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Hey everybody!! We have updated the website and added our own domain name so as to make it simpler to find and share. The new update includes a integrated blog system. We are looking forward to getting to use it on a regular basis. Stay tuned for weekly or bi-weekly updates as we continue on our deputation trail.

  • Writer's pictureRuss

Deputation can be challenging. Thousands of miles, hundreds of phone calls...and that was just over the weekend! Deputation also comes with its blessings as any honest missionary will tell you. Today I am able to sit outside making phone calls while my two-year-old plays in the sandbox someone graciously gave to us. I can enjoy the sun and shade, a cup of coffee, all while doing the task God has called me to. Sure, deputation has its difficulties, and it sure can be tiring...but not today. Today, like everyday, I am blessed to be a servant and child of God. We are so thankful that the Lord gives us quiet days of sunshine to remind us that His blessings to us are many!

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." - Psalm 118:24

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In light of the recent Winter Olympics we thought you might find some facts about Norway at the Winter Olympics interesting.

(Picture of the Norwegian Winter Olympics Team at the opening ceremonies in PyeongChang, South Korea.)

#1 - Ski Jumping originated in Norway with records showing the earliest competition taking place in 1808!! Norwegian migrants were also responsible for bringing the sport of ski jumping to the United States and Canada.

#2 - Cross-Country skiing also began in Scandinavia with earliest records reaching back five thousand years!! Nordic countries have dominated this sport at the Winter Olympics since it's introduction in 1924.

#3 - Norway leads the medal count for the three specific ski disciplines in which the two above mentioned disciplines are used. this includes Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, and Nordic Combined. (A combination of ski jumping and cross-country)

#4 - Norway dominated the 2018 Winter Olympics with 39 total medals overall. This broke the record for total medals won at a single Winter Olympics.

#5 - Norway leads the all time Winter Olympic medal count with 368 total medals, with 132 of them being gold. That is 63 more total then the second place medal holder.

#6 - At the end of any day in which the Norwegians won a medal they were awarded with cake. They had 4 chefs in order to make enough cake for the 109 team members in PyeongChang.

Hope you enjoyed some interesting facts about Norway at the winter Olympics.

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