Brit (by Olivia)

Britt is our contact personnel in Laget. She is such a warm person, humble and very active to God. she work as a French and Spanish teacher. we have a lot of experiences and good memories being working together.

At the first time, you spoke French because that is more easier to us to understand. And then, you teach us Norwegian. You gave us a paper, and you wrote an Norwegian word about “did you sleep well?”, “I work in Laget”, the Laget vision and Lord's prayer. You did not forget to ask what we have been learned in class!

Brit show much love and care to us. You help us and with us during our internship in Laget Oslo. Even you are not feel good, you are always brave. What is our plan this week? And you had the plan that we were going to do. You respect our differences between me and my teammate, and you found a way to manage it. Do you remember our coffee talk? I really enjoyed it. We did that many times, when we need it and it's so important. You gave us our task as we are responsible and you were helping us through it. Not only that, but you joined us at the first time, to open up the break because we were so new. It was so nice!

At the end, I will say that you really like environment. We had a moment together with many girls and you teach us to make crochet. You mentioned the importance of caring the environment and said that if we can make small crochet bag one, we can make big or something else for not using plastique bag.

You know Brit, It's hard for me to leave Oslo, but I have to.

I will miss you Brit!


Coffee service (by Olivia)

We live in Oslo, and we attend Mortensrud church FRIKIRKE. I really enjoyed the coffee church services. I will tell you about that.

We came early to the church at 10'o clock, because the Church service start at 11'. We prepare the table, decorate it and light up all of the candle. And then, we make the coffee, thee, soft drink and prepare the small snack like cake, Norwegian bride, ships or whatever. We made the coffee staff be ready in the table such as glass, spoon, milk, thee and sugar...

An American women, called Marjorie helped me so much during this services. She said to me that this Sunday service is a good opportunity for me to experience with God and prepare me in my future life. We became friend!

You know, make coffee here in Norway is very different for my own country. Here, you just use machine coffee to make coffee. And I never use such kind of machine! Even, we use like this in our school but I never occupied making coffee before internship! That the point, because I didn't know how to use it. But I learned, learned and learned and finally I got to know it, even I lost some coffee not many! Make thee is easy, you just boil water and put it in the thermos.

I like also decoration, to make looks nice the coffee places, not boring!

I think, this kind of “Norwegian Sunday service culture” is important as we are Christian. It's not just service every Sunday but life as a Christian community. We can encourage each other and share God's love. Every one is more open on the “coffee service” after the church service! That's wonderful! What do you think?


New funny challenge experience


On January 2019 , we had a camp ( student forum) in Trondheim. It was very nice. When we return back home our car is crashed. In the place where the crash is happen, there are no people no house, like nothing around, so it is far away. But there is some people travelling passed us. The car was broken and we was so afraid, and it was so cold in that time and dark. We was sleeping but we didnt hurt so much in that time. Every car who passed us stop and and said like are you okeh, what happen…``. Some of them call an ambulance for us but we didn`t expect it. And this ambulance checked us but we are doing well. One police car also is coming. The funny things was that, the police who is coming into us bring us with their car until the station because it little bit far, and they put us in the place behind, where they put the bad people, like little prison. It become funny because I never experience that.
I know that God protect us. And I am so thankfull, even if the car was so broken, we are safe and we are doing well.   


Norway,is a beautiful country and have so many marvelous nature. In spring time nature is so amazing , with trees of different colors. We can see a lot of mountains here, and they have a beach, walking in the forest is the one I like a lot too. The environment is clean.

It's such an amazing experience that I found. When I was about to enter my home in Mortensrud, I saw a Norwegian walking with his dog. I was behind them. Then the dog pooped on the way, the day was already very dark. After that, the man does not let the poop down, but he takes the poop of the dog with him. It respects the environment and the others. respect the purity of the environment. This man is a good example.

Here in Norway, I learn not to use so many plastic bags when I go to the store, it also helps to proctect the environment. Instead of using a plastic bag, I now use nitt to bring fruit like orange in my Bag.

I like the way the people in Oslo  can do with the plastic bottle that have been used, because they can change them into money after using it. Isn`t recycling also, it motivate people to not throw it everywhere.

Keeping the environment clean is so important. When the air is clean, it makes you happy. When the water is pure, you stay healthy.So i enjoy so much being here in Norway because clean, hihi :-)

I think those who don`t pollute, clean the environment.


Living in Oslo (by Olivia)

Me and my teammate are coming here in Oslo at 28th of October 2018. We are a Christian from IFES local  Madagascar, and we have internship here during 6 months with Laget. We live in Mortensrud. Brit Hodne is our contact person and she help us to adapt for every thing.


Oslo is a big city. It's the capital of Norway and a beautiful city. Many people here are immigrants. Many attractions and activities are happening in the same time. You just choose. The transport, the population, the  business are interesting.  The life in general here in Oslo is busy, maybe because Oslo is the capital. You can see the politic, the religion and the culture in the daily life. The technology is very high, you can use it wherever you are. Wao, we are here like a dream!

At the first time, it's very confusing to take and find the T-bane. There are many means of transport but we choose to go with T-bane. Our contact person help us but we should learn to go alone. The east or the west! That the confusing thing! It looks like the same,  when you came or when you went. But we found it finally. So, now we are not lost with  T-bane.

We have never used the card, but now we use it. There are many different types of card, Bank card, bus card, student card … and we must bring it, because if not, it probably became a problem. That's interesting, it makes a life easy. Oslo!

In general people here in Norway likes a guest. They like inviting people and have fun for that. But not in the transport, they need space and don't want to talk anymore. They are so cold for the relation with unknown, but they are closer with friends and family.

