Saturday, March 27, 2021

Nelson Newsletter - March 2021

 

Dear Saints,

It is imperative that we know who we are in Christ so that we will live with courage in this fallen world. Paul addressed the Christians in Rome this way, “to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7 May this truth cause you to live victoriously for Christ. Here are some recent victories we have experienced.





Mother’s Birthday My dear mother, Alice Marie Turnage Nelson, turned 95 this month! We thank God for her good health, sharp mind, and generous heart. Jesus lives in her as evidenced by her many loving deeds. Many of her family celebrated with her. She, Danelle, and I have also been vaccinated! Praise God!

Danelle & Grandchildren My beautiful wife and I will celebrate our 46th anniversary in May. God has been so good to us! She recently had injections in both of her knees with the hope that she can walk pain-free. Our youngest daughter, Merry, is expecting their second son in early August! That will give us 21 grandchildren. Therefore, we need to be healthy to be able to run around with this growing multitude!

Atlanta House Church & Family Our church is growing and continues to seek to know Christ and make him known in Atlanta. We see our devotion to one another getting stronger. Some members of our church, and our family, have major decisions to make. They need God’s wisdom and His provision.

Pastors & Wives Conference Danelle and I will join other leaders from the Southeast for a Couple’s Conference, April 9-10, at St. Simmons Island, GA. Pray for us and the speakers to hear from God.

                                             Prayer & Praise                                                                                       

 1. Atlanta Church & Our Family - Pray for the major decisions for God’s wisdom and provision.                         2. Danelle - Ask God to heal her and keep her encouraged no matter what the outcome.                              3. Pastor’s & Wives Conference (April 9-10) - Pray for refreshment and growth in our marriages.

Thank you for your prayers and support!    

Steve & Danelle

 

                             

wwww.reliant.org 11002 Lake Hart Dr, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32832    www.gcmnelson.com       


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Nelson Newsletter - February 2021

 Dear Ministry Friends,

We appreciate you! Here are some answers to your prayers for our recent work in the gospel…

Discover House Church (January 30th 10am) Our experiment to help the larger body of Christ was a success. We hosted a Zoom teaching called “Discovering Relational/House Church.” After I taught for 30 minutes, we fielded questions. The discussion was open, honest, and edifying with much participation. If you wish to watch it or pass it on to others: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_SETxhwffA&t=6s

Gainesville Leaders Matt Gordon, in Gainesville, Florida, invited me to speak to their church leaders about how I became a pastor. I shared what God did in my life 43 years ago - taking an immature young man and raising him up to shepherd God’s people. It encouraged me too, as I recalled what God did in my life. There are many others, especially my wife, who patiently helped me mature over the years. Then I answered a few questions. I was thankful for the opportunity to serve, even if it was not in person.


Twins Adoption Grace and Ward now have an adoption lawyer and things are progressing, albeit slowly. Pray for the completion of the Social Security paperwork necessary to finalize the adoption.

                                           

Prayer & Praise                                                                                   

1. Discover House Church Meeting - Pray for God to use the recording to help others understand house church. Pray for Ken, an old friend from Clemson, who has joined our church because of this outreach.  

2. Twins - Ask God to bless Grace and Ward with closure on adopting the twins next month!             

3. Southeast Churches - Pray for the churches we serve in the Southeast to keep growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ, sharing the gospel, and increasing in their love for one another.


Thank you for your hearts for God!    

Steve & Danelle

 


                             

wwww.reliant.org 11002 Lake Hart Dr, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32832    www.gcmnelson.com

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Nelson Newsletter - January 2021

 Dear Ministry Partners,

Thank you for your faithful and generous support of our ministry! Your prayers make all the difference in our work. That is why we publish our monthly letter with current needs and gospel opportunities.

Discover House Church (January 30th 10am)  This Saturday at 10am we are hosting a Zoom meeting for anyone interested in discovering more about House/Relational Church. We will host an hour meeting with teaching about how to be the church on mission with each person following Jesus and learning how to love one another, serve one another, build up one another, and encourage one another. If you, or someone you know, wants to participate, please use this link. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82865228086. Meeting ID: 828 6522 8086 Passcode: 238401

Twins Adoption  After 18 months of fostering, Grace and Ward have been given new hope in the adoption of the twins. Their mother signed over her rights and said she is very thankful the boys will have such good parents and be raised in a Christian home. Pray for the final paperwork to be completed soon.

New Book  Steve is writing a new book about the value of a good work ethic and how to help adults, as well as children and teenagers, embrace God’s eternal values for their lives. Please pray for the grace to be disciplined and for the Holy Spirit to inspire him as he writes. Thank you.

Prayer & Praise

1. Discover House Church (Zoom Meeting) - Pray for God to bring the attendees, and for those of us who will be leading to have God’s wisdom and meet the needs as we answer their questions.

 

2. Twins - Ask God to bless Grace and Ward with closure on adopting the twins in February!

 

3. New Members - Pray for the new people gathering with our church to catch God’s vision of every member a minister, lifestyle evangelism, and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

4. New Book - Please ask God to help Steve write this book with a view to inspire many embrace work!

 

Thank you for being our team in the gospel!

 

Steve & Danelle            

                                                              

                                                         

 

                             

wwww.reliant.org 11002 Lake Hart Dr, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32832    www.gcmnelson.com