Regional House Church Conference (Oct 28-30)
We enjoyed being back together for the 3rd year with Christians from the churches in Raleigh, Gainesville, and Atlanta for our annual conference. Todd Watkins, from Austin, Texas, did a fine job teaching and leading our discussion groups. Todd is a practitioner. He has seen God lead his team to find people of peace (people who are receptive to Christ), help them trust Christ, and then reach their families and neighbors. He challenged us to have unbelievers on our hearts, to pray regularly for them, and to use us to bring them to know the Lord Jesus.
University of Georgia Outreach
Last week I joined my good friend, Rich Suplita, and his team with Tom Short Ministries at the University of Georgia for an outreach. I was surprised that I was able to preach for about 90 minutes, since it had been a long time and my voice was not used to it. J Students asked sincere questions, Hanna and Jennifer in particular. Later that afternoon I met with a student named Abel, whom we met several years ago in Atlanta through his parents. Many members of our church have shared the gospel with his mother and father in their home. Abel has had some difficult times lately and he really wanted to talk with me about it. We had a fantastic discussion and I was able to go over the gospel again urging him to surrender his life to Christ. We both agreed that God was trying to get his attention. Please pray for Abel and all the students we met who heard the good news.
1. Our Supporters Please pray for everyone on our support team, including yourself, to have an amazing Thanksgiving holiday praising the Giver of all good gifts! James 1:17 “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.”
2. UGA Students The students we met to come to Christ - including Abel, Hanna, and Jennifer.
3. Our Support Please ask God to provide for our needs so that we can continue this vital work of raising up an army of committed Christians who are sold out to wining the lost and making disciples of all the nations. Please consider a special year-end gift that will put in a strong financial place. Danelle and I are planning to return to Ukraine next year for a few weeks, and your gifts can make it happen. If you wish to give, please visit the Reliant website below and click the Give tab. Of course you can always mail a gift for us at Reliant address below. Our account is #5951. Thank you so much!
This Thanksgiving we thank God for you, your love for Jesus, and your love for people. We are also deeply grateful for your support and prayers!
Steve and Danelle