Sunday, January 14, 2024

Nelson Newsletter - January 2024


“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 15:5


Dear Friends,

Lasting Friendships These lyrics about friendships from the song, Friends Are Friends Forever, by Michael W. Smith. “That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends … And friends are friends forever if the Lord's the Lord of them…That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends.”

 It is true, that “friends are friends forever if the Lord’s the Lord of them.” We are grateful for your lasting friendship! We may not be with you, but we feel the effect of your love through your prayers and financial support of our work. Thank you!

 God has given us life-long friends like these couples pictured below. They responded to God’s love in Christ and have laid down their lives for the Great Commandment - to love God supremely and for the Great Commission - to disciple the nations. They are the real deal! Danelle and I have benefited immeasurably because of their love, prayers, and support! “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Timmy & Kenyon Powers

Pat & Brenda Batchelor and Joy & Glenn Page

 Prayer & Praise

1. Faithful Friends Danelle and I thank God for all our precious friends (including you!) that He has given us over the past 50+ years of knowing Him! Please pray for these saints  (including us) to be faithful and fruitful until they the see the Lord face to face! “We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.” John 9:3

2. House Churches Pray for the churches we serve in Atlanta, Illinois, Portsmouth, and Richmond, to develop Christ-centered friendships that result in sinners coming to Christ. “The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’” Luke 7:34

3. Support Thank you friends for standing with us in this ministry! Many of you have been on our team for years, while others have joined more recently. We appreciate each of you and each gift given. We also recognize the love for God, sacrifice for others, and the faith that is behind your generosity. Your hearts greatly encourage our faith in God and His love and mission!


We are your friends forever,

Steve & Danelle 


Merry & Nathan’s Recent Gender Reveal! (Grandchild #22!)

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