Travelling Along The NEW WAY

Date: 15 April 2011

We are approaching Easter Sunday.  I used to preach in a mountain chapel in Norway every Easter Sunday. There was no way leading to that chapel, so we had to ski through white snow to reach it. The sunrise on Easter Sunday was always very special. The bright sunshine climbing over the beautiful mountains added a golden, shining colour to the landscape and the sunshine was reflected in the white snow.

This year I have no time for my mountain chapel. I am on the road to present the NEW WAY strategy.

I started together with Romulo in England last weekend at their National Conference under the theme “WHY GLOBAL?” It was an excellent weekend.

This week I am in Philadelphia, USA, together with Ken, our President, invited by the North American Urban Group (NAUG). This morning Ken and I presented the NEW WAY for this group of big, urban YMCAs. Best greetings from my friend Ken! Later this week I am going to Rocky Mountains to visit Estes Park, the venue for the World Council in 2014. From there I travel to Long Beach YMCA outside Los Angeles to visit some interesting Youth Empowerment programmes. Later that week I end up in Anaheim, close to Los Angeles, where there is a NAYDO – conference, North American YMCA Developers’ Organization, where I am going to present our NEW WAY Fundraising strategy together with Selma.

And the tour goes on……

In the middle of a busy agenda I remembered the sunrise in the Norwegian mountains on Easter Sunday. The sunrise is like a symbol of God’s NEW WAY through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

God’s NEW WAY brings us hope and future and joy and eternal life.

I am wishing you a blessed Easter!

Warm regards