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Discharged from hospital. No more visits to the cancer clinic. no more disrupted schedules. and *Praise The Lord* no more Cancer.
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Back in beautiful Finland.
I arrived yesterday ( wednesday ) in Vaasa and set off for the prayer meeting but did not get there. 75 Kilometres north and I heard funny noises coming from my front wheel and then the smell of burning.
I knew something was wrong when the steering became difficult but had to keep driving until I found a safe place,
The front wheel bearing had collapsed making driving dangerous.
Friends came out and during the night I drove 7 kilometres in three hours to a place a mechanic could work on the bus.
The part has now been fitted but another part is required and I hope to get it done tomorrow.
I have missed two days of the meetings but will attend the final one tomorrow evening.
Everyone has made me really welcome and we all realise that if this problem had occurred on the Russian border or in Lapland it would have been devastating so Praise the Lord for His perfect timing.
Thursday 18th of June 2009 10:55:49 PM

When I set off from Finland to go to the Faroe Islands, I loved driving. Things can change and now I am tired of sitting behind the wheel, watching the road surface passing me by.
The heating is now blowing hot air in ALL departments and prayer has once again been well and truly answered.
The scenery here is spectacular with many bridges spanning rivers and ravines revealing amazing vistas. Today there is a violent cross wind on many bridges and I really have to drive the bus at all times to prevent it turning into the Helicopter Brian wrote about on the Visitors Atrium.
200 miles to Umea and then the ferry to Vaasa tomorrow at 09 00 and another time zone change for the clocks. This means I will be getting out of bed 2 hours before I would in Britain.
Thanks to all you faithful readers and prayer's out there.
A message for Douglas at SU Dublin. Please email me. you have changed your address and I cannot send you news.
Tuesday 16th of June 2009 10:26:27 AM

Getting a bit fed up with the marathon drive back to Finland. There is only about three hundred miles to go before I take ship at Umea on wednesday morning.
yesterday and today has neen a nightmare with roadworks and diversions just about everywhere but tha area around Sundsvall is the worst I have experienced in many years.
The heating downstairs is terrific but there is no warmth upstairs due to air in the system. Please pray that a good mechanic or plumber will show uop soon.
Monday 15th of June 2009 11:09:40 PM

A great sail on Norrona with much love shown to me.
The Catering manager invited me to a free Smorgasborg dinner on friday avening.
He is new to the company this year and the food quality has soared since he took over. It must be one of the best Smorgasborg tables in Scandinavia and well worth trying if you get the opportunity.
The duty free manager gave me over 300 packets of chewing gum to give to the children I meet. They will be very well received by the thousands of young people I meet on my travels. It is good to be accepted by the staff of Norrona as I sail with the ship frequently.
I arrived at Hantsholm at 09 00 and had arrived in Sweden by 18 00 hrs after another boat ride. I am now heading for Umea on tuesday and another ship to Vaasa in Finland.
Saturday 13th of June 2009 08:36:14 PM

After three days surrounded by Electricians, mechanics and other tradesmen, it is good to be heading for Norrona this evening.
When God sent me to the Faroe Islands for repairs to the heating system I thought I had miss heard His directives.
The Webasto heater has given problems since I bought the bus and stopped working last year.
I have taken it to Webasto dealers, mechanics and electricians throughout Britain and Scandinavia.
At JT Electrics in Fuglafjorder I was down to desperation point as I would have to abandon Finland during the colder periods. God was RIGHT.
The heater is working and the bus is WARM at last. Mant thanks to Sigmund, Carl and Oliver for their dedicated work.
I arrive in Denmark Saturday, Sweden Sunday and and Finland Wednesday. I hope to call into Gavle next monday to meet up with friends. Please keep on Praying.
Thursday 11th of June 2009 07:22:53 PM

Surrounded by friends and licking my wounds in the Faroe Islands is putting life back into focus.
Within an hour of the electrician turning up last night the alternator was working.
Today the major job of getting the Webasto working is to be started. We need much prayer for this as no one here has worked on these things before.
Thanks to all my faithful warriors out there. I truly love you and need you all so much.
The cost of these repairs is in the Lords hands, but one man's mistake in wiring has cost the ministry dearly.
Tuesday 09th of June 2009 08:26:58 AM

