Dear Ministry Partners,
In this newsletter we wish to highlight our partner church in Portsmouth, Virginia. Our daughter Stephanie, and her husband David, started this house church a few years ago. David took a job with Old Dominion University and began working on his doctoral degree. God has given them a passion to share Christ and make disciples. He has added to their number faithful men and women with a similar passion for Jesus and His mission.
David and Stephanie request our prayers and counsel on a regular basis. It has been an honor for Danelle and I to mentor them and intercede for their church. Here are some of the encouraging works God has done and a few prayer requests for upcoming events.
Ladies celebrating birthdays and Mother’s Day
One of the couples in the church, Jennifer and Brian, are pregnant with their second child after 6 years of infertility! Praise God! Please pray for a continued healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Youth getting baptized August 22nd! Isaac (David and Stephanie’s middle son), Kebar, Zion, and possibly others are getting baptized! They have seen them grow in wisdom and understanding! Although they are young, ages 5-7, Stephanie said they are already learning to listen to God and do what He says.
Sunday Morning Meeting
Esther learning how to play the djembe with David Sunday morning
1. Virginia Church
- To reach their neighbors & coworkers for Jesus, and to seek opportunities to minister as a church body. - For their Sunday morning gathering and the weekly men’s and women's group to be focused on Christ. - For their church camping trip August 13-15 to be worshipful, uniting, and inspire them to reach others. - For the baptism a wonderful celebration of Christ’s redemption in these young people.
2. Merry’s Baby Pray for a safe delivery and healthy son for our daughter Merry. Pray for Danelle as she helps with the labor and delivery. Merry is due any day now! Thank you!
Thank you for your prayers and support!
Steve & Danelle