On our round-the-world prayer tour, we move to the Faroe Islands today. With a total population of around 50,000, this North Sea archipelago is a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark. Today we read Rogvi’s life story.
My name is Rogvi Joensen. I am 54 years old and have been married to Anna Maria for 30 years. We had three children, although our first-born, a daughter, passed away in 2009. We now have two grown-up children and three grandchildren.
I grew up in a Christian home where I heard the gospel for as long as I can remember. When I was eight or nine years old, I was born again, putting my faith in Jesus Christ, His complete work on the cross and His resurrection from the dead.
I became a fisherman aged 15, which involved calling in at many foreign ports. I started drinking alcohol and through time, I became addicted and in bondage to this disease. In 2000, through mixing drugs and alcohol, I was poisoned and near death.
In the hospital, I experienced a miracle; people prayed for me and I was healed instantly in body, soul and spirit. I was not only sober, but free from addiction. My whole life was touched by God’s healing power – my marriage, my relationships, everything.
An inexpressible fire started to burn within me, at the realisation of God’s everlasting grace. I could not be silent!
When I was eight or nine years old, I was born again, putting my faith in Jesus Christ, His complete work on the cross and His resurrection
At first, I travelled round the Faroe Isles giving my testimony. In 2007, I became a full-time evangelist. Currently, I visit homes, hospitals, ships and schools, preach and speak on the street, and participate in many gospel events in the Faroes and in Iceland and Denmark. I also use the internet and Facebook to spread God’s amazing message, and have seen many transformed lives through God’s grace given to us in Christ.
However, the greatest transformation I have witnessed is the one that occurred in my own ‘inner landscape’, in the invisible workings of my heart; I now see myself in Christ through God’s eyes and look with wonder at Christ’s ministry in my own life.
- for the churches in the Faroe Islands, and give thanks for the heritage of the evangelical work carried out by mission workers throughout the years
- that leaders in the churches will have insight and wisdom to lead God’s people
- for evangelists like Rogvi to share the gospel in this northern region of the world.