Sunday, March 15, 2020

Nelson Newsletter - March 2020

But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works.       Psalm 73:28

Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
We have made the Lord God our refuge and want to tell you about some of His recent good works…

UGA International Students Danelle & I returned to Athens, Georgia to work with Rich & Mary Katherine Suplita. They invited us to participate in their international student Bible study. We enjoyed a meal and fellowship before we shared our testimonies. Then we read and discussed the Bible together.

It is always exciting to hear sincere questions that reveal hungry hearts. One young coed was blown away by our returning to be there with her and the others. We met her last month when we spoke on the UGA campus about relationships. She is not a Jesus follower yet, but keep praying as she is searching!

Mentoring House Churches We have enjoyed working with our dear friends in Florida and North Carolina as we all learn to follow the Lord and fish for men together as house churches. There are a few new opportunities that God has brought along to mentor men who are considering functioning as a house church or growing into healthier environments for discipleship. Danelle and I covet your prayers for wisdom as we serve these saints. They need your prayers for humility and a growing desire for God, His word, and loving people. Pray for them to be faithful.                                        

Prayer & Praise

1. UGA International Bible Study. Pray for Rich & Mary as they continue to love and serve students. Pray for many to start a relationship with Jesus! Pray for the coed from Taiwan, in particular, to be saved.

2. House Church Mentoring Pray for our mentoring of house church leaders – some new opportunities as well as established relationships. We need God’s wisdom and grace to envision and teach leaders.

3. Granddaughter Update on Wilhelmina, age 7. She has had several surgeries in an attempt to save her leg with bone cancer. It was a difficult process for her and her parents. Everything was hopeful until they discovered the cancer had progressed too far. This week they had to amputate her leg below the knee. They will resume the chemo treatments after she recovers. She has 12 more treatments. Thank you for interceding for her and her parents as they endure the challenges of this arduous process.

4. Danelle & Steve Danelle’s MRI revealed a torn meniscus, cartilage damage, and bone spur. She will probably need surgery in the next few weeks.  A praise – my skin cancer was removed, and all is well.

Thank you so much for praying!  

 Yours in our Refuge,     

Steve & Danelle 11002 Lake Hart Dr, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32832