Holsby is building a gym

by John Poysti - Director

“Holsby was the best year of my life! My life was changed.” That’s been the story for so many young people over the last 40+ years. Holsby is a quiet place where God shows up, and then big things happen.  

Our students, campers and guests from around the world come to Holsby thirsty for godly teaching and Christian community. And they meet the only One who can satisfy our deepest needs. Jesus changes lives.


A beautiful addition to the Holsby campus

Holsby is a great place with a beautiful campus. Now, imagine adding a bright and welcoming gym so that our young people have space to get active and stay healthy – no matter what the weather, especially in the darker months of the year. We are getting ready to put up the first major new building in the history of Holsby. We are calling it “The Well,” or “Brunnen” in Swedish. It features a full-size basketball court, a workout area and a café for enjoying Swedish fika. And this is where we need your help.


View from the gallery

Would you consider a gift of 20 x $50? That’s 20 monthly installments of 50 dollars (or euros). More to the point, it’s an investment of 1000 dollars into the lives of our future students, so that big things can happen in their lives too. Every gift counts!

We are “well” on our way to reaching our total building cost of 1.9 million dollars, but we need your help. Your gift of 1000 dollars will be added to the 300,000 dollars that we have already been able to set aside for the project.


View from the historic well

In the end, we know that God makes big things happen. And He invites us to be part of what He is doing. Your investment in this new facility will continue to bring refreshment for life to so many young people in the years to come. Pray with us for God’s blessing and supply for this project as we build for the future.

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For more details about this exciting project, go to our website and check it out: The Well at Holsby.

John Poysti - Director

About John Poysti - Director

Life is good, because God is good! I can’t think of anything more fulfilling in life than to observe God transforming people more and more into the likeness of Christ, and as a result being transformed yourself – that is kingdom living at its very best. Holsby has provided me with a unique opportunity to invest in the youth of this generation as I draw on a lifetime of God’s grace and mercy with which He has blessed me. My life is further enriched by some key relationships. Christine is my best friend and faithful companion in life. And we have three beautiful daughters, two wonderful sons-in-law and four fantastic grandsons who bring us more joy than we could ever deserve. Currently, I find relaxation through reading theological blogs, riding my mountain bike on forest trails, keeping my woodshed stocked and tidy, and picking or gathering whatever is edible in the forests around Holsby.

28. May 2015 by John Poysti - Director
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  1. I’m just amazed to see what God is doing @ Holsby and how things evolve step by step by his grace. It’s a great project and I’m sure it will be a great place for many young people to grow physically & spiritually.
    Holsby has been for me too a source of spiritual nourishment and deserves to be supported and preserved. May God continue give you strength and endurance for the accomplishment of this amazing project!