Still on Norrona and will be delighted to reach the Faroe Islands at 05 00.
The journey has not been pleasant. I was able to purchase a bunk in a shared cabin but only a top bunk was available which is very difficult for me to climb into.
One of the other two men is a snorer and he parties all night and snores all day. He also leaves empty whisky bottles all over the cabin so it is like sleeping in a brewery.
I am so tired and will be really grateful to reach friendly shores.
The cruise is also a country and western theme party so the ship seems to be littered with drunken cowboys.
Wyatt Earp ( Eat your heart out]
Monday 08th of June 2009 01:42:17 AM

Feeling shattered and worn out but a cabin cannot be found for me on board Norrona.
The distance from Rovaniemi to Egjsberg is 2241 Kilometres and I drove it in around 40 hours.
I will be so pleased to reach Torshavn for a shower and a sleep.
Saturday 06th of June 2009 04:55:24 PM

After a drive that is better committed to memory than done again I am back in Sandviken. I will leave here in a couple of hours for Gothenberg and the ferry to Denmark.
I left Roveneimi on wednesday night after a splendid meetin with my friends there and in 24 hours I drove over 1,000 kilometres in the wind and occassional rain to get here. I am still tired after a nights sleep.
I hope the wind dies down today as it is really hard holding the bus on these narrow roads.
Please pray that Oliver and his staff at JT Electric can sort out my electric problems. They are becoming a real nightmare as I am finding it difficult to even charge up my phones and computer.
Friday 05th of June 2009 08:04:53 AM

It is good that the Lindborg family find time to read my journal each evening. I love to hear from my young friends and to know that they are praying for me.
Everything is going wrong.
I had an alternator fitted in Sandviken and the electrician wired it incorrectly. Of course he burnt it out and a new one was purchased in Roveniemi and no one can get it to work. The Webesto night heater for the bus is fitted but no one seems to want to do the electrical connections. The only firm willing to do the work ( and the firm I trust most) is in the Faroe Islands.
I am now heading for the boat to try and get this vital work done before the cold weather arrives and the boat fare rises for the summer season.

Thursday 04th of June 2009 08:37:35 AM

I have just gained access to a computer at the Alcoholic Outreach centre I am speaking at this lunchtime.
I have really missed being able to gain access to your messages and they have done me good as I catch up with the news.
Monday 01st of June 2009 10:16:43 AM

Correction to my previous message:- The bookings for the conference are 16-19th June at Larsmo.
Sunday 31st of May 2009 09:00:14 PM

The trip To Finland is proving to be very successful, but I cannot get an internet connection. Most of my time is spent on the Arctic Circle in the town of Rovaniemi where I am proving God is in Charge. Each day new meetings are coming for me.
On Friday morning I spoke at a youth college and 300 young people heard the message. I am told that it is the first time a speaker has had a standing ovation. During the youth outreach meeting in the evening many students came to thank me for what I had said in the morning. During the street meeting we were privileged that a group of Muslin teenagers came to "Break Dance" for us. All these boys attend a Christian youth club and 2 or 3 have made a decision for Jesus.
Yesterday I called to see Santa Claus and presented him with an English bible and a Finnish New Testament. This meeting was recorded on DVD and I hope to have it on the video page very soon.
This morning I preached at Kemijarvi Penticostal church and met many people I knew from last year.
This afternoon I had a telephone call to book me for another Christian Conference. This booking is for the 16 - 10th June in the village of Larsmo. This is as a result of the conference in Sweden 2 weeks ago.
It appears that God has not finished with me yet. Please keep praying. I depend upon YOU

Sunday 31st of May 2009 08:55:16 PM

I have driven the odd hundred miles to gain access to the computer in Sweden.

