Our story and role here is definitely still unfolding but here is a bit of background into our move. Bjarni is Icelandic but lived in Huntsville, Alabama for 16 years after giving his life to Jesus. He worked in the inner-city with Lincoln Village Ministry for most of that time. Jenny was on the pastoral staff for over twelve years at The Rock Family Worship Center in the same city, working with youth and women's ministry. Several years ago, Bjarni (or Thor for most that know him from the states) had a dream where he walked into a house that had ice covering the floor. When he looked closer he saw that people were trapped under the ice. He started to pound his fists on the ice so that he could release the ones trapped. When they were free he asked the Lord if they would live. The Lord said yes to him but that they would need to be brought out slowly, in and out.
When he woke up from this dream and discussed it, we knew that it was about Iceland but didn't know what it meant for us or our family. All we knew was that the Lord was increasing our love for the nation of Iceland and it's people. We continued to pray that the Lord would bring clarity to that dream and little did we know what shape it would take. We have prayed, wrestled, traveled, stepped out in faith, received more confirmations, sought counsel, planned and prayed some more. Then we took a huge step of faith by moving our entire family to Iceland to serve in ministry and community areas. We are covered by The Rock Family Worship Center in Huntsville, Alabama. We are financially supported by our church as well as a multitude of people from the states and some here in Iceland. We are grateful for this love and generosity. For almost two years our home has been in Akureyri, the city Bjarni prayed for before we moved and then connected to in a divine way. We know God is continuing to unfold our story and our location in Iceland so that we can better serve the churches as a whole and impact more people with the love of Christ.
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