When embarking on an undertaking as navigating the 48-foot boat, "Qaamaneq" (Meaning "Light" in Greenlandic) up the northern coast of Greenland, toward the North Pole, it has many different challenges, which makes mission work in this area extremely difficult. Some of the challenges are: a permanent ice cap just a few miles away, the cold always being an issue, even in the summertime there are frigid waters, icebergs, and cold winds fighting against you.
If weather and storms are not enough while traveling north, there are polar bears to contend with that want to come on board for dinner-and not as guests! Refueling points are scarce and supplies of food and fresh water, to sustain the crew for a month or more at a time, must be brought along.
On top of that, are the challenges of reaching out to a northern culture of Greenlandic people that are a tightly closed society with strong spiritual beliefs rooted hundreds of years back mixed with Christianity, making it a challenge to teach the true heart of the Gospel: That the only way to the Father (and thereby heaven) is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, repenting from our sins and making Him Lord of our lives forever.
These are just some of the challenges we (Daniel & Solveig) will face as we take His Word to the top of the world. Prayerful planning and having a committed group of prayer warriors is a must to ensure our safety and fulfill the calling of the Lord to teach the Bible to the northern Greenlandic people.