I am pleased to recommend support for the new Ministry in Europe of Christian and Joakim Hjortland, Empower Missions (www.empowermissions.org). I first met and got to know Christian as a dedicated Adventist when he attended the AFCOE program of Amazing Facts in California in late 2010. Both Christian and his brother Joakim are instructors at AFCOE-Europe, and have recently established Empower Missions in Europe which seeks to empower, equip and help individuals as well as churches to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through practical training, lectures, and media. Empower Missions is active around Europe and is dedicated to Adventist beliefs and values. Joakim’s book on Ellen G. White, “A Prophet for This Generation: A Call to Receive God’s Gift and Go Home” will soon be published. Joakim is a member of the Board of the Norwegian Union of Seventh Day Adventists. We at Amazing Facts will be praying that the ministry of these young Adventist evangelists will rekindle the spirit of revival and reformation so necessary today.
It has been a pleasure for me as a SDA pastor to have worked together with the brothers Joakim and Christian Hjortland for a number of years in connection with youth work in Norway. Many individuals and churches have been blessed by their youthful optimism, and sincerity. Their love for Christ and their eagerness for the advancement of his Kingdom is evident in the way they conduct themselves both in word and action. It is evident that they both look forward to His soon return in glory.
I have been working with both Christian and Joakim and it has been inspiring for me as a pastor. In spite of their young years, they have already gathered much valuable experience. Many churches can definitely be blessed by their energy and vision for the church in the end times. Both are gifted persons, but the best thing is that they would like to use their talents for the glory of God.
I got to know Joakim and Christian during youth conferences and IMPACT mission trips. I do appreciate their love for Jesus and their commitment to the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Their zeal for Jesus and his commission is truly inspiring and motivating. I really liked getting to know them and am very happy for their ministry.
Thank you for sending me your book, A Prophet for This Generation. The special contribution of this book is that it brings Ellen G. White’s work and message close to the reader, into the realm of everyday life. And it addresses questions that today’s believers and faith interested people carry in their hearts and minds. Congratulations. May many readers be motivated to make use of this God-given gift, which will help them to live life at its best. May God grant that, as we are now celebrating „100 Years of Ellen G. White’s Life & Work,“ many who read this book will discover, accept and adopt her heaven sent messages and day by day be changed more into Christ’s likeness.
Ellen White was buried in an American graveyard 100 years ago, but her spiritual writings still change lives. In this book [A Prophet For This Generation] we see them reach down through the years, across the Atlantic Ocean, and have a massive impact on a young man living in secular Europe. Joakim’s lively style makes this a highly readable book. If you’re a sceptic, it will give you plenty of food for thought.”