When we came here, Brit invited us to have a party in her home with some friends. We are very welcome! We are so happy!

Now, we start to work with Laget and join all activities there. All of our activities takes part in evangelism, to make Jesus known in schools and universities, so that he is believed, loved and followed. We have different programs for that, to have a fellowship and to get the opportunity to share faith for the student. We start also to use social media to share our experiences and Laget work.

Every Monday, we have a staff meeting at the Laget office. Wao! We are like a staff, yes we are. That change the mind and change also the attitude. Now, we use English language at the staff meeting, because we don't know yet Norwegian language. We share about our last week and tell about the next week. It helps us to review and evaluate the task we have to do. The important thing is to be understood in all of situation or circumstance in each staff, and the organization. After that, the staff fellowship with devotion and prayer are amazing. We like it so much! Because we belong to Jesus!


Every Tuesday, we have Lagslunsj at the university in OsloMet, just thirty minutes during the lunch for a small bible study. We have English group and Norwegian group. Even, we are not so many, we enjoy it because Jesus loves the students, and want them to be saved and to be a good leader in the future. So, we have that call in our heart, we are not discouraged. We continue to pray and to share our faith. 

We also have Norskkurs in Frikirke here in Mortensrud Tuesday evening, we go there every Sunday for the service. Many immigrant go there to study Norwegian. They are very good at teaching. This Church is like a missionary Church.  They are so kind and open for all people. Now, we start to understand Norwegian, but it's so hard to speak because it's very difficult! But we like it.


We have also laget lunch in french here in Mortensrud. This is for the Church, to help some of the people who can't speak another language except French. But we can speak French so that important to participate and to have a good fellowship there. We have just 3 members with us, sometimes one, but it's ok. We pray for them and encourage them in their faith, so Jesus show His mercifulness that He never changes and will be with us always.

Every Thursday evening, we have Christian Union. Wao! Amazing fellowship. They are all International young students. This is the best one because we start eating before the program. We have different program like bible study, workshop, movie, prayer, game, worship and cabin trip …



Because we are Laget Interact, so our work also is visiting a new Church to find youth and to represent Laget as a organization and movement for the young students. We help the Church and help the young immigrants to not lose their faith in Jesus. Sometimes, we visit the new Church Sunday afternoon. It's very important to know more about Laget missions.

Now, I would like to share our daily life, and our hobbies. We live with our host family, the General Secretary of Laget, but they are upstairs and we are downstairs.  We have our own life but we try to have a dinner together every Wednesday. They are so cool!

So, we cook Malagasy food when we have a time every day, and in the week-end. We miss Malagasy food! We try to adapt in the weather, just we use warm clothes. We have a challenge for the dark, so we prefer to stay home and do our school things. We divided our tasks, and we help each other for that. We try to invite our friend one day... and it was very fun. We will do it again.

When we are tired, we just relax, listening music or watching movie or reading. Me and my teammate are little different, so we do also something different in the same time. We enjoy Oslo and the life here. We can go to swim every Wednesday afternoon, and we participate in KRIK sport every Friday. So, I think that is enough  for the hobbies, and also to include many different youth.


My first experience with laget


Staff meeting

at laget office


We have internship here in oslo and as interact student we work with Laget wich is a christian organization here in Norway. The vision of Laget is `` We will make Jesus known to all schools and campuses in Norway so he is believed, loved and followed.``

Laget focus in evangelical in school, so they work with the student. I am so happy and thankfull for the opportunity that we have in working with Laget because we can share our faith at the university and grow in that faith also by doing the bible study.

We have staff meeting every Monday. During the meeting there is devotion, prayers and everyone participates for the sharing of their work last week and for what will be the specific program for week after. It was so great to do that because we get to know much better each one of us and its help us to know how Laget do.


The word of God is the first on which Laget focuses most. So they have ``Laget-Lunch`` wich  is a bible study that we do at the university during the lunch time, gathering people like preaching Jesus and get fun through game or talking also. "For the word of God is living and effective," it says in Hebrews 4:12. Therefore, Laget spend time studying the Bible.

fellowship time for bible study at oslomet

Christian Union

We have also Christian Union, it is a part of laget. Christian Union is a fellowship between youth student, and we do the meeting in Blindern, they have praying together and sharing, bible study, devotion, worship, video debate…we are actually international and national student, so the meeting is in English. we are supposed leader in Christian Union so we participate in leading sometimes the programme, it may be bible study or seminar or devotion or worship and prayers. Sometimes we cook and prepare malagasy food for the people coming in Christian Union.


We can discover more about Norway here with Christian Union, living the culture, because we went in cabane trip. And it was very great, we can know better each others and we had quite time and devotion there. i see that to be with christian youth is very good, happiness, and marvelous.

We can adapt the cold now here in oslo. we spend a lot of time in the street when we see snow and play with it. it`s like we become child, we enjoy playing in it.



fellowship with food before the meeting programm

Laget had a great seminar at Blindern, and we did a stand to invite the student from blindern  univesity to attend the seminar. There were many people arriving during this time. The seminar have an interesting topic and many student are coming. The seminar has been talking about these question which is the most asking by the others:

  • How can God be good when he lets anyone end up in hell?

  • why should you believe if you do not feel that you need it?

  • What is really the meaning of life?

  • If God exists, why does he not become more visible to us?

  • Is not it arrogant that you are right and others are wrong?

The important of the work in Laget in general is to make Jesus known in every school such us high school or universities. Sharing the gospel and bring people to Jesus. Be light into the darkness. For God alone is the glory for the opportunity in working for God with Laget.




stand in blindern.