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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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Nearly a good day.
The morning was spent helping repair childrens bikes with a few friends,
This evening we went to Kajaani for a three hour open air which was a true blessing.
Whils't we were at Kajaani an incident occurred back in Kuhmo. Mike, the young man we tried to help over the weekend had left at lunchtime and was supposed to have got on a bus and left town.He used the bus fare we gave him to get drunk and returned to the vicarage whils't Timo and I were in Kajaani. He was drunk and demanded money from Timo's wife Marie Eleonar. She refused and he left. He is now in police custody. Please keep on praying.
Monday 15th of August 2011 09:47:59 PM

A good weekend with plenty of things to do.
On saturday I went with Timo collecting Blueberries on an island in the middle of the lake. It was very relaxing but I found I soon got backache and was glad to come home.
Saturday evening was prayer time and on sunday morning we visited the church campsite.
Here in Scandinavia, family is everything and gatherings from families are a regular occurance. The reunions gather together branches of family going back many generations. Some members publish books, recording events from many years past and they come together each year for a couple of days to eat and chat.
The church plays an important role in the gathering and sunday is communion time. I was able to speak to this gathering for an hour and we had a good time.
The evening was a barbeque with a different group of people and very popular.
Mike the young man ewe are trying to help came to join us and today he is going to do some painting,If he turns up.
Monday 15th of August 2011 09:34:43 AM

Once again I am back in Kuhmo.
I arrived in time to speak at the prayer meeting and tell about the work in Latvia and Estonia. Just like Sandviken, the people took the missionaries plight to heart and a steady stream of people have arrived bearing gifts.
Yesterday I was able to sing and witness at the funeral of "Pennti". A great man of prayer who came from a background similar to mine. He had a very hard life and then found "Jesus".
I know I shall meet him again, but I shall miss his times of prayer.
A young man arrived at the door of the vicarage this morning. He looks like he has hard a hard time travelling and no one helping him. Timo and I are trying to give him a chance but we need your prayers as to how to help him. We have found temporary accomodation for him and will give him a few jobs to do over the next few days.PLEASE PRAY
Saturday 13th of August 2011 02:06:16 PM

I will return to Kuhmo tomorrow and I am praying for dried food to take to Latvia.
I have just been on to the prayer page and I so upset that it just does not seem to attract too many visitors. Brian Fleming and Eric seem to be the only ones that take an interest in it nowadays. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Tuesday 09th of August 2011 10:10:21 PM

After a horrific 300 mile drive through torrential rain I managed to catch the ferry to Finland.
I have been so encouraged by the number of people who took the time to keep the Visitors Atrium rolling along.
The people of Sandviken really came up trumps for our family in Latvia and I have a full load of clothing, shoes, prams, a cot and Soooooooo many toys for the children.
I was offered three goats and some chickens but they could have caused problems at the port or the goats would have eaten the clothes.
I am now heading for Kuhmo and should head for Latvia sometime next week.
Monday 08th of August 2011 10:20:38 PM

Still packing the van with things required in Latvia.
People here have been very generous with items for the dear family I met out in the wilderness. The missionary was so in love with Jesus,even during a time of trial.
How I hope we can encourage him by just being there for him and his large family.
I leave Sandviken tomorrow after pteaching at the pentecostal church. Should be back on line by tuesday or wednesday.
Saturday 06th of August 2011 11:56:19 AM

After leaving Estonia I travelled through Latvia and Lithuania following the Russian Border and praying. I am pleased to be able to report that I have now completed the journey I was instructed to do. The whole Russian border from top to bottom,this meant driving through five countries and many hours behind the steering wheel.
I sail for Sweden tomorrow to gather up some things for the pastor in Estonia but will call in Finland for a couple of weeks before I deliver them.
Please keep praying.
Monday 01st of August 2011 10:30:03 AM

