Sunday, February 13, 2022

Back to the street!

Masks, no masks. Vaccinations, no vaccinations. Shutdowns, restrictions, illness... The people of Denmark have been riding this roller coaster for the past couple of years, and the fatigue is showing—also in the lives of street evangelists Bo and Mona Henriksen, and those volunteer with them to share the gospel of Jesus Christ on the streets of several cities across Denmark. 

If the names sound familiar, it may be because we featured Bo and Mona and their ministry back in 2017. You can read more about them here. But in a recent email update, Bo shared candidly the very real challenges of the past year: a year filled with challenges, setbacks, and even doubts.

Paradoxically, it has also been a year of victories. The Henriksens have prayed with several people to follow Christ, and they’ve been able to start a home fellowship of Bulgarian immigrants who are growing in their faith. As Bo put it, “we have seen big miracles on the street.”

So Bo shares an optimistic vision for the coming year. He and Mona are ready to see what God will do again on the streets. “Isn’t it also in difficult situations like these,” says Bo, “that God has promised to be God?”

Indeed. And with that in mind, he shares from Paul’s letter to the Corinthian believers that “We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.” (2 Corinthians 4:7-10)

That’s exactly right, Bo and Mona!

PRAY for renewed vision on the streets of Denmark, that those who share Christ will meet with ready hearts. 

PRAY for Bo and Mona and their co-workers, for encouragement, protection, and renewed strength.

PRAY that God would work in creative new ways to reach people with his grace. Our God is a creative God, in no way limited by circumstances!

PRAY for revival on the streets and in the cities of Denmark!