TLIG magazine issue 40

T R U E L I F E I N G O D 56 Vassula Witnesses in Greenland, Norway, Finland & Sweden June 7 - 17, 2017 O n Wednesday, June 7, 2017, we arrived from Iceland to Nuuk, the Capital of Greenland, with a population of seventeen thousand people. We arrived a little after 6:00 pm, and regard- less of the time it was as bright as 10:00 a.m. in the morning on a summer day. The sun never sets here. This was Vassula’s and True Life in God’s first visit to this virgin territory. This was now as far north as True life in God’s messages have ever reached within the vicinity of the Arctic region. In fact, I know that I am the first Orthodox priest to set foot on Greenland and offer Orthodox devotions. Bula & Jacob with Vassula and Fr. Nicholas in Greenland Greenland Bula with Fr. Nicholas in Greenland As stated in the Holy Scriptures, John 8:3: “the wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” And in the True Life in God messages Jesus tells us: “My Holy Spirit of Grace is being sent out to the four corners of the earth to teach you to be holy and raise you up again into divine beings;” (True Life in God Message, April 22, 1990) While flying over Greenland, we remarked on how stark the terrain was, with only ice and stones to be seen. There was nothing green there at all. It was for me a desert of ice and I imagined what it was like for Christ in the deserts of the Holy land seeking the voice of God. It was never on my bucket list of things-to-do to visit this special plot of God’s creation. However, God has his plan for each of us and we must flow with the ebb-and-tide of life’s sea. Clearly, God is guiding us here to bring these messages of True life in God to the people that are isolated and remote from what we consider first world conveniences and opportunities. This was truly a journey into the wild among a very gentle, docile and spiritually hungry na- tive Inuit people. At the rather primitive airport, our propeller engine plane seating 20 people landed on snowy terrain. Af- ter exiting the plane, we walked four steps before en- tering the wooden three-room building that was the airport. We were greeted happily and with a broad smile by Jacob Schultz Andersen who explained that our host, Bula Larsen, was in another part of the country and on her way back from her government assigned task. Jacob, who is devoted to True Life in God, originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, lives in the rectory of the only Catholic Church in Nuuk. He