2 Oct 2010


 Mom and I visited Laura at Ekebyholm in Sweden last weekend. I flew to Turku from Denmark in the morning, spent a few hours at home, then flew to Stockholm in the evening. Laura and Mom were there to pick me up :) 
 The dorm and cafeteria at Ekebyholmsskolan where Laura is studying in the Bibellinjen.
 Out Laura's window on the top floor.
 The building is fascinatingly beautiful :) It's about 400 years old with all kinds of arches, thick walls, old furniture...

 After church on Sabbath Daniel, Laura and I sang for a few hours :)

 Mom learning to make noise :D
 Laura's first time bowling :) Not too bad either

 waiting in line to get on the ferry in Stockholm
 Viking Line smokestack. Mom and I took the night boat back to Turku and went over kidneys until I fell asleep :)
The lights of Stockholm


 On our 45 min stop in Aalborg I called up Morten and we were able to meet up :) We caught up on current news and walked around town. There was a wonderful yarn shop that I drooled over for a while, but resisted :)

 A homeless Tapio found a good-sized bench to sleep on
 I don't think you see slow food advertised very often?
 What country was this in?? :D
 Crossing the Storebælt bridge on the way back to Copenhagen
 Our lodging at the Union office in Copenhagen. 
 The Union building we stayed at
 new friends at the Copenhagen airport
 the coolest corridor at the airport. It reminded me of elephant ribs
Goodbye Denmark :)

Tak for alt

 A little church along the road to Ålborg that we stopped at
 Sirpa, Vilde, Gina
 inside the church

 Tapio being inspired to preach..
I liked this tombstone. It says 'thank you for everything'.


 On our way from Finland to Himmerlandsgården we spent a few hours wandering around the streets of Copenhagen. They have nice shops :) All kinds of things for decorating a home, food places, and a delicious bookstore :)
 I really liked this window

 A french crepe restaurant. Really good! Themed Asterix and Obelix :)
 Inside a pretty church. There was a choir practicing somewhere upstairs and their voices could be heard in the sanctuary :)
 Mr. Muscle
 With the real mermaid on a visit to China, I decided to 'step' in
 The Danish national food must be bread!

 A cool collection of pictures on the Rites of Life from around the world

Uplift planning

Uplift is an SDA Nordic young adult camp taking place in Denmark next summer August 16-21.2011. If you're between 18-30 years of age, Nordic, and interested in meeting other Nordic young adults and spending time with God, write the above dates in your calendar! It's going to be great!

Sirpa, Tapio and I went to the planning meeting in Denmark a few weeks ago. Here we are leaving Turku. Tapio is clearly excited about the trip :) 

 Thomas leading out in planning the daily schedule
 Berny, from Sweden
 Vilde and Gina from Norway. Victor was there too, but only for a few hours.
 Niels-Peter and Laura from Denmark
 The main building at Himmerlandsgården camp
 an upstairs room in another building
 naked lady? in a room. I guess I should have administered first aid...
 fire bowl
 one of many fields
 dried jelly by the sea
the mosquito infested path back from the sea