Take a stroll with me from the lake to the trees. Västergatan in Vaggeryd, has a very unique “landmark”—as you will see. It was a beautiful afternoon, with the sun smiling on us from a clear blue sky.
The water in the lake, crisp and shiny. The wind, just enough to give the water a peaceful movement. When I transferred my picture from the memory card to the computer, I realized how perfect the stroll was.
Red on one side by a sparkling white mail box. Red on the other side reflected in the glass doors. You see it, don’t you?
Let us walk on, closer to the “trio” landmark, at least that’s what I call it! It’s amazing how the leaves are still hanging on this close to November. It’s been an unbelievably warm and sunny fall season; still only one frost night. Last year was cold and dreary.
Three trees, standing tall in all their glory. Three golden trees to remind me of three blessings, or “golden” opportunities. Let me quickly refer to them.
My friend Anita from youth
What a privilege it was to have Anita visit for a couple of days. We worked hard on a Bible project, which if approved, will in time impact all of Latin America. I am not at liberty to share the details, other than it will be a wonderful tool to take the Gospel to public schools, and other schools too for that matter.
Owe Lindeskär, a pastor I remember from youth
Never in my wildest imagination could I have dreamed of meeting this well-known pastor, whom I remember from my youth. He has just come out with a book called “God Jord” (Good Soil). My friend and colleague from younger years, Klas-Gunnar Axelsson, suggested he get this book translated and published in Spanish, and “I know just the person to do it,” he said. So Owe contacted me! That will be my next, big project. To translate that book, from Swedish to Spanish, and then find a publisher. Later on, probably do it in English.
This is a book about the different soils Jesus talked about, a wonderful teaching for the Christina life. May God guide this project every step pf the way!
Cristina, a new acquaintance but related to way back
My Sunday school take-home paper “La Perlita,” that I published in Bolivia in the 80’s, found its way to Paraguay and to the church where she grew up. Now, in 2015, she found me on-line! Cristina is now heading a ministry that sponsors children in third-world countries, which also helps the children in Huancayo in a ministry my Mom and Dad started and that he still is very much involved in. The story I wrote about Alida is coming out in the magazine for all the sponsors and she has invited me to write a story each year for the magazine.
So you see, the three towering trees, are a testimony to me of the three “new” ministries the Lord has blessed me with during this my visit to Sweden. Their golden beauty tells me the “blessings” will be a blessing!
PS I had problems with my computer yesterday and could not post this message. Today is a rainy Sunday. On the way home from church I realized the winds and the rain had done their jobs to the trees. They will have to wait one more year to stand tall and golden again. Winter is around the corner!