Saturday, September 23, 2017

Nelson Newsletter - September 2017

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest. Go!” Luke 10:2-3

Dear Ministry Partners,

Fall is officially here, even though it still feels like summer with temperatures in the 90’s here in Atlanta. Football now captures the attention of many, including us Clemson fans. ;-) It’s a team sport. For a team to do well, each member must be “All In” as one coach has admonished his players. 

The body of Christ, the church, is no less a team effort. We need you to be all in. You need me, and each child of God, to be wholehearted in loving and serving the Lord. You are our teammates. Here are some answers to your prayers for this ministry! Thanks for being all in!

House Church God led us to consider what “next steps” He wants us to take to reach lost people. Each of us prayed about this, shared our specific steps with one another, and then compiled them in a document for us to pray for one another. We’re getting more serious about “going!”

Clemson Outreach This week, September 27-28, I will be evangelizing at Clemson University with Rich Suplita and a couple from Texas. Please pray for us as we join campus minister, Brian Bridgeman, to share the liberating message of Christ with students.       

Hispanic Outreach Our friends, Abel and Francesca, now have both trusted Christ for eternal life! Danelle and I meet with them weekly to read the Bible and pray. Francesca wants her two sisters and their families to come to know Christ! Pray for God to save all of them!                                                            

Prayer Requests

1. Atlanta House Church Pray for us to be faithful to pray for & practice our “next steps.”

2. Outreach to College Students Pray for the Clemson outreach September 27-28.

3. Persons of Peace Pray for Abel and Francesca to grow and be powerful witnesses. Pray for the Spirit to bring her sister’s families to the Lord. Pray for Danelle and me to train them well.

United with you on mission,
Steve & Danelle                            
                         11002 Lake Hart Dr, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32832

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Are You Ready To Die?

No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death. – Ecclesiastes 8:8

Are you ready to die? That may sound like a strange question to you. It may sound morbid. Actually, if one is not ready to die, then one cannot live wisely and freely. When we know that our eternity is sure, and our destiny is to live in the presence of the Almighty, then we can live life with the end in mind. With the ending secure, we live wisely. We know why we are here and what truly matters. We live backwards with our eternal destiny in mind. That is the only way to make the most of your life.
A few months ago I thought I might go be with Jesus in heaven. I had vertigo on the way to airport as my wife and I were going to Ukraine to minister where we had lived for six years. By the time I got to the airport, I could not walk. Two and a half hours later we missed our flight, and they attempted to take me to the doctor. Instead I ended up in the hospital. While in transit, I passed out and began vomiting and having convulsions. I thought I might be going home—to my eternal home. It scared my wife and children, to say the least! After an exhaustive number of tests, the medical staff didn’t find anything. We went to Ukraine three days later and had a fantastic time.

Live each day as if it is your last. Don’t get caught off guard. Be ready; like the Boy Scout motto says, “Be prepared.” Live each day to be faithful and fruitful for Christ, for “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much” (Luke 16:10).