Sweden in my Heart 7

September 30th was Dad’s birthday. Let me tell you about an extraordinary present he received, valued at more than ten thousand dollars!

A year and a half ago my sister Agneta wrote to her four siblings about a great concern she had. Dad and Mary live upstairs in Agneta and Ola’s house, with no elevator. She was worried about the steep staircase and the difficulties for Dad to get up the stairs. Sometimes he had to stop several times to catch his breath.

What he needed was an elevator chair but the price was beyond our reach. One day Agneta met a man who works with installation of such chairs and he told her to try to get help from the county. Last year when I visited, a social worker came to do an evaluation.

Time went by and no word about the chair, so Dad called. Someone had misplaced the paperwork, so the procedure had to start over again. When all was said and done, and the request approved, the “present” came yesterday, on his birthday!

I think the Lord had it all figured out, to surprise one of his faithful servants!

Electric chair

What a blessing to have a father that can joyfully sit in this kind of “electric chair” and not be sentenced to the other kind because of crime and violence. This chair will give his wife and us kids lots of peace of mind. We don’t have to worry that he will fall down the stairs! Or that he can’t make it up because it’s so tiring. But he has been doing better lately, praise the Lord!

First ride

Down the steps

The key

There is a key to go with it. No “key” to remember, with numbers or letters, but a key! It has to be in place or the chair won’t work.

After the ride down, it was time to try a ride up.

Riding up

Mary was as busy as myself, taking photos. And very, very happy. It had been a long wait for the chair. It had come as the perfect birthday present!

Happy Mary

Happy Birthday

Now it’s time to start the countdown to the next birthday. What surprise will he have then?



About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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2 Responses to Sweden in my Heart 7

  1. Phil Torgrimson says:

    Praise the Lord!

  2. Victoria Velásquez says:

    Wonderful gift! Happy Birthday, hermano Pedrito, once again!

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