Happy Heart Month!
February has been a great month so far!
Brian is still hitting the books with two new classes this semester. He is taking Quantitative Economics and Business Finance. I'm glad I'm the creative one in the bunch, because I could not do all that numbers stuff! I am blessed with a husband who is brilliant in business and who really understands all that over-my-head business stuff. Thank you, Lord!
I was blessed with the opportunity to help lead worship with the First Baptist Worship Team at the Joe Gibbs Prison Ministry Outreach this February. I had never done an adult prison ministry before, so this was definintely something new and different. I really have a heart for grass roots ministry that meets people in the pits of life. The team was able to sing some oldies that really put a smile on the prisoners faces. I even got to sing some original "Miss L" stuff! I was scared, but God spoke to me in that moment and said, "Don't make this about you. This is about them." So with God leading the way, I just pushed my insecurities to the side and sang, and boy, was it worth it! The prisoners really appreciated the ministry and were very welcoming. 183 people made decisions for Christ!!!!
Brian really has a heart for prison ministries, so next time, he definitely wants to go and minister to those men.
Lastly, I have something really exciting to share...something that has been in the making for a while.
Allow me to introduce the FIRST LOVE ABSTINENCE PROGRAM at First Orlando!
The Lord has been so great to bless me with great people in my life who truly have a heart to serve people. I have been in prayer and talks with the Director of the First Life Center for Pregnancy about starting up a solid abstinence program. She has been so willing to get this going and has let me take the lead in this program.
This program will start by having a monthly workshop held on one Saturday each month from 12-4pm. This first workshop will be Saturday, March 12th, from 12-4pm at the First Life Center for Pregnancy on the campus at First Baptist Orlando. Teenagers 12-18 years of age are encouraged to come!
Call 407-514-4354 or email me at LaureyNelson@firstorlando.com to register!
Please be in prayer about this ministry!