“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. John 15:15
Our Dear Friends, we are grateful for your friendship! Jesus told His disciples that they were now His friends because He made known everything He heard from His Father. We have been given this same intimate relationship with our Creator! Because we are friends with Christ, we can be true friends with others – like you! Now we want to make known to you a few things God has done recently, as well as a few upcoming events.
A Surprise Grandchild Matt and Amanda got a call that there was a newborn available for immediate adoption. They had been waiting almost 3 years to adopt, and suddenly they had this decision to make. Wilhelmina still had her last chemo treatment to complete, but they prayed and felt strongly that God wanted them to adopt the little girl. She has been a blessing to the entire family, being used by God to bring joy and healing. We are thankful that she will grow up in a loving, Christ-centered home!
More Family News The twins, which Grace and Ward have been fostering for a year, appear to be more likely to become part of their family after some recent events. Please continue to pray for the adoption. Ward has returned to work (another answer to prayer!) God also provided a job for Nathan after months of searching. Pray for his temporary job to become full-time.
Danelle and I enjoyed going to the beach with the Stansells.(Ellsworth and Ezra feeding the sea gulls)
Then we met Julie and her girls and the Shirley’s in Virginia. The Lord gave us many rich times together that we will treasure for years.(Jasper, Emilia Dewey, Julie, Nathaniel, Malachi, & Isaac)
On Sunday we met with David and Stephanie’s house church. They are good folks who love the Lord Jesus! On Saturday, our grandson, Nathaniel, was baptized! A wonderful time.
Teaching The Bible To Chinese This Saturday, August 15th, at 9 am I will be speaking on “How To Hear From God” to the Chinese group on Zoom. Please pray for me to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that I will communicate clearly and with power, and for teachable hearts of the participants. Last week there were 900 people on the call.
Prayer & Praise
1. Family Needs Please intercede for Grace &Ward, Merry & Nathan, Matt & Amanda’s families.
2. Teaching Chinese Saturday. Ask God to use Steve to impart truth and inspire the listeners to have hearts for God – to hear from Him, obey His voice, and have a desire to bring others to Christ.
Thank you for your friendship in Christ!
Steve & Danelle