Friday, March 15, 2024

Nelson Newsletter - March 2024


“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.”  2 Corinthians 11:3 NASB


Dear Fellow Believers,

Following Jesus Christ should be a simple and enjoyable experience. But, like so many things in our lives, we tend to complicate them. This will rob us of the enjoyment of our relationship.


Atlanta House Church As a church in Atlanta, we are learning how to improve our simple and pure devotion to Christ. During the week we seek to worship the Lord personally and with our families and to bring the knowledge of Christ to our communities. This devotion to God and His word overflows in our love for others. Here are two recent examples of this overflow.

This week we had a load of mulch delivered to our house by Shabazz (in the photo). Yes, that really is his name. 😉 When I offered him a copy of Secure In An Insecure World, “Finding The Love Of Your Life,” he responded with, “That’s perfect. I will read it! I have been dating a lady for four months now. Maybe we will read it together.” I replied, “Excellent! I think you will enjoy it. I think it can help your relationship.” He went on to tell me that he was 50 years old and was not interested in typical dating like when he was young. He said he was more serious and looking for a more meaningful relationship. When he drove off, I asked God to use my book to help him find “The Love Of His Life” – Jesus!

Three days later I met Rasheed at L A Fitness as he was riding the stationary bike. For the next thirty minutes we had a heart- to- heart conversation. We both shared our stories. He graduated from Vanderbilt where he had a scholarship to play football. Now he is working as a pharmaceutical salesperson in the Atlanta area. I thoroughly shared the gospel with him. Rasheed listened intently and responded sincerely. I’m not sure if he is a believer or not, but he heard the truth and was appreciative of our time. He said he too would read, Secure In An Insecure World.

                                              Prayer & Praise

Shabazz & Rashad Ask God to open their hearts and bring them to Christ! Pray for God to speak to them through my book. Pray for more opportunities for interaction with these two. Ask God to motivate our church with His love to share Christ with those around us and save them.   

Ukraine. The war is now into the third year with no end of the killing and destruction in sight. Please remember these courageous people, both the soldiers and the families, in your prayers to God. Pray for God to bring spiritual awakening in Ukraine and Russia as well.                                                                    

Illinois & Virginia Churches David and Stephanie will be meeting Josh and Sarah, from the church in Virginia, at the Ark in Kentucky. Their families will enjoy their time there and then thew will all return to Carbondale for more fellowship. Mariella and Will, another couple from the church in Virginia, will come visit April 9-15. Please pray for quality fellowship for all!

Church in Richmond The leaders of this young church, Bryan Rock and Nick Scott, are persevering in following the Lord Jesus with their young families and a small group of other believers. Recently, illness and health problems have prevented them from getting together and tested their faith. The need one another to grow their simple and pure devotion to Christ!

Nelson Family Needs Mother fell a few weeks ago and cut her leg. The caregiver called us at 2am to come over. Mom and was taken by ambulance to the ER where she received 20 stiches to repair the torn skin on her shin. We thank God that she didn’t break anything!

Alice Marie Turnage Happy 98th birthday mother! God has blessed her with a long and healthy life and a large and growing tribe who love the Lord Jesus! We love you!

 Yours devoted to Jesus,

Steve & Danelle  

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