Monday, October 26, 2020

Nelson Newsletter - October 2020

 

“I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.”   1 Timothy 2:1-2

Dear Saints,

The presidential election is coming soon! There are a plethora of candidates running for national, state, and local offices as well. Some of you have already cast your ballets. Fantastic!

On the other hand, some of you are not planning to vote at all for various reasons – disappointment, anger, or apathy. I understand your frustration. But I urge you find out what each candidate has done in the past and plans to do if elected. Be informed on the issues and vote! Pray for all those in authority as Paul admonished Timothy in the verses above.

In America we have a unique privilege to elect people who represent our Christian values. We can stand up for religious liberty, the unborn, the family, and freedom of speech, among many others. We are Jesus Christ’s representatives! He said, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.” Let us be the light!

Your one vote does make a difference!  Believe it! More importantly, your one life can make a huge difference in someone’s eternity. Believe it! Act accordingly! Know that when Christ’s love motivates you to explain to someone how to have a relationship with God, it is the most important thing you can do for them. Do not let anything keep you on the sidelines when it comes to voting. Most importantly, when it comes to someone’s eternal destiny, be active in sharing the good news in word and deed.

                                                     Prayer           

1. Yourself Pray first for yourself to live a holy life to please God and to love others. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me and lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalm 139:23-24                                                                                        

2. Your Church Pray for your fellow Christians to be strong and courageous, to be informed on the issues and to vote. Pray for revival in evangelism. Pray for strong marriages and families.                       

3. The Elections Ask God to help us elect people with His values. And pray we would continue to trust Him without fear, depression, or anger after the election - no matter who wins. Christ alone is our hope!!!                                                                                          

4. Evangelism Pray for the Holy Spirit to help us not be selfish but to boldly share the gospel instead. Pray for parents to their help their children to know the Lord and be powerful witnesses for Him.

 

Thank you for your prayers and support!

 

Steve & Danelle                                                                             

 

   
             
            

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Nelson Newsletter - September 2020

 

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation but take courage; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

Dear Saints, the world has always been in opposition to God and His values. The times we live in are no different. We should not be surprised at the evil around us. We can be courageous and not fear because Christ lives in us! With God’s grace and His Spirit and your prayers, Danelle and I remain courageous in the battle to win souls. We pray that you will as well. Pray for revival in America - starting with us!

Training Children Our children are also under attack from the enemy. Parenting and grandparenting is an awesome opportunity to influence our children for eternity! Training children is much more than reading the Bible with them or taking them to church. How we live our lives as parents and grandparents has the greatest impact on these young people. In our churches we encourage the parents to be godly examples to their children of loving God and others. Children observe and they imitate our faith, conduct, and love. That is powerful and sobering. All of us need God’s grace to parent well.

                                                                        Morris Family - Atlanta House Church

Pray too for Danelle and I as we spend time with our grandchildren to have discernment and powerfully influence all 20 of them to have hearts for God. May they see Him and His love in us.

Regional Ministry Please pray for Danelle & me as we model, teach, and pray for our church families in Atlanta, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. We want to raise up more faithful disciples, starting with our own children, who will impact the world for Christ.                



                                                                 Granddad, Nathaniel, and Esther 

Prayer & Praise

1. Parents Pray for the parents in our churches to live courageous lives of genuine faith with their children. May they not fear the culture that seeks to control them.


2. Grandparents Ask God to empower Danelle and me to influence our grandchildren. I meet with Scott and his oldest son James each week to do a Discovery Bible study with personal application. It has been excellent. Pray for each child to love God, His Word, and others.


3. Children. Ask God to save the children in our churches & give them a growing relationship with Jesus. Pray for compassion for their non-Christian friends and courage to share Christ with them.


4. Health Pray for Danelle’s knee & my foot to heal. We miss walking and praying together. 

 

Thank you for your prayers and financial support!

 

Steve & Danelle                                                                 



            

           


                                       Grandchildren: Corabelle, Ellsworth, & Ezra Stansell

 

 

                             

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Nelson Newsletter - August 2020

 

Nelson newsletter

August 2020

“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

Our Dear Friends, we are grateful for your friendship! Jesus told His disciples that they were now His friends because He made known everything He heard from His Father. We have been given this same intimate relationship with our Creator! Because we are friends with Christ, we can be true friends with others – like you! Now we want to make known to you a few things God has done recently, as well as a few upcoming events.

A Surprise Grandchild Matt and Amanda got a call that there was a newborn available for immediate adoption. They had been waiting almost 3 years to adopt, and suddenly they had this decision to make. Wilhelmina still had her last chemo treatment to complete, but they prayed and felt strongly that God wanted them to adopt the little girl. She has been a blessing to the entire family, being used by God to bring joy and healing. We are thankful that she will grow up in a loving, Christ-centered home!