Diesel was very low and I have not got many euros to spend so have come here to put fuel in the tanks.
Already the popularity of the bus is evident and it is booked to do street youth work on friday evening. A school friday morning and I will be going to see Santa on wednesday afternoon.
Last night I spoke at the prayer meeting at Rovaniemi Pentecostal church and it was a truly blessed meeting.
Please leave messages on the visitor page and then when I log on I will not feel abandoned.
Wednesday 27th of May 2009 09:47:05 AM

Clifford says that the last weekend has been just amazing. Following on from the miracle of the Kroner notes he spoke at the meeting with people from all over Scandinavia, with an interpreter. He is now in Finland, but cannot get a signal. He will get on the web when there are libraries so keep looking. He will be going down the border with Russia.
Monday 25th of May 2009 06:50:26 PM

" All things work for Good, for those who Love the Lord"
Today I wondered if I was on the right track because no matter what I did I just could not feel settled inside my heart.
I woke at 06 00 and was driving by 07.00 and heading for Umeo. I arrived there at 11 00 and debated whether I should continue driving in Sweden or catch the ferry to Vaasa in Finland. Finance won and I continued driving.
At 14 00 I stopped and had a cuppa but the Lord seemed to tell me to continue driving. At 15 00 I had had enough and parked up for the day.
At 15 30 I set off again and stopped by a lake to do some fishing for my supper. Caught nothing and felt I should continue to the next big town.
No parking places available, keep on driving.
In the vicinity of Piteå I felt the urge to call it a day. I had driven over 400 miles and was feeling tired.
Stop at the next picnic area for the night came into my heart like a thunderbolt.
As I signalled to turn right into the picnic area I noticed it was beside a camping site. I did not have any money so did as I was told. Pulling into the picnic area a saw a sighn in the camping site. JESUS ån HERRE.
I went to see if anyone was about and was delighted to find it wa a christian conference beginning at LANOKAGÅRDEN church. They have made me really welcome and asked me to bring the bus onto the church carpark.
As I walked the 100 metres along the road to find out about the sign I saw something in the grass. It was a 100 kroner note and then I found another. Nearly £20. Going to get the bus I found another 100kroner and a driving licence and bank cards.
Of course we informed the police who told us that a lady visitor to Sweden in January had reported her handbag missing. She had put the bag on the car roof and driven away.
The lady is now in Malta so the police contacted her.
Everything had been replaced and she had no use for Swedish currency.
God has supplied once again.

Saturday 23rd of May 2009 12:03:07 AM

It is good to know that people are noticing the bus and realising why I am on the road.
If you have not been on the Visitor Atrium today, please log on.
A request for prayer from "Team Klabbe" who saw me parked near Southport today.
Please add Klas Ingesson to your prayer list. More information on Visitor Atrium.
I am parked in an isolated and really lovely place tonight, surrounded by fir trees and by the side of a very large lake. About 150 kilometres south of Umea.
Thursday 21st of May 2009 08:42:02 PM

Last night I spoke at "The Good Foundation" Alcoholic recovery centre and we had a terrific time. Much of the service was taken up with prayer and it really felt awesome.
The generator was fitted into the luggage area and now I need an electrician to wire up the starter.
Tonight was a home cell group in Hofors which went very well.
I am parked in a lay-bye on the E4 heading north. I hope to get to Umea tomorrow and the Arctic Circle by saturday.
Keep watching this page because I am now living one day at a time.
Wednesday 20th of May 2009 11:45:20 PM

My time in the town of Sandviken has now ended.
Last night I was honoured by the churches by a farewell service that nearly brought me to tears. If I could have understood what they were saying about me I do not think my emotions would have been kept under control.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who made my visit here a resounding success. The Priests, Pastors, Christians and the Children of the town, but also to the thousands of people who have been praying for me.
Tonight I speak at an Alcoholic Treatment centre in Hammerby and tomorrow at a home cell group in Hofors.
The people of Sandviken gave me a final gift before leaving the town. They bought me the generator I really need to help keep me in electricity during the winter. Now to find someone to install it and wire up the electrics to my bus heater.
Tuesday 19th of May 2009 08:33:10 AM

