Aksel Johan Smith was an uncomplicated man who had great spiritual power. He devoted his entire life to God’s service.
“I have been content with the lot God has given me in life, and therefore I have always been happy!”
Eighty-year-old Arild Tombre is generally characterized by his mild and calm demeanor and warm smile. However, from the pulpit, he is known for bringing the clear and simple gospel that we can put an end to all the evil that is in our human nature – and he has lived according to his conviction.
As one of the first people who became gripped by his brother’s revelations, Aksel Smith stood as one of the main pillars in the church during the early days, although he only lived to be 38 years old.
In 1898, alone on a Norwegian navy ship, Johan Oscar Smith gave his life to God. More than one hundred years later, thousands of people have a debt of thankfulness for Smith’s life.
The responsibility she took upon herself in her prayers has contributed to the development of the church. Therefore, she will forever stand as one of the strong supporting pillars in the church.
In 1996, the funeral for the tailor Sigurd Bratlie was the biggest funeral in Norway since the death of King Olav.
Ever since he took God at His Word as an 18-year-old, 80-year-old Bernt Stadven has had complete faith that it is possible to be perfected by walking in Jesus’ footsteps.
He was number one, the person everyone else was trying to emulate. Then he asked to resign.
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