Interview with Pastor Arttu
What follows is a short interview with our youth pastor Arttu Koskenranta.
1. When did you start as a youth pastor at Saalem?
We arrived to Canada on July 11th and my employment started on the very same day.
2. What is your vision for the youth ministry, condensed?
Our goal in youth ministry is to make our heavenly Father known as he really is: as a loving, graceful and perfect Father for us who are very imperfect. The more we see Him in all His goodness the more our lives are transformed and full of joy and peace!
3. What are you praying for at the moment?
Ultimately the most common theme in my prayers is a bigger revelation of God’s grace and love towards us. I have been really encouraged by Paul’s words in Ephesians 3:17-19 ” 17 … And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
4. What is your favorite Canadian food?
This is an easy one. Ribs! Or are they a Canadian specialty..? Well, I don’t know but they are super tasty anyway!!