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November Update 2019

How can we describe a move of God's Spirit in an update?

Our great desire is that a church comes into being, in which unity and the grace of God rule. The wonderful thing about this work is that we cannot do it ourselves. But the promise we trust in is that we will bear fruit when we stay in Him. And we also want you to enjoy that fruit. Slowly, step by step, we see how God's Spirit touches people.

Last month three people were baptized! Three people who realized what Jesus had done for them and who wanted to leave their old life behind. With the Bibleschool we started to look into the stories about the birth of the church in the book of Acts. It is impressive to see how decisively Christians acted in their faith. With persecution, miracles and unity, they lived a new life in Christ.

One of the first stories we listened to, was about the outpouring of God’s Spirit. During the worship and the prayer that followed, several people were deeply filled with God's Spirit and peace. The pain in the neck, knee and back also went away with different people.

The next story was the one of the lame beggar, who was healed by Peter and John in the name of Jesus. The question was raised if Peter and John prayed for healing. Whoever knows the story knows that they did not. They simply spoke with authority under God's guidance and the lame man was healed. That was a wonderful revelation for us. A week later someone enthusiastically shared that she had folled this example with her son, who had a fever. The fever disappeared like snow in the sun! Praise God!

Through these stories there is a growing awareness among us that God desires to have a church that is decisive in love. A group of people who helps one another in their needs. A group who has left behind their old way of living and looks after eachother. That also means that that we address the elephant in the room and resolve old conflicts so real unity can come.

How will God's Spirit continue to challenge us in this?

To our great joy we heard that something beautiful was happening among some Greenlanders, in which we played no role whatsoever. One of the persons who had been baptized had participated in a course in which quitting alcohol had also been a topic. She mentioned that she did know someone with practical experience. After a phonecall, people were taken to Linda, who has been following Jesus for a few years and whose former life with alcohol has stopped. The group of people listened to her story and the question was raised: “how did you get rid of the alcohol?” The answer was heart-warming: “It wasn't myself, that was Jesus!” And she could testify about her new life in Christ and how He has changed the life of her husband and her so tremendously.

Do we see here how local Christians are standing up and starting to reach their own people ...?

A completely different subject is the mission house that we want to build in July 2020. We already have a lot of money available for that, which has been collected in the last years. We still need 100,000 Euros to be able to make the vision of a mission house reality. Could you pray for open doors and Gods supply? Check for more information on

Thank you for participating in the work of God here in Eastgreenland. Some have just joined this work and others have been participating for years. In both cases, you share in the fruit of this work and we hope that we are able to let you also share in the joy that is rising here!

Connected in Christ,
Peter and Thinka

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