Missionary Rakel Gustafsson Leaves a Huge Empty Space in many hearts of those who loved her in Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda and Canada as she enters Her Heavenly Home - Pastor Max Solbrekken
Rakel Gustafsson (Lena Solbrekken’s Mother)passed away at the age of 84 into the presence of the Lord, on May 6, 2014. As a child, Rakel had a vision and received a call to go to Africa as a missionary. She spent her young adult years as an Evangelist,
going from house to house, singing and witnessing. While attend- ing Bible school, Rakel and Sven-Eric met and later were married. In 1959, together with her husband, they left Sweden for Tanzania,
Africa. They were able to minister through their songs, which were recorded on LP, their music and recordings had a big impact on many. Her time in Tanzania was marked by her outreach to the schools where she taught the studentsand distributed Gospel
literature, following many conversions, she led the children in
discipleship training. In Tanzania, much was accomplished for
God and His Kingdom through church planting, the building of
medical facilities and helping women, through teaching life skills
and proclaiming the Gospel. In their later years, they went
to Uganda, where they taught at a Bible school and served as the
President. When they were unable to be in Africa and were back
in Sweden, the ministry continued through SonRise, a children’s
sponsorship program. While on furlough in Sweden, Rakel’s
passion for children continued, where she spoke in many schools.
In the town where they lived, Rakel went from house to house
ministering and sharing the Gospel. Her passion for prayer and evangelization marked this woman of God. Of the many sacrifices this couple made, none was greater than the death of their second daughter, Liselott, who passed away from malaria. Her Godly influence on the lives of her children and grandchildren will have an eternal impact.
Thank you for letting us know of Rakel Gustafsson's (Lena's Mom) leaving earth for her Heavenly Home. She was indeed a powerfully anointed Christian lady with a heart for God and her people are refreshingly unusual as most people are naturally more taken up with themselves and their own interests!
May the peace of God rest on Sven - Eric and the entire Gustafsson family and may His blessings of comfort and peace fill your hearts and lives, Ken and Lena, Louise, Angeline, Linette and Theodore!