I am deeply moved by all the kind words and prayers we are receiving on Facebook, and via email today as we are getting ready for maybe one of the most important meetings of our lives (well at least for the next couple of years!).
Keep praying guys, we really need it!
And all the emails and comments do really tell me that come what may, we will enter into this great adventure surrounded by friends and supporters!
Tomorrow is the day when we find out what the Salvation Army has planned for our future. People keep asking me if I have figured out where we are going (like there where only one or two possible choices). But at last glance in the dispo there where about 160 corps to choose from and 1 third of those unofficered.
With the major reorganisation of the Swedish Territory going on it becomes even harder to figure out where we are going, we are have contemplated several different methods of divination but as we do much reflection in college I thought maybe I should give the mirror a try.
So having spent nearly two years being told that we are going to be told where to go, we are now given a consultation where we have to reply to our appointment.
It is a scary thing to be responsable for such a big decision especially after you have been lulled into the false security that someone else will do it for you. However this responsability is what we have been asking for since we first considered officership, now that it is given to us, I am not sure I want it.
Nevertheless it is now time to grow up and leave the nest….
Every now and then I must post a geeky post. It is just not possible not to do it because I am a geek.
So I was looking for a game to play and blow off some steam. I was delighted to find a port of Neverball for mac but as great as the game is it didn’t really help me de-stress and maybe more importantly take my mind off the fast approaching appointment.
Then it happened I stumbled across Multiwinia (a multiplayer RTS based on the great game Darwinia) Its fast paced action packed game play was just what the doctor ordered (in fact I went to play it with Will who is a doctor and a good friend).
Here is an excerpt from the user manual:
Welcome to Multiwinia: Survival of the flattest – thr ultimate retro-arcade multiplayer experience! Choose from a selection of six spectacular, action packed game modes, set in one of the most beautiful game environs you will ever set your eyes on.
Challenge your opponent to a game of stick-man slaughter, and watch digital-war unfold, as your Multi-winian army struggle to complete a chosen task fasterand betterthan your rival’s.
It’s fast, it’s furious, and only the flattest will survive!
It was also good to see that if you have one paid copy of the game you can play a lan game with a friend who has downloaded the demo version.
This blog has faded some as I have been concentrating on writing in Swedish over at the awakening heart (Need to brush up my Swedish for the upcoming move).
We have now been in England for 18 months and will be returning to Sweden in August. We have been waiting for some time to receive our appointment and being told where to go.
Yesterday we received the news that on Saturday we will sit down with our chief secretary who will give us a proposal. What we did not expect was that we will be given time to respond to this proposal with a yes or a no.
So now we are excited and scared witless. It is great wonderful and frightening, the great adventure is about to start.
So now we need prayer! Pray that God prepares our hearts for the proposal we will be given on Saturday. But also pray that God will give us the discernment to know that this is the will of God and also strength and courage to say no if we feel that it is not right.
As Hanna and I are transitioning towards moving back home to Sweden, I have taken to writing on my Swedish blog, to the annoyance of many of my faithful readers. Well fear not, the internet is a wonderful and magical place.
Now you can access my Swedish blog in your preferred language!!
Being alive is my daily spiritual practice. Love is my rule. Humankind is my family. Authentic friendships is my church. The kingdom of God runs through my veins. Jesus is my brother. Becoming and being all that I am is my calling. Helping you become and be all that you are is my ministry. My deepest feelings are my guide. All living things are my teacher.
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Adventure, Battle, Beauty
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