After a long drive I at last I dropped off my load at the top of Estonia and moved onwards.
As I drove I prayed for a peacefull car park to take a day off. My wish was granted for 12 hours. The car park chosen was in the grounds of a catholic convent and also the site of a natural water spring. It is one of the most visited places of pilgrimage in the Baltic states.
People turned up in their thousands and helped themselves to literature and lollies. I moved onwards yesterday, following the Russian border towards Latvia. Last night I was disturbed by a large group of youths and felt very threatened so moved on.
I crossed into Latvia this afternoon and was just finding my was when I was signalled to stop by a car who had just overtaken me.
It turned out that the car occupants were local missioners and they asked me to follow them to their home.
One of their daughters was celebrating her 17th birthday today and I was asked to join the party. I then realised that it was also my birthday and two birthday cakes were made for us.
Altogether a great welcome to the country.
Wednesday 27th of July 2011 08:11:28 PM

I left Kuhmo last night with a full load of " Swords and will sail within the hour. No signal in the country so will not be on web for a couple of weeks. Keep Praying.
Saturday 23rd of July 2011 03:21:08 PM

After a hectic 48 hours I can at last update the web page.
As promised I sailed for Tallin and the Baltic states. I had promised to take a few thousand gospels with me and headed for a church on the Russian Border.
I was amazed at my reception by the pastor. He had a few gospels but told me he could use as many as I could leave with him.
I emptied the van of every gospel and tract I could find for him. Around 50.000 pieces alltogether.
The church does a massive outreach programme of second hand clothes and food distribution amongs't the poor of the town.
I left a load of food and plenty of dried soup. They make 300 litres at a time!!!
I was able to speak during the evening service. Over a hundred people ( all Russian ) heard the word of God and the service was televised.
I have now returned to Finland and will fill up with more literature for the church and whatever else I can get in the van.
Expensive time !!
But how much is a SOUL WORTH ??????
Please help if you can, but PLEASE PRAY.
Thursday 21st of July 2011 11:29:31 PM

I am finding it really difficult as I head south as the temperatures seem to rise with every mile.
I am now heading for the port in Helsinki and should sail later today. The entries will be rather spasmodic when I arrive and for the next few weeks, but I will do my best to upload as I am able.
I have to be very careful with my finances at the moment,not much is coming my way in Finland.I will really have to look at the situation for next year. I try to be wise with the money donated by the people elsewhere and I do not want to subsidise wealthy churches.
Please pray for my safety in the next month!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday 19th of July 2011 10:07:43 AM

Timo and I had a smashing time yesterday as we joined a large group of leaders from Lions Club International.
I was able to share a little of my story with these wonderful people and as I sang out in the open air it became very special to us all.
Our hosts had prepared a special barbeque of pork, cooked underneath an open fire.The meat had a flavour of it's own and melted in my mouth.
Today I spoke at the main Lutheran church and really felt a moving of the Holy Spirit as I spoke of the woman caught in adultery.
This evening was spent loading literature for Estonia. I hope to meet up with Finnish Christians in Tallin on thursday.
Sunday 17th of July 2011 08:42:34 PM

Another wonderful day here in Finland.
Most of today was spent emptying the van in preparation for next week.
I hope to take a few thousand gospels with me to Estonia.
The International night was the best one I have experienced here in Kuhmo.All the singers and speakers gave their all and it really did come over extremely well.I was delighted to hear the name of Jesus used so often this evening and I am sure He was pleased with the whole service.
Once again Timo translated for me and it gets easier each time we join together.
Please pray for Timo and His family.They work so hard here in Kuhmo for Jesus and go the extra mile without even thinking about it.Timo is a true inspiration to all those he works with.
Saturday 16th of July 2011 12:06:44 AM

A good day here with time to relax.
This afternoon was taken up in ministry. It is good when pastors and priests can find someone to talk to.
Tomorrow is international night in the Lutheran Church. Representatives from Russia,India,Israel,Germany and myself from the United Kingdom will sing and speak.
In the morning Timo and I will be recording two programmes to be broadcast on the radio in August. I am told the programmes will be heard by a quarter of the households in Finland and is a very popular programme.
Thursday 14th of July 2011 09:53:06 PM

I do not understand what is happening here in Kuhmo, But I like it!!!!!!!
I spoke at the pentecostal church last night and felt an astounding move of the "Holy Spirit" It left me in tears of joy and I knew that I was standing on "Holy Ground"
Today I spoke in the market place and after a short break went to the Block house flats for outreach and supplied soup and sausages to a great gathering of people.
Tonight I once again spoke to the congregation at the Free Church.The translator was a young man who had never translated before and he did a great job. I spoke about the need for witness and revival and being ready for the Lord's return.
The Lord seems to be moving me into a new and exciting dimention of witness. How I praise Him for His goodness to me.
Tomorrow is a day off but I will be in ministry as well.
Wednesday 13th of July 2011 09:43:36 PM

