Dear Praying Friends,
Atlanta House Church We are thankful that both Ana Groff and Cathlyn Yong found great jobs, in Tucson and Chicago respectively, but are sad to see them leave. We like to think that we are “sending them out” instead. Actually, that is a more accurate description, since both of them have the heart of an evangelist and long for others to know Jesus. They will be on mission!
Speaking of being on mission, Danelle and I have had several opportunities to engage our neighbors in gospel conversations. Last week we had our new neighbors over for dinner and we had 3.5 hours of deep conversation! God also allowed me to share the gospel with an entire Hispanic family a few weeks ago when I was rescuing a swarm of honey bees from their yard. We talked for a while and I gave them a copy of my book, Secure In An Insecure World, hoping to continue our conversation. When I returned that evening to collect the bees, ten of them came out to talk about God, marriage, and the family! They said they loved my book and asked me to sign it for them. Lesson: Be ready! “Conduct yourself with wisdom in your interactions with outsiders (non-believers), make the most of each opportunity [treating it as something precious].” (Amplified Bible)
Prayer & Praise
1. Atlanta House Church Ask God to provide Cathlyn (wearing white shoes) and Ana Groff (with no shoes J) with great church families and to adjust to their new jobs. Pray too for our new neighbors & the Hispanic family to come to know Christ! Pray for more open hearts this summer.
2. St. Petersburg Church Ask our Lord to give grace to Jon and Pam Trunk to follow His Spirit and His word as they lead and care for the church. Danelle and I may return in August to assist them.
3. David & Stephanie Moving David got a job at Old Dominion University in Virginia, Beach. They leave this Friday. Ask God to give them the grace to adjust to a new community and a new job - all with a new baby and 3 young boys in tow! They also want to start a house church.
4. Pastors Conference Pray for the Great Commission Church pastors as we meet this week in Minneapolis. May we hear from God, be refreshed in our faith and encourage one another.
We are grateful for your prayers,
Steve & Danelle