I have carried the cross many times in different places in Norway. For me, it is one of the most wonderful places on earth.
My first cross walk in Norway was in August 1980. I preached at a large meeting and had a glorious crosswalk in Molde. I loved it there.
My sons, Joshua and Joel were with me and I went up into the mountains to minister at a gathering on a farm. It was a time of a powerful move of the Holy Spirit.
We met with the Mayor of Oslo on August 7th . Had a very
powerful visit and he welcomed us and the cross to Norway.
We met with the Head Bishop of the Lutheran Church in
Norway on August 22 and had a great talk about Jesus.
Then I preached at the historic Trinity Lutheran Church in
Oslo on the night of the 22nd . There were about a thou-
sand young people doing Jesus cheers and praising God
and I was preaching with excitement and joy. It was awe-
On August the 23rd we had a cross march and then a rally
I had a most wonderful time with my sons.
My next crosswalk in Norway was in June 1982 . This time I carried the cross from Oslo to Sweden. Joy, one of my daughters was with me along with Joshua my son. We had our car and a camper trailer to live in. I carried the cross and they drove the car!
We also preached at some meetings in Norway. It was so good to be on the road with my children and to meet the people who were eager to stop and talk and pray!
In the late 80's I did another cross walk in the north of Norway .
“It is so wonderful to be carrying the cross inside the Arctic Circle. I carried the cross from Northern Sweden into Northern Norway. It is so beautiful. It rained all day and there was a cold wind. The snow came down about me in the mountains. Many cars stopped and I had a good witness to a lot of people who are on holiday and are camping. It is just a dreamland to carry the cross inside the Arctic Circle for the first time.
"Flowers are so beautiful here, many I had never seen
before. Some are white like cotton balls. The splendor of
the flowers and the crystal clear streams are indescribable.
The land is tundra, which is the vegetation that has died
but not yet really become soil. When you step on it and it
sinks down. It is a very special mixture of soil, vegetation
and leaves. Everything is so fresh and clean. The moun-
tain streams run alongside the roadside. Fresh smoked fish
is sold along the roadsides. It is delicious eating as they
smoke the fish over fires alongside theroad. There are
gorgeous fjords where the old glaciers in the ancient cen-
turies cut through the rocks and water with steep
cliffs rising up from the water's edge and surrounded by
snow-capped hills. The only bad things are the mosquitoes, which swarm and attack with a vengeance. They are here by the "billions."
"There is a feeling up here that I have never experienced in my life. It is maybe like the way creation was in the beginning, you feel you are in a cool Garden of Eden. I don't have enough words to describe how beautiful and wonderful it was to be at the top of the world carrying the cross. The roads are good, the people are friendly, and the scenery is fabulous. There is just nothing missing up here. At night in the summertime it never gets dark, it's daylight all night. The sun stays up and at midnight you can see clearly. It's just an incredible feeling. To get any darkness you have to put down the blinds in your room or close the window shutters to shut out all the daylight. Many seem to party all night; the nightclubs are open throughout the night. Praise God, the cross at the Arctic Circle! It's another historical moment. I finally made it to the coast at Narvik, Norway from Kiruna, Sweden."
In August 2001 Denise my wife and I went on another crosswalk in Norway. We started at Skage, Norway and carried the cross through Dteintjer to Hell and on to Trondhiem. It is true that there is a town in Norway called 'Hell'! So I carried the cross through Hell and out! Glory
This was a glorious time. We preached in many Churches along the way and saw many people pray and come to Jesus.