Andrew & Sarah Berghamar, OM country leaders in Denmark who invited us for 10 days all around their country for amazing ministry, training, encouragement, & connections! We loved catching up also with their family October 22- November 2). We are so blessed by them & the opportunities God gave us all! Thanks for bringing us in for such a significant time as this.
Our “Art of Influence” 5 part course over the 2 days with these young mainly college students was one of our favorite training times! They are young people we knew as teens about 10 years ago from TeenStreet Germany, and now we had the second chance to Influence them, helping them find their Purpose to love God & People, Personal Passion, Target People group, how to Innovate, and make Excellent Connections!
In the early 1990’s we kept running into Bitten on the OM Ships, at Love Europe and TeenStreet congress and around Europe. We dreamed many BIG dreams together about the Next Generation. When she became field leader for OM Denmark, we began doing DUZIE tours together driving all over Denmark and in the Faroe Islands, and began to a fond connection as we saw these countries through her eyes. Later, when she got married, we also feel in love with her husband Omar, an amazing artist and thinker.
Today they help homeless people with the YMCA. This month they opened their lives to us again to meet and connect with several wonderful homeless men and women who live with them. Oh yes … we also had an amazing day off with Bitten & Omar by bike around Copenhagen, had a hilarious photo shoot, and we all dreamed together.
In 2003 we picked up Simon (above) at the Detroit airport for our “ImagiNations” Youth Worker Training Course. He went home after 6 weeks together and told his friend Rasmus (below) about it, who also joined us for our 2004 “ImagiNations” Course.
Both of these young Danes, now in their 30’s with wives and kids of their own, have continued in the ministry with the Next Generation. Simon (& Helene) is a street preacher with Teen Challenge and Rasmus (& Hannah) is on staff with Youth for Christ as a “Tween” specialist and Magician. Both of these men have focused their lives to live as people of influence. It was so great to spend time with them and their families in their homes after all these years. How awesome to continue the journey together!
All these groups lead to conversations about people’s lives and next steps. What an awesome opportunity to TRANSFORM LIFE THROUGH CREATIVITY & INFLUENCE POTENTIAL THROUGH CONNECTIONS (our Passionality statements). We hope to someday return to find these young people continuing to make a real difference in their world!
This group (above) from Denmark threw us a SURPRISE PARTY on our last weekend in Denmark to say Thanks, Give God Praise, and bless us! We were really surprised, and had an awesome evening!