An update from the Carlén Family


Posted on January 27, 2019

Today’s message is about answering God’s call to go. It’s a subject we love - it’s what we work with every day! We're the Carlen Family and we’re based in Sweden, where we work the international missions organization Operation Mobilization. Our job is to encourage and send young people into missions. Just this past week Susan got to send two more young people who have answered the call to go overseas - one to South Africa, and one to serve on OM’s ministry ship the Logos Hope.
 
Seeing people take the next step in their calling is always exciting, and rarely straightforward. For example, the combination of a broken-down bus and a rolling strike at Frankfurt airport made for an exciting day for our two new missionaries as they travelled to the training conference in Germany - never mind the passport and visa drama that happened the week before. But they got there, and we look forward to hearing the stories of how God uses them.
 
Our own story is not straightforward either. We still love what we are doing, but there are personnel changes coming which will be a challenge. As well, Anders will be looking for part-time work in order to supplement our family’s income. Please pray that we would get the financial resources we need to be able to continue serving here.
 
Ben continues to have his struggles, and Hanna is dealing with difficulties in her class at school. Sam is also affected by these things. We appreciate your ongoing prayers for our whole family.
 
Thank you for your support in our calling, and we pray that you will discover and follow your own calling, wherever it takes you. It may not be straightforward, but it will be exciting, and Jesus - who calls his people to “go and make disciples of all nations” - is with you.
 
In order to stay long-term, we need more people to join our financial support team. If you can give even $25 dollars a month that would go a long way. Visit thecarlenfamily.org to find out how. You can also donate through the St. Paul's app or website - under Giving Type select "Support for Carlen Family." We are so grateful for your support.
 
Thank you,
Anders and Susan, Ben and Sam and Hanna