Greetings dear Friends!
Fall is a beautiful season of change. It’s the time of the year again when the temperatures drop, the leaves change into an array of eye-catching colors, and football fans get excited about cheering for their team. It is also a season of opportunity to bring change (new life) to those who don’t know Christ yet. What an honor for us to be ambassadors for Christ!
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Here’s how we have brought new life to unbelievers and growth to those who belong to Christ.
Clemson University Outreach I met with campus minister, Brian Bridgeman, a day before our Southeast regional. We had some quality time together discussing the current needs of the student ministry, as well as his personal prayer requests. Then we shared the gospel with Clemson students. William, pictured in the middle, is a freshman who is excited about learning how to tell his story and God’s story with fellow classmates. The young man seated is Zander, who is the coach of the men’s hockey team. Please pray for him, and many others we met with that day, to want to begin a personal relationship with God. Pray for their retreat this weekend, October 28th, to inspire the students with God’s vision for their lives.
During the regional meeting we spoke about our current church status, shared our personal highs and lows and prayed for each other. We also discussed how to allow God to help us be more fruitful in disciple making and church planting. I stayed with our dear friends, Fred and Christine Custer, who are always a tremendous blessing to my faith. All the families in the Clemson church are an inspiration!
Atlanta House Church
Here are Julia and Danelle studying the Bible in our home using the Life Now Bible studies. Julia is a new Christ-follower who is eager to learn, and it’s a joy to watch her faith grow. Please pray with her for her family in Malaysia to come to know the Lord too.
Our Regional House Church Conference will be this weekend (Oct 28-30) in Charleston, SC. The churches in Raleigh, Gainesville, and Atlanta will attend and Todd Watkins is coming to speak. Please pray for us to encourage one another, love one another, and build one another’s faith in Christ while there.
1. Clemson Student Ministry Pray for the students we spoke with to come to Christ. Pray for Brian as he makes disciples. Pray for their conference this Saturday to challenge and inspire all. Pray for many students to attend the Faithwalkers conference Dec. 29 - Jan 1 in Asheville.
2. Regional House Church Conference (October 28-30) Please pray for the saints in these churches to seek God and apply truth to their lives. Pray for Todd to be filled with the Holy Spirit and discernment to meet needs as he teaches. Pray for all to return with a renewed devotion to Christ, each other, and those who don’t have new life yet in our cities.
Thank you for partnering with us to bring new life to others!
Steve and Danelle