Good morning from Iceland!! It’s Sunday morning here and we are getting ready to head out to church. Everything starts a little later here, including church, which is just fine with most of us. This morning we have the opportunity to do prophetic ministry before church and then Mel will be speaking on the Father Heart of God.
Just to recap the past three days, we left Nashville Thursday and arrived in Iceland bright and early Friday morning. After arriving, we headed to downtown Reykjavik to eat brunch and acclimate to the time change (however some of us are still working on that part). We did our best to stay awake through the rest of the day. However, Cindy was by far the most unsuccessful because she was falling asleep almost everywhere we landed. (haha) That evening some of us went to a worship night at the church and while we were there we had the opportunity to pray and worship with them. Mateo even had the honor of sharing part of his story that ministered straight to the heart of the people.
Saturday we slept in and spent most of the day exploring downtown Reykjavik. We went to a beautiful, famous church named Hallgrímskirkja and then proceeded to walk to the coast of the North Atlantic Ocean…wind shield factor in full effect as we were all frozen. Walking downtown never seems to get old as the architecture is intricate and beautiful. There’s also a coffee shop just two blocks from us that is a major highlight and blessing for most of our team. Thank you Te and Kaffi.
Last night we went to a leaders meeting where we worshipped, ate pizza, prayed and ministered. While we ate pizza we were able to begin to build relationships and create community. It’s truly been a joy and honor to get to know the Icelandic people. We have been welcomed so well and treated with such kindness. Mateo and I got to meet this beautiful couple and at the end of our conversation we were able to prophecy and pray over them and their marriage. To our shock they took our hands and it became a beautiful moment as cultures collided with our hands intertwined and hearts as one in Christ. Last night felt like the launching pad of something unique that the Lord has allowed us to be a part of here in Iceland and with this church.
Afterwards, we went for ice cream. We got slightly lost in translation as some of us accidentally ordered a whole liter of ice cream. Our friends thought it quite hilarious. We are excited to continue to build relationships and do normal life here with our new friends and family.
Thank you for keeping up with our journey! Please continue to pray for us as we share, teach, pray, minister and simply do life with people. The people here are so hungry for more of the Lord and it feels like an exciting time to be here. We are so thankful and undone by all the Lord has already done, not to mention the beautiful landscape that surrounds us!
Blog written by Laura Beth Harbin