Oslo | Norway

Oslo, Norway

Oslo is Norway’s capital and largest city. It is bustling and affluent. The Norwegian or cold-water prawn is very popular. You can even buy it on a roll with lemon at lunch cafes and coffee shops.

We did extensive exploring in Oslo. One evening, we attended a local church fellowship, and got to encourage some locals and one immigrant in particular in their walk with God.

Another day, we got into a conversation with one of the neighbors to the Airbnb that we had rented. We talked about many things, and the gentleman soon volunteered that he was gay. At one point, he began to complain about Christians in America (knowing that we were Americans) and how they treated homosexuals. We just smiled and listened. After a while, he asked what we do for a living. I told him, “Well, I don’t really want to tell you, but we are Christian ministers.” He turned red and was very apologetic. We tried to share the love of God with him, but he mostly wanted to turn it into an argument.  We did our best to leave sweetly. A day or two later, while I wasn’t present, my teammate got to have a long and productive conversation with him. Praise God for opening the door! We got a good rating from the Airbnb stay, our host even noting that his neighbors loved us! Hahaha, God is good.

We sense a great work is to be done in Norway that will have a far-reaching impact. It will fully come to pass!

  • Oslo is a city of over 1 million people.
  • The famous Scream Painting is in Oslo, Norway.
  • In the Viking Ship Museum of Oslo, there are whole ships on display that are over 1,000 years old.
  • Oslo has more electric cars than any other city in the world.
  • Most of Oslo is forest. The outskirts of the city are vast forest lands with may hiking trails. They can be reached by public transportation.