Proof That Christ Will Build His Church
Revival Fire Church in Jyäskylä, Finland has been led by Pastor Juha for about 8 months. Reports have it that 2 new elders have been installed and the church has experienced significant growth. Unity of the Spirit has touched the whole body. An Arab brother is still leading the Arab outreach. Many of those Muslim converts who were saved under Johanna’s ministry have remained in the church and have grown in the faith. The new church has successfully advanced through a pastoral transition in leadership. That means that we did not lose the ministry, or the momentum previously enjoyed before Covid. It also means that the church is stronger and possesses a living vision. Their faith is fortified in Christ Jesus our Lord! It is a total miracle for a young church.
Pastor Johanna & Atte Takkinen with Pastor Juha & Kati Arab brother
Pastor Johanna Takkinen has completed all her required studies including the writing of her thesis. She has earned a Bachelor in Practical Theology Degree through Advantage University. Plans are currently being made by faith for her to visit Greenville for the graduation. Please pray for permission to come and for a visa to be granted. New rules apply. Thanks for prayer.
Answer to Prayer Has Begun
For those who received our last newsletter requesting prayer concerning our Resident Permit renewal, thank you. All is not resolved yet. But the answer to our prayer is on the horizon. The immigration office seems to be providing a pathway forward. We are in process of following the assigned steps online. Deborah and I are believing for total success. “We call those things which be not as though they were.” We continue to call them complete until they are (Rom. 4:7). Please keep up the intercession. Thanks! L&D