It was a chill Friday evening, autumn 2020. I found myself at Baker Hansen, a nice coffee place nearby Markus church. I was going to meet with someone who was interested in hearing more about Day&Night’s vision.
Day&Night is a vision for 24/7 prayer, worship and mercy. It is based on an alliance of churches, organisations and ministries from all over Europe who stand together to see this vision become reality.
Her name was Tone, and we had a brief 30-minute talk just before a Day&Night worship night would began at 19:00. As I drove home after the evening, I was totally unaware of what God was doing behind the scene. The days went by, and I forgot about the conversation all together.
God’s Orchestration at a Prayer Conference
More than two years later, I attended a prayer conference in Haugesund and bumped into Tone by the door! She recognized me immediately, but it took a few seconds for me to recall who she was. We agreed to catch up later. On the last day of the conference, we happened to find ourselves at the same lunch table. As we shared about life and ministry, something inside me sparkled when she mentioned the name of her son, David. The Holy-Spirit wanted me to pay attention.
David had a fascinating story of how the Lord led him to move to Oslo, particularly when he found a collective at St.Hanshaugen nearby Markus church. I was intrigued by the sequence of events and wondered if there was more to learn about Tone’s son.
What if this connection with David could lead to more than I realized? Day&Night was starting a community that fall. We needed a house. Could David’s living situation be the answer we were looking for? Should I dare explore the idea any further?
David and I met a few weeks later after the prayer conference. As we sipped some hot chocolate, we connected on a deeper level. We talked about the collective where he lived, a two-story house with separate apartments for the guys and girls. It sounded too good to be true for the Day&Night Community house, but there was a challenge; eight people already lived there.
A Miracle House with a History of Prayer and Mercy
After a few weeks, I asked David if we could still meet with the landlord. I figured I had nothing to lose by trying. The house owner was conveniently in town, and the place was only a 10-minute walk from Markus church! I got all the more excited when he started speaking French (my mother tongue) to me.
“Let me show you the basement,” he said. One of the rooms was none other than a chapel! I couldn’t believe my eyes. There was a prayer room! That’s not all; the house was also a mercy house for women in difficult situations when a Christian organization owned the property. Prayer and mercy, just like Day&Night’s core values!
I pondered how I could negotiate a renting contract. Before my thoughts were halfway processed, the landlord provided a solution to a question I hadn’t dared to ask: “If you want the whole house, I can terminate the contract of those who live here, so you can take over the whole house”! It was a done deal!
Day&Night moved in on August 1st 2023! And that’s how a seemingly casual conversation on a chill autumn day paved the way for a significant breakthrough more than two years later! All glory to God!
Dany er fransk, gift med Sindy og har 4 barn. Han leder Day&Night, og har en lidenskap for å se 24/7 lovsang, bønn og barmhjertighet i Oslo og Europa.