Last week, on Sunday, November 12th, Ben was commissioned as a "Missionary of EPCEW to Sweden." The members of the commission included the full Immanuel Church Session and the Convener of EPCEW's Church Planting Committee. Three members of the commission arrived from England on Friday, and we enjoyed a full weekend of fellowship and mutual encouragement. Immanuel Church also had guests the same weekend from Holland who had been supporting the work in Sweden with financial and fraternal encouragement for about ten years.
It was a joy to be a part of such an important week for our family and a good time of celebration for the church here. Stephen Dancer, current moderator of EPCEW and member of Immanuel Church Session, gave the charge to Ben, reminding us all that the Christian life is one of endurance, to focus on Christ and press forward. A charge was also given to the local church body to continue in her prayers and efforts for seeing more churches throughout Sweden. Please pray with us that we would endure well to God's glory, and that He would be pleased to build His Church in Sweden.