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May 23, 2010 - Leaving Malmo

Immanuel Church is praying hard to reach Malmo for Christ. Sweden has a heritage as a Christian nation, but there is little but agnosticism in Sweden these days. Immigrants are flooding into Sweden, and there is a tremendous need for people to hear the truth of Christ and experience his love. The worship service at Immanuel this morning centered around the life of King David. While David was far from perfect, he learned to pursue God with his whole heart. Even when David was confronted with what was probably the most horrible sins of his...

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May 22, 2010 - Lily's Birthday Party

Today has been a relaxed Saturday. I slept in . . . and appreciate the opportunity. Joel led me on a long trek through his old home town. We walked through some horse trails, around town, and along the beach. I don't know what all of Sweden is like, but this Southern Burrough is beautiful. Sailboats were out in the ocean by the dozens. It's funny. Not sure how you can find so much good conversation when you come from such different worlds and different places in life, but have really enjoyed getting to know Joel, his parents, his wife and...

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May 21, 2010 - Underground

Friday is a long day for the youth leaders at Immanuel Church. Friday is the day for Underground. It is a cool, relaxed evening at the church for high school aged students . . . though I think what I would call high school they call college, which is different from university. Joel picked me up and we headed to a local coffee hang-out with good chai tea lattes and plenty of places to sit and study or just talk. We were mostly doing the latter, though . . . well, you probably know me. Joel needed time to prepare his Bible teaching for...

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May 20, 2010 - Copenhagen

So, today, I drove over to Joel and Sarah's house. Yes, I drove and did not get lost or arrested. Is this a great trip, or what? Joel was digging into his Bible study for Friday night "Underground" and needed a break from entertaining me. I know, hard to believe but there you have it. In any case, he dropped me at the train station and I headed for a day in Copenhagen. I've always wanted to see the hometown of Hans Christian Andersen. Of course, he was not there, having been dead for a century or so. Nevertheless, his name appeared on...

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May 19, 2010 - Middle School Club

Okay, they really don't call it middle school here, but that's pretty much what this group is. A rowdy bunch of teenagers up to about age 13 gather every Wednesday night at Immanuel Church to play, talk about a Bible passage, and eat their Feeka. What is feeka, you ask? Good question. It's food. Like a snack. Or a small meal. Or a falafel from a street vendor. But, I digress. Today, has been great. It started with prayer time with the pastoral staff at Immanuel. Two of the leaders of the church are preparing to lead in a tent revival in...

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May 18, 2010 - Connecting with Youth Leaders

Lund is a university town just up the road from Malmo. At the center of the town is a huge old gothic cathedral belonging to the Church of Sweden (greatly influenced by the Lutheran church) and one of the largest universities in Sweden. Lund has over 60,000 university students. During the summer, this small city of 100,000 shrinks to a sleepy town of 40,000 as the students vacate for break. The town is old in history and architecture, but a young and thriving community with great places to drink coffee . . . which is, of course, the most...

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May 17, 2010 - Arrived in Malmo

As near as I can tell, I left my house 24 hours ago. After walking about a mile to a hotel, taking a shuttle all over L.A. County, sleeping most of the way from LAX to ATL, and then sleeping some more across the pond to Copenhagen, and finally taking a train to Malmo, I am at the train station. We were running pretty late leaving ATL so I called my friend Derek and asked him to get a message to my friend, Joel, here in Sweden that we would be at least an hour late. Facebook is a beautiful thing. The weather was touchy in Georgia, which...

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May 17, 2010 - Great First Day

So, I hope this doesn't set the pace for the whole trip. Joel was waiting for me at the first Malmo train stop while I took the train to Malmo Central. Yes, fun. Since I didn't have a computer, I found a wireless service . . . and once again made contact via Facebook. Is that the coolest invention or what? Joel rocks! (That's Yoel for us Americans.) We went to a great Swedish place for lunch! IKEA! How great is that? We scarfed down tons of Swedish meatballs (okay, 8 apiece), potatoes, and gooseberries . . . for TWO STINKIN' DOLLARS. I kid...

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Mar 10, 2010 - Singer Man Wenjun Arrested On Drug Offence

"Senior Chinese pop singer Man Wenjun has been taken into custody by Beijing police on drug offence. The Beijing Times reports that Beijing police raided a nightclub near the Workers' Stadium early Monday morning after receiving an anonymous tip-off, where they found illegal drugs in Man's VIP-room. The star, celebrating his wife's birthday with friends, was tested positive for a banned substance. His wife and friends were also taken into custody by police for using banned drugs. Further investigation is now underway. Man, 40, is...

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Jan 1, 2010 - Happy New Year's From Örnahusen, Sweden!

6:00 p.m. Well, I got back from an afternoon run about an hour ago. My time here at Vikki's parents home has been both relaxing and productive. We spent an enjoyable New Year's Eve with Vikki's family, highlighted by a delicious dinner prepared by a number of her brothers and some wine as well.While we had cold damp weather and gray skies today, several of the immediately preceding days have been crisp and cool. Good weather to take care of stuff in any event. We're going to Copenhagen in nearby Denmarkon Sunday, but until then, we'll be...

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Dec 27, 2009 - Visit to Local Sights around Örnahusen - Ale's Stenar & Glimmingehus near

Well, it's around 7 o'clock in the evening, and I expect we'll be eating dinner shortly. However, given that Vikki and I visited a couple of local tourist sights today, I wanted to quickly memorialize the sights which we saw here in the vicinity of Örnahusen, the small village where I am spending the holidays with Vikki and her family. We visited 2 local attractions today, Ale's Stenar and Glimmingehus. Definitely worth a look, but I can imagine it is far nicer to take in both sites in good weather as opposed to the cool windy weather...

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Dec 25, 2009 - Merry Christmas from Örnahusen, Sweden!

4:30 p.m. Örnahusen, Sweden. Well, it is dark outside already here in Örnahusen, a small coastal fishing village which lies in Skåne County in the province of Scania, Sweden's southernmost province. If the account I read online is accurate, Örnahusen has a year round population of less than 100 residents. So it's pretty rural, to put it mildly. I returned from jogging a short while ago, having taken advantage from a respite in the light cold rain which has been falling since I woke up this morning. If the bit which I have seen is any...

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