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  • Started with SPSE in 2015

Nancy has been in active ministry for over 4 years. She started out on the Gaithersburg team working with and learning from our former SPSE Urban Missionary Joanne Portzer.Β  When Joanne stepped down in October 2017, Nancy generously took over the Gaithersburg Team. The team is very active going out 4 times a month. You can usually find them at the Lake Forest metro bus station on Wednesdays or Saturdays.

What motivates me to evangelize? I cannot keep to myself what God has done in my life. I know God has taken me from death to life. I was in mortal sin and enslaved to the devil. God drew me out of the darkness I was in, healed me in so many ways and gave me a new life, I have to share the good news. I see the sadness and confusion in people’s lives, and I want to give them encouragement and hope that there is a way out of their darkness. I get joy in doing this and it keeps me from getting indifferent and complacent. To be honest, however, I hate the cold weather, but I offer this as a sacrifice to God and see it as a way of making reparation for my own sins of the past. Not that I have to make up for God’s sacrifice on the cross, but it does something in my heart when I get out of my comfort zone and do it for the Lord.

Is there a scripture passage that you turn to often? I received this scripture when I had a major decision to make in my life right after my conversion. God had to take many idols out of the my life and reveal the Father’s love personally to me. This was the scripture from Hosea 2 – β€œTherefore, behold, I will allure her, Bring her into the wilderness And speak tenderly to her, I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In loving kindness and in compassion, And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord.”

Without prayer I would not have the motivation or desire to do this. Evangelization is closely tied to the spiritual life; I cannot have one without the other. It is all grace. The Holy Spirit makes all the difference.

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