Thursday, March 31, 2005

AFROWALK Comes to Denmark, April 20-24

A Christian brother from South Africa recently contacted Pray for Denmark to express appreciation for the website: "I am so glad I found your website. It just gives me a bit of a better insight of Denmark . . . I just wanted to say thanks for putting information up on the web and tell you how it inspires me." Peet also told us of how the Lord has led him to make a prayer walk at the very northern tip of Jutland (Jylland). He calls the tip the "Spearhead" as the land area in northern Jutland comes to a sharp point. Peet has experienced a number of prayer walks in South Africa and has named this spiritual activity AFROWALK. Now the Lord is leading him to extend his prayer walking to Denmark. He will be making a business trip from South Africa to Scandinavia toward the end of April and is planning to take an additional five days to do a 90 kilometer AFROWALK around the shoreline of the Jutland "Spearhead" beginning on the west side at Hirtshals on Wednesday, April 20 and concluding on the east side at Frederikshavn on Sunday, April 24. In between are 16 other towns or villages. Learn more about Peet's prayer walk in Denmark at the following web address: and let's support his prayer ministry with our own prayers. Peet asks, "Why do this?" and in answer describes his prayer walking in this fashion: "I know that once I smelled the air, tasted the water, felt the wind and seen the people, I will have so much more compassion and be able to pray with all my heart. Walking in an area helps to see the way God sees it and better understand the things to be prayed for. I will also be there in person to deliver God's messages of hope and inspiration to people that are in need of it right there and at that specific moment in time . . . I have an excitement in my heart for Denmark. I believe the Lord wants to bless this country. If these words stir your heart in any way, please pray for Denmark too."

PRAY that the Lord will go before to guide and direct in even the minutest details of Peet's preparations for arrival at Hirtshals on April 20, including travel, weather, financial needs, spiritual readiness and, of course, our prayer support.

PRAY that there will be those receptive persons Peet may encounter along the way between Hirtshals and Frederikshavn who have spiritual needs the Holy Spirit can minister to through him.

PRAY that Peet's person and witness for Christ will be attractive to Danes so that they will not shun him thinking of him as a cultist.

PRAY that Peet's AFROWALK around the Jutland "Spearhead" will prove to be a dynamic spiritual spearhead for evangelism, revival/renewal, and church planting throughout the whole of Denmark in the months and years ahead.

PRAY that Peet's prayer walking ministry will attract Danes to know the Risen Christ in all His fulness, to walk upright in the Spirit and be guided by the Spirit, and to follow a lifestyle of walking in the footsteps of Jesus.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!

A crucified Savior--dead, buried and laid in a borrowed tomb. But, death could neither conquer nor hold Him, and three days later our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead just as He had said He would. There would not be a world-wide church today were it not for the truth of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. So, Christians throughout the world will gather on Sunday morning, March 27, to celebrate the resurrection and to worship a Living Christ. Many nominal adherents, those who usually are not to be found in the gatherings of faithful believers week after week, will come out on that day if only for tradition's sake or as the in thing to do. In Denmark, as in every country of Western Europe and Scandinavia, churches that usually have but a handful of the faithful in attendance will be filled, and some to overflowing, on Easter Sunday. Nominal Christianity is a curse upon any land. Nominal believers in any country need to feel the touch of flaming re-evangelism as the Holy Spirit brings men and women to a firm and unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ. This is why we pray for evangelism, church renewal/revival, and the planting of new churches throughout Denmark. For that to occur, pastors need to experience personal revival and an anointing to preach the Truth of the finished, saving work of Christ as attested to and confirmed in His resurrection. "He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification" (Romans 4:25, NIV). Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

PRAY that Danes who are unbelievers, or at best nominal believers, will be brought face to face with the Risen Christ and the truth claims of the Good News this Easter Sunday.

PRAY that Danish pastors in both the majority State churches and the minority free churches will not merely involve themselves in festive Easter liturgies and pious homilies, but will be empowered by God's Spirit to proclaim an unadulterated Gospel that calls for a commitment of repentance and personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

PRAY that Danes will come to recognize that Danish free churches are not religious cults, as is widely and falsely believed, but that they are churches holding firmly to the historic, orthodox Christian faith, teaching and preaching the Word of God as their only rule of faith and practice.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

A Letter to Friends of Pray for

Dear Friends:

It will soon be a year since the Pray for website was launched. Brad and I are both evangelical Christians with Danish ancestry who felt the Lord's leading to undertake this support project for His work in Denmark. Though we are both active members of strong evangelical churches, we work independently of them and are not compensated for our efforts. We are not sponsored by any church or mission organization and have no designs whatever for setting up a church or ministry of our own in Denmark. We do not solicit contributions, and do not attempt to generate funds for the expenses inherent in getting the Pray for Denmark website online. We believe we have succeeded in maintaining a broad evangelical perspective on this web page. A glance at the prayer requests posted over the months demonstrates that we have exercised concern for the varied aspects of evangelical work in Denmark through the churches and organizations we have highlighted.

We are so delighted to consistently have nearly 30 "hits" a day on average. Brad has done a fantastic job in publicizing the website, especially in newspapers in towns and area of the United States were there is a considerable population of those of Danish ancestry. We are constantly on the lookout for ways and means of getting the website before people who know the Lord and are willing to share our burden of prayer for heightened evangelism, revival/renewal, and church planting in Denmark. In the end, it is "not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord."

We have been greatly encouraged throughout the year with the responses Pray for Denmark has received from individuals in several different countries. We have even been able to put travelers in contact with evangelical churches in several locations in Denmark. It is gratifying to have had relatively few "crank" letters and only a couple of irrelevant emails from believers in other countries with another agenda. Because of our unique focus we have not responded to messages that are not in some manner related specifically to the needs of the Lord's work in Denmark.

So, how are we doing? We would love to hear from you with your comments about the website and even ideas of how we could improve or how we could make the ministry more effective.

Abundant blessings to all who have expressed interest and concern for the Lord's work in Denmark.

Bill Hunter
Brad Haugaard

PRAY for the Lord's continuing blessing and direction for Pray for's unique ministry of prayer support for the work and workers in Denmark.

PRAY for an increasing number of visitors to the website who will make themselves known to us and will covenant with us to pray for a resurgence of evangelism, revival/renewal, and church planting in Denmark.

PRAY for Danish pastors and churches experiencing discouragement and who need the encouragement of knowing that there are those committed to praying earnestly for them. Many of the free churches are small and struggling to find effective ways and means of reaching their local areas with the truth of the gospel of grace and salvation in Jesus Christ.