“But know that the Lord has set the godly man for Himself; the Lord hears when I call to Him.”
King David wrote in Psalm 4 that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself. He created you and I to be His - to be in a relationship with Him. Incredible! He did not set us apart primarily for a task or mission, even though He gave us that. He wants you to know Him personally and to be satisfied with Him, and then for the mission to flow from the relationship. Don’t neglect your relationship! You are precious! Here are some things He has done recently as we have lived set apart for Christ! Thank you for praying!
UGA Outreach Rich and Mary Suplita (photo above) invited me to join them to speak with University of Georgia students about new life in Christ. There was a pro-life group they knew on the campus that day, so there were many wonderful opportunities to share the good news and to love students who were disturbed by the pro-life message and banners.
Pro-Life Banners attract students
Rich (center) respectfully interacting with students
New Church In Virginia Beach David and Stephanie (our daughter) are encouraged by the new church meeting in their home. Michael and Denise are regulars who join them for prayer, Bible study, breaking bread and a meal each week. They have numerous unbelievers they are reaching out to at the park, in the neighborhood and the basketball court. Pray by name for these folks below!
Prayer & Praise
1. Atlanta House Church Pray for more opportunities during the holidays for each of us to build relationships with unbelievers and share Christ with them. Pray for the future of the twins Grace & Ward are fostering and hoping to adopt. Pray for God’s will to be done and for grace and peace to abound whatever happens.
2. St. Pete Church Pray for their meetings to be fresh & edifying because each member is daily living by faith in Christ, hearing from Him through His word and applying it to their lives, loving others, and reaching unbelievers. Pray for the Trunks and Shores to lead the church well by being examples in their love for the Lord Jesus and people, including unbelievers they know.
3. Virginia Church Plant Pray for them to grow in closer as His church. Pray for David & Stephanie’s outreach to Chris & Lewis, guys David met playing basketball, and for Becky and Stacy, Stephanie’s new friends from the park.
4. UGA Students Please pray for these students we shared Christ with - Rachael, MC, Samuel, and Raven to come to Him. Pray for Rich and Mary Katherine as the minister to students in their home and on the campus. Pray for the Spirit of God to convict of sin and reveal God’s love.
Thank you for supporting us and for interceding in prayer!
Steve & Danelle
PS Please consider giving a special end of the year gift for our work in evangelism and discipleship. You can do so by following this link, https://reliant.org/steve.nelson?newGift. Or use the Reliant website below. Thank you for being vital partners with us in this ministry!