Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Nelson Newsletter–July 2013

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.' - Billy Graham

Dear Praying ­Friends, ­­­­­­­­­­­

We thank God for friends like you who know God personally and understand that life is not a constant high, but rather filled with challenges to our faith, our emotions, and our hearts. Your prayers sustain us and keep us encouraged. You are making a difference!

Couples Conference Danelle and I had an excellent time teaching a marriage seminar in Columbia, SC in June. We stayed with our good friends Russ and Kim Humphries and met with their home group. Their openness and hunger for God’s truth about relationships and raising children made it a pleasure for us to lead. The photo is from our Saturday morning session. clip_image002

GCC Pastor’s Conference Steve always enjoys the GCC national Pastor’s Conference teaching, and time to catch up with fellow pastors. The theme, “Just Sow It” - training every church member to sow the gospel daily, is what our house church has been trying to practice for months. It reinvigorated some of us to complete our testimony tracts and others to keep on being faithful in the gospel.

LINC in St. Petersburg, Florida Danelle and I saw God answer your prayers for us and the college students at LINC in St. Petersburg. God gave Steve grace to teach relevant and helpful seminars. We also joined in the outreach on a local college and in the city. The photo below is of Jean Wan from Clemson (Go Tigers! Smile), and Steve. They were able to share the gospel with many students; one of them has met with Jean since then for discipleship. Every day we had individual meetings with the interns as well as counseling sessions - it was a rewarding and meaningful time!


House Church Outreach We will have an outreach July 27th at several apartment complexes here in Atlanta. Some believers from Columbia, SC are coming over to share the gospel with us. Please pray for boldness and for the Spirit to bring conviction to those we meet.

clip_image002[4]                                                                                              Some of our grand children at our house –July 4th. All 25 members of our family were able to be together! 

Prayer Requests

1. Outreach July 27th – pray for an effective and fruitful time in us and unbelievers we meet.

2. The finances to print Secure In An Insecure World in Spanish and reprint it in English.

Thankful for your faithful partnership! ­­

Steve and Danelle

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