Brother David Ekfors received their five year patches for being faithful and good servants for five years in the ministry.
Our Ambassadors Anja and Berth Haka from Sweden came as well and they did an awesome work in the kitchen both before and after the party. They made an excellent lasagne and after we were done with the meeting where I ministered and shared as well as sang two new songs everybody was served their delicious lasagne. It was a wonderful night and it was also a night of changes as I am no longer the leader for the AFJCMM. It was with mixed feelings I handed over the leadership but today I am glad and I rejoice as I know it was what God had planned. I do not want to stand in the way for God's plan for the AFJC motorcycle ministry as I do have so much other things going on right now.
PJB Ministries world wide
We are now establishing PJB Ministries on a totally different level, not only in Finland. We are also working on getting ourselves established as an organization in both USA and Germany and we have some challenges coming up this year.
As I mentioned earlier this will be a more effective year and I will do all I can to walk through the open doors in Finland, Sweden, Germany and USA. Right now I feel that Germany and USA will be the bigger mission fields in the future as I feel God is able to use me in a totally different way there than here in my home country.
To be able to reach the people we are reaching we are now looking for monthly partners who are ready and willing to commit to give a monthly gift this year. All funds are going to reaching souls for Jesus and this year looks like it is already getting booked. Four trips to Sweden are planned, the first one coming up next week and the second one in February. In March it is time for a couple of meetings in Germany before we take off for Florida again, starting with Daytona Bike Week. After that we are going to minister in the Florida prisons as well as some alcohol- & drug rehabilitation centers and some churches. April, May and June we are doing two trips to Germany and between these I am going on a journey to Israel with Pastor Tommy Lilja from Sweden.
As said earlier, a new year is here and together we can make a difference. IF YOU wish to become a monthly partner mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send out more information about partnering to you.
God Bless You All!
Pontus J. Back