More Family News The twins, which Grace and Ward have been fostering for a year, appear to be more likely to become part of their family after some recent events. Please continue to pray for the adoption. Ward has returned to work (another answer to prayer!) God also provided a job for Nathan after months of searching. Pray for his temporary job to become full-time.

Danelle and I enjoyed going to the beach with the Stansells.

                                                          (Ellsworth and Ezra feeding the sea gulls)

 Then we met Julie and her girls and the Shirley’s in Virginia. The Lord gave us many rich times together that we will treasure for years. 

                                             (Jasper, Emilia Dewey, Julie, Nathaniel, Malachi, & Isaac)

On Sunday we met with David and Stephanie’s house church. They are good folks who love the Lord Jesus! On Saturday, our grandson, Nathaniel, was baptized! A wonderful time.

(Reading to Nathaniel & Ester)

                                                            (David Baptizing his son Nathaniel)

Teaching The Bible To Chinese This Saturday, August 15th, at 9 am I will be speaking on “How To Hear From God” to the Chinese group on Zoom. Please pray for me to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that I will communicate clearly and with power, and for teachable hearts of the participants. Last week there were 900 people on the call.

Prayer & Praise

 

1. Family Needs Please intercede for Grace &Ward, Merry & Nathan, Matt & Amanda’s families.


2. Teaching Chinese Saturday. Ask God to use Steve to impart truth and inspire the listeners to have hearts for God – to hear from Him, obey His voice, and have a desire to bring others to Christ.

 

Thank you for your friendship in Christ!

 

Steve & Danelle   

 

                             

wwww.reliant.org 11002 Lake Hart Dr, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32832    www.gcmnelson.com

Friday, July 3, 2020

Nelson Newsletter - July 2020


I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.  Galatians 2:20

Dear Beloved Of God,       
There is nothing more powerful than the love of God! The Son of God loved us and gave Himself for us on the cross! Fantastic! Now we can be set free from our sin and guilt and become His children. The only thing necessary is for us to repent (true sorrow for sin) and place our faith in Jesus. True Freedom!
Now that we know Him, we can live in Christ’s love! This is true security in a world that offers no true hope, love, or peace. Please enjoy reading how Jesus Christ has been living in and through us recently…
     
Atlanta House Church After months of Zoom meetings on Sunday mornings, we are now back together. Our church has been meeting in the Bearden’s carport and the park over the past month. It is so good to be able to sing and worship the Lord and pray together again. We have also been reading the letter to the Galatians, thus the verse quoted above about being crucified with Christ and living loved.  Please pray for us to grow deeper in Christ and continue to reach out to others with the good news of Jesus.   
  
                                     


Steve’s New Book  Granddad’s Animal Adventures, We are excited to announce that Steve’s new children’s book, is now available in paperback, as  well as an e-book on Kindle. I now contains 18 stories, after adding – Get Back On The Horse, 103 Fish, and A Hardheaded Owl.
If you wish to order a copy for your children or grandchildren, follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/y9kbp3hb. Enjoy the Adventures!    




New look for Secure In An Insecure World. We recently updated the cover and some of the inside photos. My daughter, Julie, and her girls, Jasper and Emilia Dewey, were extremely helpful in layout and design of both books. David, my son in law, also helped greatly with the layout of both books. Please check out the new look, and consider buying one for a single person. Use this link to order on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/yahjvq2n




Prayer & Praise

1. Atlanta House Church Pray for God to motivate us to live crucified to ourselves and alive to Him, and to look for ways to love unbelievers.

2. Granddad’s Animal Adventures Ask God to use Steve’s book to bring children to know their Creator personally through Christ. Pray for folks to discover the book. It is available in paperback through Amazon here: https://tinyurl.com/y9kbp3hb  

3. Granddaughter Wilhelmina continues to count down her chemo treatments with #4 this week. Pray for her wounds to heal - as the chemo brings on regression. She could not receive treatment last week as her blood levels were down. Your prayers for her and her parents are powerful, effective, & needed!

4. The Twins Praise God, the father signed the adoption papers! Grace and Ward are waiting on their mother to do the same. Please pray that she would sign over her rights soon so that she can concentrate on living a healthy and productive life. Our family celebrated the twins’ first birthday last week.   

5. Danelle’s Knee Please pray for Danelle to remain hopeful as her knee heals more slowly than she would like. Pray for wisdom about exercise and diet to aid in her recovery.


Thank you for your effective prayers!
Steve & Danelle   

  


           
    (My Father’s Day gift from Danelle)













                             
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