After taking the day off on sunday I feel much better.
Today a car load of us went to prison. We joined a pastor who retired today after 22 years in prison ministry.I was able to sing and speak to his invited guests from all over Finland.It was a truly wonderful feeling speaking to around a hundred priests and prison workers about the reality of Jesus.
This evening I preached to two seperate groups of prisoners and the services were televised throughout the prison TV network.
Monday 11th of July 2011 08:45:21 PM

Btarted havack in Kuhmo with temperatures well into the thirties. Too hot to breathe or sleep.
The meetings in Kajaani went very well but I experienced problems. I had quite serious chest pains and the evening sermon was very difficult for me. Timo was quite worried as he translated for me but I managed to speak and sing as normal. "God is truly Great"
Today I have been very tired but am now feeling much better.
It can't be heart problems, I gave my heart away.
Saturday 09th of July 2011 08:46:52 PM

Shame on you Brian. I will not be 66 until the end of the month.
All going well.
I am in Kajaani with temperatures well over 30 and waiting for the Kuhmo crowd to arrive for street and church outreach.
Friday 08th of July 2011 03:35:59 PM

During my time in Lapland and Finmark I have seen so many beautiful things. I am constantly amazed at the wonder of our Heavenly Father's creation.
The mountain and forest scenery that I see every day that the resident population seem to take for granted fills me with awe.
The wildlife here is just incredible. From the stupid reindeer that crosses the road in front of moving traffic and the fox that runs everywhere.
I always miss taking pictures because of the speed of many animals and birds. As I was driving along the Alta fjiord yesterday I heard such a noise that I nearly ran off the road. It was so unexpected and just outside the van window. A Golden Eagle was being mobbed by a flock of seagulls and was made to drop the prey it was holding in it's talons.
I tried to stop but the road was too narrow and I could not get a picture.
Who said that being a christian is boring?
Thursday 07th of July 2011 12:30:15 AM

After a mammoth drive through Norway I am now back in Finland. 20 kilometres north of Mounio and around 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
I spent a few hours around the Alta Fjiord and called in to see the Tirpitz Museum and found it really interesting.It was hard to visualise German forces driving down such peacefull roads with war on their minds. So many young men died from Germany and Britain as well as other countries to satisfy the craving of Satan and his hordes.
I drive from here to Kajaani to take part in an outdoor meeting and then a church service on Friday evening.
Wednesday 06th of July 2011 05:44:30 PM

I awoke this morning to sub zero temperatures and the mist was so bad I could not see anything out of the van window.
At 11 30am GMT I placed a bible in the North Cape chapel and spent some time there in prayer. As I travelled on the weather changed and within 25 miles I was in temperatures I could not believe. It soon reached 25 degrees.
I made a detour and called in the town of Hammerfest and continue on in the morning for the Alta Fjiord.
It would be interesting to know who joined with me in prayer this morning.
Sunday 03rd of July 2011 09:16:56 PM

I'm sitting on top of the world, as the song goes.
I am actually very close to the top of the Northern world here at the North Cape.
I am in Norway at 71 10 21 degrees north. Oslo is the capital city of the country, I am nearer to the North Pole than I am to Oslo.
It is very cold with snow still very much in evidence.
For days I have felt the presence of the Holy Spirit surrounding me and as I turned towards the cape I really felt a cushion of Love so close to me.
The last 30 miles of travel were very difficult driving for me. 5 very high mountains to drive over and 5 tunnels. The longest one was over 8 kilometres long under the sea.
There is an interdenominational church here and on the Alter table is a Nowegian Bible. Tomorrow at 11 30am British time I will be leaving an English Bible on the alter before I depart for the Atla Fjiord, the site of the sinking of the Tirpitz in the last war. I will get there on Tuesday and will spend time praying for the peace of the world.
Saturday 02nd of July 2011 09:42:51 PM

