The amazing News forth the month of Jun!


1. Bible Studies                   2. Leadership Meeting        3. Street Outreach
4. The Ukrainian Ministry    5. The Vineyard                    6. The Encounter
7. Concert                           8. Personal


For the past six weeks or so we were asked to hold weekly Bible studies to stand in the gap for the Encounter Meetings. The initial plan was for us to alternate between Bible studies in our home and Encounter meetings every other Thursday. However due to unforeseen events the Encounter Meeting had to be put on hold for some time.We are happy to say that the Encounter meetings have now been continued, although there will be a period of summer holiday where they will again be put on hold. We will however aim  to carry on with weekly Bible studies in our home for whoever is available. We have had full house, and one time only one person attended. But we have determined to carry on  as we look to the Lord to bring whomsoever He will.

We also started regular Bible study classes in a cafe on the walking street. This is to make the studies available for those who are not able to come out to our place on a Thursday night after work. At these meetings we emphasize discipleship training material and focus on learning how to reach the not yet reached.


We attended yet another leadership meeting. We had a wonderful time of fellowship.Before the meeting was over we had a time of worship and the lead pastor shared the future direction of the church.

Philip was asked to be in charge of  the barbecue


We have had some exciting days of doing street outreach. This month 7 souls were led to the Lord via our efforts.
Last time we went out we met a young woman from Ukraine who received the Lord with us. She speaks fluently English and when we told her about out ministry to the Ukrainians and our need for a translator she said that she would love to help. We are very excited about this!

We are having communion regularly and Philip is frequently asked to help serve at this occasion!

Here Philip was asked to share his personal testimony. Time was limited so it was only possible to touch on a fraction of some of  the wonderful and amazing things the Lord has done for us over the many years of us living on mission for Jesus!

One of the highlights of the church this month was that three people requested to be baptized testifying of their surrender life.

Another highlight for the church this month was prayer. A prayer-room was set up and everyone was invited to book time in the prayer room. I was asked on a different day to also share my testimony but to mainly emphasize the importance of prayer.

Philip is also regularly asked to help man the bar selling juice and soft drinks. And ensure that the lunch is being paid for as well

Sunday lunches at the church is a wonderful time for us to bond. It makes it easy for us to gather over a meal without having to do all the hosting at home. It has been a big blessing to us and has helped us get to know our church family much better.

Here we are in the prayer room that was set up at the church. We are so thankful that we took advantage of it and didn’t settle for just praying privately at home!


At the Encounter the prayer theme was continued. We spent time hearing from the Lord and received some beautiful words of direction and encouragement for the ministry in Vollmose, which mainly consists of reaching out to non-Christians.
We had an end-of the season meeting. The Encounter will be closed for the summer holidays as the summer is quite short here and most people like to travel and take advantage of the warm weather while it last.
We may however continue to host weekly Bible studies for those that are available and would like to attend.


We attended a beautiful concert (free of charge). It was the graduation concert of one of our precious church family member. She played the cello and it was like transporting us into another realm. She is Finish and her husband is from Sweden. They have since left Denmark to return to Finland, but are now receiving our daily devotional! Since coming to here we have added at least 10 people, which we are very thankful for. This is however only the beginning of much more to come. Praise the Lord!

Being able to travel all over Fyn, the island we stay on, without extra expense (as our pensioners bus card covers all) we have decided to visit all the different major city (which comparatively speaking are small) . Here we visited Nyborg and the bridge in the background is the 2nd largest in the world!

With much love,
Rita and Philip!

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1. The Encounter Meeting
2. Bible Studies
3. Street Outreach
4. Tracts
5. The Vinyard Church
6. Women's Club
7. Personal


Here is Philip teaching at the Encounter Meeting. Philip taught on John 15 and had group discussion questions to challenge everyone to get involved and find personal application.
Sadly the Encounter Meetings had to be temporarily closed down. Meanwhile we have been asked to stand in the gap by hosting weekly Bible studies in our home which we are very happy to do.


Photo # 1: When A, arrived at our Bible study she was in pain—headaches, neck and shoulders as well as her heart. Philip reassured her that he would pray for her but suggested that we first spend time together in the Word. By the time we finished all A’s pain was gone and she didn’t need prayer! Praise the Lord for the healing power of His Word! Photo # 2 K. came to us and stayed over 3 hours. She was very broken and in need of lots of ministry. Her boyfriend had ended his life 8 weeks ago and not really knowing the Lord and His love she was under a lot of guilt and condemnation. Photo # 3. J. a very precious friend from Iceland was coming over every Monday for the last couple of months or so. He left for Iceland as he want to study to become a doctor but did not find and opportunity here. However, the day before he left he received news that he passed an entrance exam so he might return!


