Dear Friends and Partners,
Danelle and I thank God for your faithful support of our work. It has been a very busy August for us personally with the highlights being our last child getting married and our house church conference. Here is a brief report. Enjoy!
Atlanta House Church I meet during the week for Bible Study and prayer with several men. One of them wants to get baptized soon! He is also facing some major life decisions, and could use your intercessory prayers to have wisdom and a willingness to do whatever God shows him.
Last weekend we held our second regional Organic Church Conference near Savannah. Folks from Gainesville, Clemson, Atlanta, and Raleigh came for the teaching, fellowship, relaxation, and worship. Our speaker was Ed Waken from Phoenix, Arizona (front left). Ed showed us how evangelism should be an overflow of our relationship with Christ, and not cause us to be anxious or uptight. He read the Scriptures where the Father, Jesus, and the Spirit each said they would give us the words to say when we need them. He helped us understand how each situation and each person is unique and requires us trusting God and not in a packaged presentation. Of course it is good to know different gospel presentations, have gospel tools ready, and use illustrations, but not to feel trapped by them. God wants us to be free to be ourselves, be sensitive the Spirit’s leading, and simply show sincere love for those who don’t know Him yet.
Wedding - Child #7 Our baby girl, Meredith, married the man of her dreams, Nathan Evans, on August 23rd. We praise God for Nathan, and the entire Evans family! They are wonderful people who love Jesus. The wedding was at Redtop Mountain State Park on beautiful Lake Allatoona - and the rain stopped in time! It was a joy to celebrate their union with many friends and family. Praise God for His love and grace!
1) The men I meet with each week to be teachable and faithful to God.
2) House Church Conference – We would all apply what God taught us.
3) Meredith and Nathan Evans to have a Christ-centered marriage.
4) Our speaking @ Riverbend Community Church Sept. 13th to be edifying.
5) Pray for our support. We still have significant back pay for travel expenses. If you wish to give a special gift, please go to www.gcmweb.org, or use the address below. Thank you!
Deeply grateful for each of you,
Steve and Danelle
Great Commission Ministries www.gcmweb.org 11002 Lake Hart Drive, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32832 www.gcmnelson.com
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