All posts by Håkan Gabrielsson

STUNNING PROGRESS – NEW LIFE AND PEACE

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FRIENDS OF TOUCHING ASIA Our brothers and sisters in Orissa India are doing a fantastic work with very small means. The ministry started 1997 shortly after I met Pastor Pratap and we decided to work together. We started with five evangelists/pastors in one district but are now in ten districts of the state. When you know the background of the work there (one of the most difficult areas in India where they have suffered much persecution and even being killed) it is really fascinating to see the growing power of the Gospel. For many years they have faithfully been ministering…

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KUALA LUMPUR – THE MIDNIGHT CHURCH

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MYSELF WITH PASTOR ZAW LIN AUNG AND PASTOR SARAH A couple of days ago I finished four days of ministry in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and I am now back in Sweden. I was away three weeks in Nepal, Singapore and Malaysia and I just felt I have to write something extra about Kuala Lumpur. It was the first time for me to minister among the more than 1 million Burmese people living in Malaysia. EIGHT HUNDRED PEOPLE COME FOR THE MIDNIGHT SERVICES Pastor Zaw Lin Aung was converted 1996 in one of our first conferences we held in Yangon twenty years…

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IF NOT US, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

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 “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”  Proverbs 31:8-9 “God’s commandment for his children was to first love God wholeheartedly and to love people.  So, how do you show love to people you don’t know?  How do you show love to the poor, abused and enslaved? How do you empathize with those who are suffering when you don’t know what it means to truly suffer? Kelly Nesvold, a native Minnesotan man, is showing us how to make a difference. Upon…

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Thirty-Eight Years On

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24 August 2016   Thirty-eight years on In August thirty-eight years ago exactly at this time, I was sitting in a truck with a group of other young people traveling overland from Belgium to the Indian Subcontinent. We had just started off on a very long journey that were to take us from central Europe through the Balkans into the Middle East passing the nations of Turkey, Iran and entering into Afghanistan from where we took the Grand Trunk Road from Kabul all the way to Calcutta, India.  It was a tiring but an amazing trip and I can easily…

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174 New Students – Great excitement

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1 June 2016 1 JUNE – 174 STUDENTS –  GREAT EXCITEMENT – A BIG DAY FOR FGBTC Today is a big day in Yangon as the new school-year starts for Full Gospel Bible Training Centre (FGBTC) in Yangon, Myanmar. FGBTC is bigger than ever. 174 students have been admitted for this school-year although many more applied but there is no more place for them. The expectations and excitement is so great for this new year.                               We have seen over the past twenty years how the…

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Bethany – A Beehive of Activity

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Nisshin Japan, 13 May 2016 We have been in Japan for a few days now and been able to meet a number of our friends and partners again. I am traveling with my brother, friend and coworker Samuel from the Middle East and we are speaking and ministering in churches in several different cities. Gamagori in Aichi district was our first stop for two days the past weekend. The Gamagori church (photo above) was the first church I visited in Japan twenty years ago in 1996. In fact, it was at the Golden Week (the great Japanese holiday they celebrate…

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The 20th Anniversary Celebration and Graduation

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What a fantastic time we had in Myanmar! Thank you for your prayers for this year’s group of students (the 20th batch) as well as for the entire 20th Anniversary Celebration, and for the Missions Conference. It was a full week of celebration and reunion as a number of our coworkers and Bible school teachers also came together for this event. The big Ball Room in Strand Hotel was full with rejoicing, dancing and excited people. It is difficult to explain the atmosphere for someone who was not there. It was really wonderful, energizing and infusing. The Full Gospel Music Ministry…

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Pastoral Leadership Program

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The Pastoral Leadership Program is a new pastors-training program led by Rev. Hans Sundberg where pastors and leaders in Nepal and India during a three-year period will go through an extended bible-training program for deepened theological studies and reflection. The training program comes at a very crucial time – a kairos time, a truly God-appointed time. There is an incredible need for teaching and training leaders in this great move of God and we must fuel the fire so the work can continue to grow. We need to raise up workers for the Kingdom so that the harvest will not be lost….

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FGBTC 17th batch in Yangon, Myanmar

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The 17th batch of students were overjoyed to graduate on 24 February. We are living in an amazing time when so many doors are opening up for the ministry of the Good News and these wonderful people from Myanmar are part of the harvest force the Lord is raising up. “The Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” – Jesus says in Matthew 24: 14

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Documentary film in the making

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By Håkan Gabrielsson Our latest trip to Nepal was for the purpose of filming a documentary about the Badi people and the culture of forced sex-slavery and abuse they live under. Our goal: 1)  Illuminate the humanity, dignity and beauty of the Badi people, especially their heritage in art, music and dance. 2)  Educate about the desperate reality of those enslaved, abused and murdered in the brothels of India. 3)  Inspire action and stir souls to help abolish this extreme injustice.  For our filming we flew to western Nepal for a few days to visit the area where the Badi people live….

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