I have never been such a conference person, but now after having been in YWAM Norway for four years I finally liked to be there and knew enough people to hang out with. We had the option to sleep in a tent, but I thanked for that, instead I slept in a sleeping hall, with a lot of other guys. The first evening after we arrived there, we went to the skerries to listen to stories and eat shrimps.
Eating shrimps is a Norwegian tradition, where you peal the shrimps yourself and eat them with white bread and mayonnaise. I don´t like any of those ingredients, and night my nose was running and my stomach was aching.
This is a birthday card I made for my mother before I left for the summer conference, my parent collect small elephant statues.
During the summer I have been asking God about what I should do after next summer. God answers prayers for real, just this story is not the best example of that you get your answers fast. I have been praying and thinking, I have been thinking of settling in Norway for a undefined time. Again just like about two years ago, I want to go were God wants me to be and doing his work. I am happy to stay in Norway, and happy to be traveling to other countries. And staying in Norway means that I am far away from my family in Holland.
Well in the end, I believe God spoke to me, though another person. The eventual message was that he knows me and sees me and that I should should focus on the small things and I eventually will see the big picture.
I have really been thinking and worrying about if and how I want to work with the children´s magazine that we want to make for Norwegian children. Now we just make two children´s pages in the existing YWAM magazine, and I had some idea´s of things I wanted to do with that magazine.
Now I have a lot more peace to do the things I am doing, and I have the solid faith that God will show me how things will be when the time is there.