That is all I can say about yesterday. I really felt the hand of the Lord surrounding me as I waited at Gens Jacobselv. I have been trying to speak to a man in that area for over five years and yesterday I was able to converse with him for over ten minutes. Little Acorns make BIG trees.
The van was photographed from every angle by passers by and on each photo was the Good News.
I left in the evening and have followed the Finland Norwegian border along the top of Finland.
I hope to reach North Cape tomorrow.
Thank you to ALL who took time to pray.
Friday 01st of July 2011 04:54:30 PM

I am now even more certain that I am in the right place.
This morning the exhaust broke in half and the noise was more than I could cope with. I thought I would have to drive the last 100 miles with a headache as there are no garages up here.
I stopped at a place that sold second hand tyres for help and three hours later drove away with the problem fixed.
Each time I am on the verge of a Kingdom Breakthrough I have some sort of problem and the Lord ALLWAYS sorts it out.
I am now in Finnmark and entering Norway after driving through Lapland. I will be at Grens Jacobselv before bedtime.
Wednesday 29th of June 2011 01:59:43 PM

I had to leave Rovaniemi yesterday as a prayer request was received and required me to move on.
I spent a few hours in Sodankyla and this afternoon called at a gold mining village.
I am now a few miles from Ivalo and will get there tomorrow morning.
I keep on looking at the Vistor Atrium but no new people are logging on.
Monday 27th of June 2011 07:22:01 PM

I am now in Rovaniemi and preparing to head north tomorrow. Before I go onwards I need to have the front tyres replaced as these seem to be losing their grip on some of the more treacherous roads.
I have been told by my friend John Ellis that the church he attends in Sneyd Park in Bristol have designated a day of prayer for this work next thursday. I would like to thank the rector David for making such a wonderful committment that really means everything to me. How I wish more churches would pray for an evangelist they know in this way.
I would hope to be at the end of the Russian Norwegian Border in Grens Jacobselv on that day.
Sunday 26th of June 2011 03:09:49 PM

I have spent the last couple of days driving to the Arctic Circle.
Yesterday I visited a local zoo to see the true animals of the Arctic forest and was appalled at the conditions they live in. It reminded me of the zoo I was taken to as a young child. Cramped cages, Smelly bored animals. The animals were caged outside but I felt a sense of emptiness as I looked at the bears and the Lynx. Even the reindeer seemed very bored.
My frien Anna Marie sent me a text about a couple of meetings so I went to one i Posio last night and had a good time with people who pray for me.
I have two meetings today, just over the border in Sweden and then back to the border beyond tha Arctic Circle.
Saturday 25th of June 2011 09:20:04 AM

The service at the Free Church in Kuhmo last night was a true gift from God.
How I wish it had been recorded and that I could listen to the words the Holy Spirit uttered through me. I am often amazed at the way God uses each one of us to fulfill his divine plan.
I was making soup until nearly 3 am for the outreaches today and every drop has been used.
A couple of hours in the market place followed by a soup and hot dog outreach at the block houses.
Around a hundred litres of soup was given away and over 200 glasses of orange and blackcurrant juice were consumed. The work is very tiring but totally fulfilling.
I leave Kuhmo for a few days tomorrow morning and head to the far north of Europe. I apologise in advance because I know that for a few days I will not have a signal for the computer. If anything goes wrong I will find a way of leaving a message on the Visitors Atrium.
Why don't YOU leave a message for me.
Thursday 23rd of June 2011 05:47:47 PM

I must put the concerns of Eric and Bengt to rest.
Today I never left the van and spent most of the day reading and sleeping and finished the day with a meal of Chips and meat which I cooked myself. I am finding myself getting tired more easily this year and intend to pace myself sensibly whenever possible.
I have a meeting tomorrow evening and outreach on thursday then I head slowly along the Border of Finland and Russia and then the journey to the Northernmost tip of Europe at the North Cape.
Tuesday 21st of June 2011 10:46:33 PM

Yesterday I went with Timo to conduct a bible study at the Block Houses. We studied Mathew 5 and such a lot was gained from the time.
On the way home Timo went to visit a couple who he has never visited before and I was invited to join them. It turned out that the man and his wife hold the position of District Governor for the International Organisation " Lions Club International"
We have been invited to return in July and join them and an international gathering in July where I hope to be able to sing and maybe speak to the gathering.
Today should be a day off!!!!!!!!
Tuesday 21st of June 2011 08:39:50 AM

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