journey from Bergen by plane, bus and privete car takes nearly a day,
including waiting hours in between. While installed in Bo we are taken
by car to the different arrangements. The distances are long, but the
women never complain about the many miles they have to drive. And they
never complain about the preparing of food for many different
occasions. The three weeks' stay in Bo meant about 15 different
possibilities of contact with the people, and we really felt "on wave"
we had the opportunity of taking part in the Baptist Women's Conference
for the whole Northern part of Norway. About 40 women from many places
up North were gathered for four days in a special Baptist Conference
Center called "Rivermont ". The Baptist pastor Anne Marie Soderquist
had Bible studies on the theme "Woman, what have you got in your house?" (1King 17)
we talked and prayed together. Many of the women come from very small
communities, and this yearly conference gives new inspiration and makes
them feel a fellowship that gives strength.
Back in Bergen we carry these women up North with us in our thoughts
and prayers. And we want to remind you that in our European fellowship
they too are an important group even if they seem to be far away, and
even if they are not so impressive, neither in number nor in influence.
They are brave women standing up for the Gospel!
take them with you in your thoughts, and pray that they may get
inspiration and wisdom in bringing the word of God to their fellow
Liv RiseLiv Rise and Gjertrud Knutsen