Reaching out to people on the walking street in Odense. We will be looking for a suitable place there for us to meet weekly, with people from our church as well as new people being reached. In the 2nd photo above Philip is distributing tracts (Ukrainian on one side and Russian on the other) — at least one new one a month, sometimes more!

We have been working on producing a variety of tracts to use in our street outreach. We have produced one brand new tract on “Does God Exist?” a very current question for many here. Other tracts were produces while we were in South Africa, and we are now working on translating some on a variety of subjects into Danish. As seen!

Every Friday night there’s a Women’s Club meeting in the mall by our house. As the name of the meeting indicates it is exclusively for women. For that reason I have started attending these meeting on my own. They are very informative as far as knowing what activities, courses, etc. are made available to help the foreign community. As you can see here it is mainly people from Arab nations attending. I made real good friends with someone from Iran and am looking forward to her in a couple of weeks when she returns from Copenhagen.
Meanwhile we have also been getting together with our dear friend from Lebanon. She opened her heart about how she has to be extremely careful about what she says to whom due to the various Muslim fractions present. We shared how we as Christians likewise need to be careful as a dear friend has received threats due to his beliefs.

We really appreciate the custom our new church here has of eating lunch together at the end of every Sunday service. It makes it so nice and easy to get to know each other and form more friendships as we don’t seek to quickly get out the door but have some nice incentive for staying to fellowship...and having had a worm meal
means that we don’t have to cook at home on a Sunday.
Philip now helps out regularly at the bar selling juices, etc, and I take regular turns translating the Danish sermons into English!


This month we celebrated Philip’s birthday. We took the bus to a nearby city located on the coast. We found a restaurant right by the water and enjoyed some delicious sandwiches!

The Vinyard church produced this poster to advertise our Bible studies. It will be on the church's billboard!
OUTSTANDING NEWS: This is a most glorious PRAISE REPORT! For almost two years we have been fighting in prayer for and with our precious South African friend S. She was diagnosed first with colon cancer, then cancer of the lungs and lastly cancer of the brain. The two different types of chemo did not work, and it was now suggested that she undergo radiation. S. went through so much suffering  in vain from these treatments. However she never let go of her faith and would call upon us and other friends when she needed a special boost. She also went to prayer/healing meetings and the last time she went she was completely delivered and healed. She is no pain free and able to fully function. Praise the Lord!
Email: force4good.fvs@gmail. com

Please remember our new details are as follows:

April 2024 News Letter.

1. Bible Students                               4.             Tracts                                          7. Family Network       
2. Local Community                           5.             The Encounter
3. Healing                                           6.             The Vinyard
Dear Ones,
           We want to  THANK you our wonderful partners. Friends and family. You are a big encouragement to us and together we are  establishing the kingdom of God in the hearts of men.
           This month we have many breakthroughs, all of which we will share on the following pages. The biggest and most fulfilling breakthroughs are the progress made in our ministry.
Another breakthrough is that we were able to get some more furniture so that our previously sparsely furnished home now is better set up and more pleasant and accommodating!
We also  got a TV for our personal studies and future Bible studies! Praise the Lord!


One of our dreams and longings have been to start a (or more if needed) Bible study group. We held the first such group in our home this month. Attending were 5 people (4 from Greenland, and one from Croatia, along Philip and me). Our first subject was on the importance of the Word in our lives and that of laying a firm foundation built on our knowledge of Whom we have believed by coming to a knowledge of truth. Although everyone has been born again for years their knowledge of the Word is very limited.


We are so happy to have been able to start forming a network of new friends of fellow believers. We  seem to automatically end up in a Bible study each time someone visits. (And we’ve had 3 such impromptu Bible studies this month) We see that there is a deep hunger in the hearts of people to know more and go deeper. One of our visits which was from a lady from Greenland impressed me a lot. We sat for at least an hour exchanging miracle stories and supernatural intervention from God in our lives. It was exciting and inspiring to see and realize the unconditional love of the Lord in action for all of us regardless of who we are where we are and what we know of don’t know. _ Just knowing to call upon His Name seems to be enough!
Besides these impromptu Bible studies our good friend from Thailand whom we have not seen for about 20 years visited as well. To give you a glimpse of the international community here this month we had visitors from: Greenland, Iceland, Croatia, Romania, and Thailand. Praise the Lord!