God is truly great and totally faithful.
This morning I was honoured to be invited to Hofors pentecostal church again. This morning my friend Bengt was the preacher and I was asked to sing.
The congregation was totally mixed and from the harmony of the Africans and the sincerity of the Swedes it was a recipe for GLORY.
This morning a young lady was baptised and I was told she was the sister I immersed two weeks ago.
I did not know it at the time but have now been informed that the whole family come from a Muslim culture.
It is no wonder that I have had occasion to feel slightly unwelcome.
The church are now in preparation to begin open air witness.PTL.
Did you notice that the site has had 21,000 visitors. It is truly incredible. Tak.
Sunday 17th of May 2009 03:28:12 PM

My time in Sandviken is rapidly drawing to an end and I will really miss some of the wonderful people I have met in the few months.
Because of the shooting incident and maybe because I am a little stubborn I have decided to stay in the area for an extra two days. My final appointment will be in Hofors on wednesday evening at a home prayer cell group.
We must treat those who are against us in the same way they try to treat us. When they tell us to go, it really means that we are causing problems in the enemy camp.

Victory is never achieved by retreating.

It has now been established that I shall drive directly to the Arctic Circle from here. It is only about a thousand Kilometres so I leave this area on thursday morning and will be in Santa Land by next saturday.
The plan is to drive the whole perimeter of Finland including the Russia - Finland - Lappland border in prayer.
This will be the second border trip and if the Lord tarries and permits I will do the drive seven times to Claim the territory for Jesus.
Thank you to all of you who have supported me during this stressful time by leaving messages on the Visitors Atrium. Without your support I don't think I could have continued. I need you all so much and many do not realise just how much it means to me to read your comments. God Bless You ALL.
Saturday 16th of May 2009 07:18:18 PM

When something happens that really makes you think about personal committment it brings true clarity of mind.
Over the last two days since the shooting I have had to search the motives for my work for the Lord Jesus and as to whether I really do love him enough to die for him.
The answer is a resounding " I Love You Lord "
The true friendship of the visitors to the visitors page has touched me in a way that is very hard to put into words.
All I can say is, Thanks for your Prayer and Care.
Today I am speaking the whole day at school with 7 lessons for pupils aged 13 to 15 years.
I will remain here as planned until tuesday when I once again head for the Arctic Circle.
Friday 15th of May 2009 07:05:34 AM

I must say that life here in Sweden is not boring.
I arrived back in Sandviken yesterday and am preparing for my last weekend.
It has been good here and I have made many friends amongst the local people.
Unfortunately the donations recieved from the churches has covered less than 20% of the bus running costs so I will have to leave.
This afternoon I was walking along the main road pathway heading for the shops when a car pulled alongside me with two men in it. The passenger let down his window and pointed a handgun at me and fired. "Thank God he missed"
Even though it could have been a pellet gun he could have done a lot of harm to me.
Please pray for my protection in these last few days.
It is possible that I will cut my stay down even further as this has given me quite a scare.
Wednesday 13th of May 2009 03:37:39 PM

Other than the numerous telephone calls I have received I have spoken to no one for over two days.
I am still parked by the lake and drivers can see the bus as they pass by.
I spent nearly all day fishing today but caught nothing. I am running out of worms (please do NOT send me any)
The break is doing me the world of good as I did not realise hoe exhausted I was.Much sleeping and general resting going on.
I saw a badger going passed last night and it is great watching the birds on the lake.
I may move tomorrow but have not yet decided.I am not required in Sandviken before thursday so I will make the most of this time.
It is really great that people are making entries on the Visitors Atrium. Why don't you leave a message and give everyone a big lift ( spelling is not important and niether is the language you choose to write in)
Saturday 09th of May 2009 11:26:09 PM

