Happy 70th, Steve!

Today is Steve’s 70th birthday, but he has already had a very special 70th birthday party. Anna and Mary secretly started months ago to find a time that all our children and grandchildren could gather for a birthday party.

They scheduled a surprise party for the evening of Saturday, July 24th. In the end, sweet little Madeline changed that plan so she and Chelsy were missed, but all the others were there, in addition to friends.

The family provided a delicious Mexican feast with Steve’s favorite dessert, pumpkin pie.

The highlight was an open mic where the family took turns sharing memories and ways their dad impacted their lives. Even Chelsy joined us via Facetime to share with Dad.

There was laughter with the memories, but the other things that were talked about made it very evident that Jesus Christ changes lives, and all gratitude, praise, and glory go to Him.

Jesus took a selfish, worldly, young man from a broken home and saved him, making him a new creature. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

That young man, with God’s grace, became a father committed to serving the Lord Jesus Christ, raising his children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4).

Happy Birthday, Steve, Dad, Grandpa!

L-R: Sarah, Jesse, Anna, Christopher, Teri, Steve, Mary, Joseph, Nathan, and John Maxwell

“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou
shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:31).

27 thoughts on “Happy 70th, Steve!”

  1. Happy Birthday, Steve. I know you are so grateful to the Lord for all the ways He has blessed and guided you through these years of faithful service. Your sacrifices are bearing fruit for God’s kingdom and your children and grandchildren are witness to the overflow of God’s faithfulness. I praise God for the blessings of restored health for you so that you can continue to enjoy and invest in your family and others.

  2. I can see that God is the center of your marriage, family, and your life! Continue to be that soul on fire for Him! Happy birthday!

  3. It’s so nice to see all the family together! What a beautiful work of love the girls did getting everyone together! Happy Birthday Steve!

  4. Jesus took a selfish, worldly, young man from a broken home and saved him, making him a new creature. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

    Glory to GOD , This is what new life in CHRIST brings forth. These photos are a testimony to the legacy of a Real Man on his knees crying out to God Almighty for his family. A man that made the WORD of God a priority instead of a dust it off for Sunday agenda item. When your children and grandchildren all have that same glow when they smile, you have done something very special that only a pure heart can pull off. There is no faking it. That’s the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within a household of faith.

    Happy birthday, Steve.

    And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6

  5. Happy belated birthday!!
    What a treasure you have been blessed with. May the Lord grant unto you continued strength and good health! God bless you!

  6. Happy 70th Birthday, Bro. Steve! You and your family have definitely made a big impact on our lives spiritually. We thank God for your family and pray for you every Wednesday. God has truly blessed you. – Joe & Shell and family

  7. Oh, wow! That’s incredible. Happy birthday, Mr. Maxwell. You’ve been a blessing in our lives, you and your family. May the Lord richly bless you even more for your faithfulness.

    Love, Rebecca

    P.S.
    Today is MY dad’s birthday!

  8. Happy belated Birthday, Mr. Maxwell!
    Your life is such a beautiful example of a godly husband and father!
    Thank you for giving to the Lord!

  9. What a wonderful testimony of faith and heritage to be passing on. He is blessed to have such a family and you are blessed to have him.

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