J. visited us and ended up in an impromptu Bible class with us. He was especially interested in the healing ministry. On Sunday, someone needed prayer and J. brought her to Philip. Philip, however, asked him to pray for her himself, which he did. She said she felt heat and that the pain left her! Praise the Lord!

A. At the last Encounter Meeting asked me, Rita, to pray for her. She did not know any promises to claim and didn’t know what to expect. So we shared the Word with her and helped her raise her expectations. When prayed for it was like she was “being delivered”, and at the end she felt the pain and discomfort had left her!

F. was prayed for for his leg and against asthma. We saw him two weeks later and his leg was fine and he had had no more problem with asthma! Praise the Lord!

M. had knee pain and had decided to go to the doctor. We brought him to the best doctor, Jesus, and M. felt better.

K. was struggling with some breathing problems. Philip prayed for her and she felt better. She since then always seeks out Philip when needing prayer for something, esp. her dad who has not been doing well.

R. Had some wheezing and tight chest. After being prayed for by Philip it was gone and did not return.

Praise the Lord! He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Healing is the children’s bread!


Besides the above mentioned nationalities we also have a large community of Ukrainians here. As some of you may know we used to work in the Ukraine over a period of five years before we went to South Africa. During those years we brought several tons of aid from Denmark to various places in the Ukraine. Therefore we have an infinity towards them.  Philip was especially impressed upon to reach this needy community.  Because they came to Denmark as war refugees they were allowed to go straight into the work force without having to go through the usual procedure first attend language school in order to learn Danish. This has however made it quite difficult for them to communicate with us and us with them. Philip found a way to bridge the gap, at least for now. He manages to print out some salvation tract in Ukrainina in one side and Russian on the other (some parts of Ukraine are Russian speaking and not knowing which part people are from he decided to print in both language. The following week he followed up with a tract on the Holy Spirit. After having distributed the tracts and seeking to smile and be friendly with the people, many as they were leaving came by and padded us on the shoulder as to thank us for the effort put forth.


The Encounter meeting takes place twice a month. At the last one Philip was able to share some healing testimonies. Philip was also asked to lead the next meeting, which he is looking forward to. At the last meeting I, Rita< prayed for woman for healing. When I asked her what promise she wanted to claim she didn’t know. When I asked her what she expected the Lord to do, she had no expectations. This prompted a mini-study right there and an invitation to the study we later had in our home.

We are happy to say that we have been asked to assist more as staff in the Vinyard church. Here Philip is overseeing the Sunday lunch meal and attending to the distribution and sales of the beverages. I helped translate the Sunday teaching from Danish to English. It was about having open hearts and not allowing anything to keep our heart closed. It was based on John 4 about the women at the well and the various reason she gave for Jesus not associating with her: Her being a Samaritan, a woman, etc.


Bi-weekly we have been attending what is referred to as “The Family Network”! It is hosted by a church called to “Jakobs Kirken”. The aim of the club is to minister to the poor and needy by providing a free warm meal and a tme of fun and fellowship. It gives people the opportunity to build friendships. Seen here the competition was to build the highest tower possible out of spaghetti and marshmallows! The winner won a bag of candies. (Our team however did not win the candy, but we had a lot of fun!
On another occasion there was a lecture on MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship!) it was very interesting to hear how this international organization started a ministry of assisting missionaries in isolated parts of Africa with needed transportation i.e. transporting sick people to hospitals, bringing supplies, etc. And next time we are looking forward to a pastor sharing how he and his wife started about 30 churches on Greenland.
In closing we want to thank you for your continued prayers and support. Your labors in the Lord are not in vain.

Much love and appreciation, Philip and Rita

Please remember our new details are as follows:
NordFyns Bank
Rita Olsen
Reg. #: 6869
Account #: 0001058710
IBAN DK2168690001058710
PS: If you are in the European union you can transfer fund vis SEPA with very minimum or no fees.
WESTERN UNION: This is another way you could use if it would be easier for you. You can use the name: Antonios Michalitsis and say that it is for Denmark. You will then receive a number that you need to send to us. With that number we will be able to collect the funds.
Please note that the FNB account has been closed. If you would like to support our ministry please send your support in one of the above mentioned ways. We thank you in advance!
Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support!