Friday, April 16, 2010

UK Friends Steve and Charlotte Gambill Spend Day at Mercy…

Yesterday, I had the awesome privilege of hosting my dear friends from the UK, Steve and Charlotte Gambill, here at Mercy in Nashville. Steve and Charlotte are on staff at Abundant Life Church in Bradford, England and Charlotte also speaks at conferences all over the world. They have been close friends of mine for many years, and I always love getting to spend time with them!

The day started with Charlotte speaking to all the staff and girls. She shared about being a life-giver, through the words we speak and our attitudes! She gave the analogy of being a blood donor- when we give blood, we are helping give life to someone else. No one wants tainted blood! We are called to donate life to others, and not junk. When we are life-givers, we have the opportunity to release joy to others. Just as God breathes life into us, we are to turn and breathe life into those around us. Her message was so timely and encouraging for everyone.

Steve and Charlotte both spoke in the afternoon. While Charlotte did a leadership teaching to all our staff, Steve was in another part of the home encouraging our girls to build their lives on who Jesus is, and that as they follow Jesus, they will begin to see the impossible become possible. Charlotte spoke to the staff about counting the cost of everything we do and challenging us all to remember that the work we do is for a greater purpose – a Kingdom purpose.

Yesterday was an amazing time of ministry, but one of the highlights for me was getting to see Steve and Charlotte’s two kids, Hope (7) and Noah (4)! Hope even wanted to encourage the girls and staff a little bit herself telling everyone how beautiful they looked – she is so sweet! Noah, on the other hand, did not want to talk – ha! Overall, it was a great day and I thought you might like to see some pictures from our time together…

Hope you all have a great weekend!

3 comments:

KMil said...

Aw, I love Charlotte. I miss listening to her messages at Mercy.

Love you Nancy and Mercy Ministries. Thanks for not giving up on girls like me and sharing the Word of God with us and everyone else!!

Ali Davis said...

i love listening to charlotte's teachings, as well. i've never had to opportunity to hear her in person, but she always encourages me. she and steve have gorgeous children, too! :) God bless you, nancy, and the work you do with mercy ministries!! i am another mercy success story, and while it took me a loooong time to get to graduation, i owe my life to God and the amazing work of mercy mininstries! THANK YOU!! you're always in my prayers!

~Lisa, Scot, and Timmy said...

Thanks for always being faithful to blog and share with us. I love reading your blog even though I don't always have time to comment on it.