NADIA AND CASPIAN IN VIENNA…UPDATE #17

September 24, 2016

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Message received September 24th, 2016 @ 11:00 am Vienna time:

“Hi Chris. We did have a wonderful time with AMAZING people yesterday! We are going to church with some of them on Sunday. They have stolen my baby twice, so I will always be afraid they will come after us again. I will live with this anxiety every day until he is 18 years old. All I wish is that Caspian is safe with his mother. I enjoy every day with him but at the same time I’m afraid everyday is going to be the last day we will spend together. I don’t want him sent to kindergarten because I will always be afraid he won’t come home. But in Norway, if we don’t send them to kindergarten Barnevernet gets really worried so, I guess I have to.”

Nadia, Caspian, and Margaret at the Symposium in Vienna

Nadia, Caspian, and Margaret at the Symposium in Vienna

“Children in Barnevernet do not have it good. They become nobody’s children and they are moved around like they are a package. They lose all contact with their family. 😦 It is so sad how they treat children.”

Nadia and the Hennums arrive at the Symposium

Nadia and the Hennums arrive at the Symposium

“It is important to mention the feelings I’m sitting with after this tragedy. They will never go away.”

“And it was all a mistake. They haven’t even said that they are sorry. My boy and I have been through so much because of them.”
-Nadia Bekkelund

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I was fortunate to receive this message from Nadia today. Because of the content of the message and the pictures Nadia sent, you can see why I have mixed emotions.

It is wonderful to see a smiling mother with her only child. It is difficult to read most of the words Nadia sent.

What a blessing to know that Nadia will be in church with Caspian tomorrow and that she is surrounded by friends! Then there are the doubts and fears that Nadia expresses about her return to Norway.

Nadia makes a general statement about the Barnevernet, one borne out of experience. Then, she states that her bad experience “will never go away.”

It speaks volumes that the Barnevernet has not apologized to Nadia or the Hennum family. What could the reason for this be? Is Norway’s Barnevernet not willing to admit a huge mistake? In this case, it would be the only descent thing to do. Or maybe Norway’s Barnevernet doesn’t think it has made a mistake. This would be a tragedy, indeed. Is what some humble Norwegians have stated true? Is there a feeling of superiority among some Norwegians that allow such events to occur? Except for complete incompetence, the only other alternative that I can think of is that this wasn’t a “mistake.” Is it possible that Caspian was taken on purpose even though the Barnevernet knew there was no good reason? All of these possibilities are, of course, horrible. A more humane, less brutal, family-friendly CPS is needed in Norway.

Chris Reimers

The symposium that Nadia, Caspian, and Margaret Hennum participated in is at the last post on this blog. For your convenience, I will place it here in case you would like to watch it. Please start around minute 34.


‘SAVE THE CHILDREN’ SYMPOSIUM…WATCH IT HERE

September 21, 2016

Click play above to watch today’s symposium. You will have to go to minute 34:00 (approximately) to see the beginning of the event.

If you want to know the reason for this event, YOU CAN FIND OUT ALL ABOUT IT HERE.

Those interviewed were (in order):

Nadia Bekkelund (with Caspian!) and Margaret Hennum

Marius Reikerås

Tor Age Berglid

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Amy Jacobsen and Kevin (Tyler’s parents)

Sverre Skimmeland

Berit Aarset

Steven Bennett

Natalie

Margaret Hennum

My thoughts: Having just finished watching this, I feel that this was, indeed, an excellent symposium as Professor Marianne H. Skanland has so aptly described in the comments below. It is wonderful to see Christian Austrians doing what they can to help suffering Norwegians. I enjoyed seeing people whom I have never met in person but whom I feel I know. I wish I didn’t have to see them discussing such a topic. However, it is inspiring to see people who will speak out against a cruel and unrelenting system that Norway calls the Barnevernet. Several Norwegians traveled to Vienna for this event. They are names that have been mentioned on this blog. There was the British/Austrian activist, Steven Bennett, who has been so helpful in getting this information out to Europe and the world. Behind the scenes and helping to organize this event was a young Christian man named Bjorn Korf. I wish to thank him and all who participated in this event. May God bless each of you as the valiant attempt is made to dismantle this evil government-sponsored family destroyer.
I respect those who spoke. One would have to be callous to misunderstand the emotion in the voices. These are voices of strength, not of weakness.

There is a Bible verse that states: “You reap what you sow.” I hope the good workers of the Norwegian CPS that do exist and the government entities responsible for actions like those mentioned in this symposium take heed.

Chris Reimers

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The Father’s Will

September 21, 2016

Sherry has put together a great combination here. Worship God through song and then listen to the Prince of Preachers preach. (I wish it was an actual recording of Mr. Spurgeon’s voice. A good reader will have to suffice.)
If you can’t make it to church, this is the next best thing!

He Hath Said

You who are King of kings and Lord of lords, we worship You. Before Jehovah’s awful throne we bow with sacred joy.

Sermon Text

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From Places Up High ~

September 21, 2016

This poem is one of the blessings that God has sent my way recently. It is a very uplifting poem by Deborah Ann!

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

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Spiritual blessings,
from places up high . . .
are ours to behold
and daily apply.

The blessings of grace,
redemption and forgiveness
the blessing of being filled
with all of God’s richness.

From the Father’s right hand,
passed on to His Son
are all of His blessings
for us to draw upon.

The blessings of joy,
rest and eternal peace
the blessing of faith
with a hope not to cease.

The blessings of power,
strength and victory
the blessing of trust
in all of God’s mystery.

All spiritual blessings,
from places up high . . .
are ours to withdraw
on this we can rely!

~~~~~

Ephesians 1:3

“Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with
all spiritual blessings
in heavenly places in Christ:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka

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Pastor Jan-Aage Torp invites to the Vienna Symposium

September 15, 2016

We are only one week away from this outstanding event which will be held in Vienna, Austria on Friday, September 23rd, 2016. In my next post about this symposium, I will publicize the time of the event (in American time zones) for those who wish to watch it live. Afterwards, I will share links for anyone who would like to watch it anytime.

If you have a Facebook page, YOU MAY GO HERE, for more information.

Chris Reimers


Review and Free: No Compromise by Charles H. Spurgeon

September 15, 2016

You may want to read Pastor Jim’s (SLIMJIM) entire review before getting this free book. If you only read the quotes at the end of the review, you will have enough food for thought.

The Domain for Truth

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Charles H. Spurgeon. No Compromise.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, September 5th, 2014. 24 pp.

This is a sermon by Charles Spurgeon that he preached based upon Genesis 24:5-8.  Spurgeon preached this on October 7, 1888 which would have been around the infamous time of the “Downgrade controversy” in which some of the churches in the Baptist Union that Spurgeon was a part of started watering down the Gospel.  I read this book during a time that I needed to be encouraged while taking a stand on an issue that made others heated.  Knowing Spurgeon’s own battle and that he delivered this sermon during the midst of that time really ministered to me.

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Real Comedians

September 15, 2016

I needed a laugh today and my friend Manny provided it. If you don’t laugh at the one with the tissue paper, I feel sorry for you.

Cracked-Pot

From stuffing checks to hand-stands these critters are a crack up.

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