Sunday, July 29, 2012

Eight Years of Ministry

It is hard for us to believe, but PrayforDenmark.com has now been online for over eight years.  Brad Haugaard and Bill Hunter, both evangelical Christians with Danish ancestry, sensed the Lord's direction in initiating this prayer support ministry for Denmark. Though both of us are active members of strong evangelical churches, we are not sponsored by them and are not compensated monetarily for our efforts.  Indeed, PrayforDenmark.com is not sponsored by any church or denomination, or by any para-church or mission organization.  We have never had designs on setting up a church or ministry of our own in Denmark. This Internet blog is entirely self-supporting, that is, we do not solicit contributions, and do not attempt to generate funds for the expenses inherent in keeping it online.

We have tried and believe we have succeeded in these eight years to maintain a broad perspective on Danish evangelical churches, pastors and ministries. The commentary and prayer requests on PFD over the years demonstrate quite clearly that we have exercised concern for a wide variety of evangelical work in Denmark through the churches and organizations we have highlighted. With some we are in total agreement and with others perhaps not in every detail, but we have been and continue to be concerned that the Body of Christ in Denmark not be further fractured or splinterered.  Of course, we hold to certain basic and non-negotiable biblical and theological truths that distinguish conservative evangelicals from other churches and denominations even when there may be differing views on some issues.

We are always on the lookout for ways and means of getting the webblog before people, especially those with Danish ancestry living in other countries who know and love the Lord and who are willing to share our burden of prayer for heightened evangelism, revival/renewal, and church planting in the ancestral homeland. In the end, it is "not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord." We praise the Lord for giving us the vision for PrayforDenmark.com and are so grateful for the commendation and support of a number of people similarly burdened for the progress of the Gospel in a land with hundreds of church buildings but little evidence of spiritual power. We remain committed as ever to revival/renewal, evangelism, and church planting in Denmark

Brad and I take great pleasure in announcing the addition of a third member to our PrayforDenmark.com administrative team.  Robert “Bob” Elmer has recently joined us and will be working with Bill in writing posts that highlight the needs and challenges of evangelical work in
Denmark.  Bob not only has sterling Danish ancestry (his parents having immigrated to the United States from Denmark) but he has a better grasp of the Danish language than either Brad or Bill.  That will stand him in good stead as PrayforDenmark.com moves into the future.  What is more, he has a real heart for the Danish people and for the strengthening of the Lord’s work in Denmark. It may be that Bob will feel led in the future to share something of his background with readers of this webblog.

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

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

PRAY for Danish pastors and churches experiencing discouragement and needing the encouragement of those committed to praying earnestly for them and their ministries. Many of them are under-supported financially. The Danish free (non-Folkekirke) 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.

PRAY that the addition of new team member Bob Elmer will enhance and even invigorate the ministry and outreach of PrayforDenmark.com.

2 comments:

Gospel Worldwide ministry said...

Dear Sir

I pray everyday for Denmark which is my home country, there is a lot of spiritual battles i my home country and one of them is in the danish church, which is states church, which you know.
this Church is not Gods home anymore, because its build on earthly needs not Gods law. in time all Churches in Denmark will not be together with the state and will be run by people with the right calling from the Lord and this is the way to go.
I am in Denmark every 3 months else i am doing my ministry in Africa.
Bless you all in your calling and let The Power of the Holy Spirit
guide and advice you

Henrik Johansen

Dani Henriksen said...

I will be joining you in prayer for denmark and pls. Not forget Greenland too which is also part of Denmark who needs our prayers too.