DETAILS PAST – DETAILS PRESENT – DETAILS FUTURE

The photo above is of a sunrise on the Bay of Honduras.  I was there for a spiritual retreat with TEAM’s missionary staff.  Honduras is a beautiful country which is being torn apart by violence which is taking the lives of thousands of people a year.  Pray for the safety of all our staff in Central America.

Before going into details about our recent past, our present and our immediate future, Lois and I want to say thank you to all of you who have prayed and who have so faithfully supported for so many years.  Never far from our minds is the knowledge that God has cared for us by providing for our needs through you.  Thank you.    

 

← DETAILS PAST

   Joel graduated from Cornerstone University! Now the career hunt begins                              Claire is home for the summer – sortof – she is heading off to Turkey on a six-week              short term missions trip with TEAM.                                                                                          Lois is taking a class at Wheaton College on teaching English as a second language.              Steve has recently visited TEAM’s missionaries in Guatemala and Honduras. Is it                  acceptable to say that the more time I (Steve) spend with our missionaries the prouder        and happier I am to be a follower of Jesus like them? It is an honor to serve the                      missionaries with whom I work.                                                                                                     The new creation care ministries in TEAM are increasing. Construction on a fish farm           in Zimbabwe is finished (first phase) and a young missionary and his  family are                     moving back to the US  from Brazil and will be helping me develop this area of                       ministry more completely.   

↔DETAILS PRESENT↔

As empty nesters Lois and I are planning on returning to Mexico where I will continue on in my current role at TEAM as the senior director for the Americas.  Lois will resume her women’s ministries in La Paz.   We are once again on missionary salary instead of home office staff.  This means we must raise support just like all our other missionaries.   We are short $900 a month. Another current detail is deciding and then acting on what to do with our house in Wheaton.  A good friend has offered to manage it for us if we can rent the house. This would be our first choice.

DETAILS FUTURE →

Here is where the sunrise theme comes in from the photo at the top comes in.   As a leader in TEAM it is my privilege to help guide our missionaries, both the veteran missionaries and the new ones as they develop new strategies, make plans, start ministries and obey Jesus as he works towards the fulfillment of his kingdom purposes.  As we help missionaries make disciples of Jesus who will form themselves into sustainable gatherings, show the love of Jesus to  their families and neighbors and as these transformed people transform their cities,  countries and world we would ask you to partner with us as we serve  and guide them.  Contribution information can be found at the end of this letter.

WHAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE DO?

The photo at left represents what I do as I work with missionaries.  I am a cheer leader looking through binoculars.  My job is to help missionaries look into the future, discern with them what they sense God wants them to do and then I cheer them on as they pursue their objectives.  I drew this during a workshop four years ago during  which we were instructed to draw a picture of what we do in ministry.

The photo above represents what I do as I work with missionaries, but you will have to forgive my art work. I consider myself to be a cheer leader looking through binoculars. My job is to help missionaries look into the    future, discern with them what they sense God wants them to do and then I cheer them on as they pursue their objectives. I drew this during a workshop four years ago during which we were instructed to draw a picture of what we do in ministry.

HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US?

CONTRIBUTIONS:  TEAM, PO Box 969, Wheaton IL 60187-0969  or  CLICK HERE STEVE’S FACEBOOK    Steve’s email    Lois’s email                                                MACROCHRISTIAN  – A fun or serious blog, but hopefully always helpful for something LOIS CELL: 630 221 0308             STEVE CELL: 630 639 8378

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About Steven Dresselhaus

Steve is a career missionary with TEAM. TEAM is a faith based, international, non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to making life better for everyone now and in the future. We do this by creating sustainable and reproducing gatherings of Jesus followers who understand that as long as they are here they have the privilege of serving Jesus by serving their neighbors and by teaching them spiritual truths found in the Bible. Steve is a SCUBA diver, sea kayaker and an avid cyclist. Meeting with followers of Jesus every week is a number one priority for him. Making the world a better place by obeying Jesus is what energizes him.
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