Pioneer, Pastor and Second Patriarch
Gunnar Mj°lsvik, who passed away following a long illness on 4 April 2006, was a founder of NCCG in Norway. His wife, Aslaug Haugen (who earlier retired as the Presiding Matriarch because of illness and old age) passed away four years later in 2010. He is survived by four children, and numerous grandchildren.
Brother Mj°lsvik joined the ministry in 1988 in Bergen, Norway, and served as Pastor for some years before relocating to Sweden 1998 to help found the new headquarters. He was one of the fellowship's oldest members both in terms of years as well as service, remaining loyal through the many upheavals that inevitably follow a new work of Yahweh. He experienced every phase of our evolution. A number of his sermons may be read on the Norwegian website.
He contributed a vision to the Olive Branch (Section 469) and was one of the first members to see inside Yahweh's Garden long before we had a theology of it. The vision, seen in 1997, foresaw nearly a decade ahead the troubles heaped upon the ministry in 2006 in which enemies sought to destroy us, and also the final victory. He was the President of the Revelations Committee of the Olive Branch and oversaw its editing and final production.
Pastor Mj°lsvik in Bergen, Norway - he was a keen horticulturist
By trade, Brother Mj°lsvik was a farmer, lumberjack and builder, and took a great deal of interest in horticulture. He was also a competent mechanic and an expert on tractors, assembling his own. He was very much an outdoors man and, like most Norwegians, loved nature.
Brother Mj°lsvik was a tenacious man, had great staying power, and loved nothing better than hard work - in many ways, the ideal NCCG man for the end times. Even in his 80's and after two hip operations he would be seen in his garden felling and chopping up trees until old age forced him to hand over such activities to other members of the cooperative.
Aslaug & Gunnar Mj°lsvik in ěstfold, Norway ~1995
He spent his last days living in the Presiding Patriatrch's home where was taken care of but eventually succumbed to pneumonia caused by failing kidneys. He had previously survived a horrendous car accident in which his neck was severed and made an amazing recovery. In spite of the incredible pain, he always maintained a cheerful disposition and earned the admiration of the hospital staff who took care of him. His life was saved by a trunk/boot full of Olive Branches which he was transporting to Bergen - had the trunk/boot been empty his wrecked car would almost certainly have tipped over a cliff and into the fjord below, killing both him and his wife.
Brother Mj°lsvik was one of the pioneers of the United Order of All Things in Common, which is a feature of our firstborn colonies, and was an enthusiastic promoter of it.
We will always remember him chief and foremost as a hard worker and a man of unwaivering loyalty. He was seen in vision by one of the members shortly after his death in the Paradise of Yahweh enjoying the freedom from physical pain and illness. May his determination be an inspiration to us all. We sorely miss him.
In retirement with his wife in Sweden, 2004
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