I am still parked by the lake twenty kilometres from Hallefors and enjoying the gret oeace I am experiencing.
It has given me the opportunity to relax and wash my clothes. Water is normally rationed in the bus as I never know when I can get my bottles filled up without a load of hassle filtering the debris from the streams and waterfalls. Today there is plenty of lake water and I can wash nearly everything with no trouble.
I had to ask The Web Master to remove a message from the visitors page this morning.
I found it offensive and the author did not have the grace to use his name. He called himself or herself (Truthseeker.)
I will probably move on later today but will continue with my time of resting for a few more days.
Another entry to the miracle page should be on the site soon and more pictures have been put on the Sweden Pictures page.
Friday 08th of May 2009 11:38:57 AM

Just a note to all of you who believe I am invincible ( I'm Not )
I have experienced great joy today as I have sat in the bus looking over a beautiful lake and surrounded my thousands of pine trees.
Today has been a day of rest and relaxation and I hope to stay in this area for another couple of days, just resting and reading.
I take note of the comments by Eric that I should take a break. My answer is, I will when you will.
Blessings to all and please pray that the bus shall be hidden so that I can catch up on my much needed sleep.
Thursday 07th of May 2009 08:27:20 PM

I am parked in a picnic area just beyond Vasteras and heading in the Orebro direction.
I am getting very tired of people stealing the accessories from the outside of the bus. The chrome ( plastic) Eagle I bought on the Russian border has been ripped off the bus today. I have never seen another one for sale anywhere since I bought it last year. It is no possible use to the thief as the adhesive I used has been left sticking to the bus and the eagle was most probably broken during the removal.
In the last year I have had four wheel trims stolen, one by one. Now I understand why churches have to lock their doors.
Once again the phone has been in constant use.
Daniel rand me two weeks ago and told me he desired to stop drinking. I prayed with him over the telephone and he Rededicated His Life to Jesus. He rang today and informed me that he is still sober and has now got a job as a carpenter.
A young man rang me from Northrn Ireland to tell me that he found Jesus three weeks ago.
Timo is a priest I met in Posio last September. He has moved parish to the town of Kuhmo on the Russian Finland border. I have been requested to sing at the International Music Festival there on July 14th.
This is not a christian festival so it is a real honour to be invited. I will stay there for around ten days or longer if required.
Monday 04th of May 2009 08:04:59 PM

I have now left Stockholm and heading towards Orebro for a few days break and out of town ministry.
This morning I spoke at St Peters Methodist Church in Stockholm and was very well recieved.. I am hearing the same comments wherever I go in this country. " It is good to get back to the basics, Gospel and Testimony " I must admit that it surprises me, but I can only write on this page the truthful comments I receive.
In the last two weeks I have written about the work and the true blessings I have recieved here in Sweden, Conversions, Baptisms, School Work and numerous other great happenings yet I get very little feedback from my wonderful readers. Is there anything else I can talk about that will get a response and make me feel that I really do have a following. Please write something and remind me that YOU are out there praying.
Sunday 03rd of May 2009 05:46:08 PM

The day of Christian Celebration went really well here in Stockholm with thousands attending to march and witness.
I spoke about following Jesus and not trying to walk in front of Him. If we do not wait upon the Lord then we miss the Opportunities He gives to each one of us to witness and often our words will fall on bad ground and not be received properly.
Three people helped me to give out my life story in Swedish and during the day around six thousand were distributed. I was totally shattered by the time I sat down in the evening.
Searching the area afterwards I only found one book on the ground but hundreds of pieces of literature given away by other organisations.
Please pray that the books will be read and passed on to others to read and become a moving witness for the Kingdom.
Sunday 03rd of May 2009 09:40:58 AM

Everyone said it could not be done. Everyone I spoke to said it was impossible. The organisers said that the bus could not enter the city of Stockholm because of the Christian Parade tomorrow. The only vehicles allowed are first aid and police.
Last night I was informed that the Police Commissioner in charge of the whole event had given permission for " The Jesus Bus " to be parked in the centre of the city within 500 metres of the main event.
Thousands of Christian will parade past the bus and even now the tourists are passing in uncountable numbers.
If you are coming to Stockholm for the Event look out for the bus on "Skeppsbron" and shout Halleluja as you pass by. In the words of the chorus,

"Our God is an AWESOME GOD"
Friday 01st of May 2009 04:40:29 PM

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