SEPTEMBER UPDATE – STEVE AND LOIS

A Prayer and Newsletter update from Steve and Lois

SEPTEMBER 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe above photo is of a family backpacking trip before Claire headed back to college. Pictured left to right are Steve, Lois, Claire, and Juline Dresselhaus Lloyd, Steve’s youngest sister.

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          God said, “It is not good for man to be alone.”  When Jesus sent out the disciples, they went out together. The church is described as a body with many members.  It really is a no-brainer understanding  that  carrying  out God’s work is not a solo adventure. As Lois and I head back to Mexico (hopefully January 2 or 3), we will be rejoining our “old” teammates. This is a cause for celebration and thanksgiving as we will be returning to work with some of the best people on the planet.

But a new team is also being formed.  In my role as TEAM’s senior director for the Americas, it took but half a second to realize that this task is monumental and cannot be done alone.    In order to accomplish the task before us, we are creating a team of experienced missionary professionals who will be focusing on their geographic areas. Together we will formulate plans, strategies, and projects; and together we will lead TEAM into new countries and new ministries.The new team on which I am very pleased to serve is composed of the following co-workers and friends.

HERE IS THE NEW TEAM!

QUERFELD

 Craig and Sue Querfeld  Craig was born and raised in Central America.  He and Sue have successfully planted churches and led teams in Peru.  Craig is a sportsman, thinker, cross-cultural expert and  relational leader.  He will help us expand our work into countries in South America that are new to TEAM.

GONZALEZ

Martin and Susie Gonzalez  Lois and I worked with Martin and Susie  on a team in La Paz for many years.  Martin and Susie are   successful church planters and counselors.  Martin is a theologian, gifted teacher, musician, and  topnotch administrator.  He will be helping expand our work into Central America.

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Ben  and Becky Bacheller.  Ben is a missionary kid  raised in Brazil.  After serving in Brazil, he and his family have returned to the United States.  Ben will using his training and his expertise  in environmental science working with me as we develop strategies, events, ministry opportunities and a biblical basis for TEAM’s Creation Care department.

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This is person X, that unknown individual who will be heading up the US and Canadian ministries for us.  I have interviewed  a person I would like to work on the team with us, but now he must decide.  Please be in prayer for this person.

                  HOW CAN YOU PRAY FOR US?

  • We have a target date of January 3 as our departure date to drive into Mexico. I can’t begin to enumerate all the prayer requests related to this.
  • The house is not yet rented.
  • We still need “Person X” to help with the US/Canada ministries.
  • Our support is still low.

ITEMS OF PRAISE AND GRATITUDE

         – Joel’s job is going well in St. Louis.

– Claire’s return to the US and trip back to college went smoothly.

– Lois and I both have excellent people with whom to work.

– My role in helping TEAM expand into new countries is an encouraging                                      adventure.

 THANK YOU!

We remain ever so grateful for you who have prayed for us and stood beside us for  nearly 30 years of missionary service.  We are humbled by your faithful giving and are grateful to be a part of your work overseas.

 CONTACT INFORMATION:

 DONATE HERE or send a check to TEAM, PO Box 969 Wheaton, IL 60187-0969

Email:   steven.dresselhaus@team.org or stevenloisdress@gmail.com

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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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