I have continued with the pastoral visits that I started in August, which have been very helpful in terms of seeing how the sheep are doing and how I can help them to grow in their walk with the Lord. In September I was contacted by a man from another city that was under conviction of sin and wanted to get right with God. I spent a good amount of time sharing the gospel with him and I am staying in contact with him. I am trying to get him connected to some brothers in his city that can meet him in person to continue to share with him. Pray that God would give him faith and repentance.
On the second Sunday of September we had a special service in the church plant followed by a potluck. We wanted to take the opportunity to invite people that have not come to the church for a while, along with new people and non-believers that we are reaching out to. To our surprise around 60 people showed up to our little church plant from more than 15 different nationalities as I preached the Gospel from Isaiah 55. Afterwards I had good conversations with some of the non-Christians.
September was a pretty busy time as we were planning for the conference that we had with Greg Gilbert. I’ll write more about that in the October report. On top of the regular things relating to church planting in Gothenburg, I will be at three other places preaching over the next few weeks. Pray that the Lord would grant conviction of sin and that He would open people’s heart to the Gospel.
Please pray for the Lord to help us know how we can be more involved in reaching out and helping all the refugees that are coming to Sweden, and especially those in our area. Today the nephew of our Syrian neighbors next door arrived to Sweden, and he will spend his first night in the country in their apartment. Two weeks ago I was introduced to a man from Syria that moved in to another neighbor’s apartment. He is from the same city that I used to live in and I have had some good opportunities to talk with him.
Luke began working for HeartCry in 2012 after graduating from Virginia Tech. He was raised in Harrisonburg, Virginia and now resides a few hours south in Radford, Virginia with his wife Meghan and their three children. He is the coordinator for the work that HeartCry is involved in throughout Latin America.More By Luke Nash