MARCH 2015 UPDATE
Steve and Lois Dresselhaus
Going into an ice cream shop, one is confronted with dozens of choices. This is how Lois and I have felt the past few months as we waited for clarity regarding to where we should relocate. The wait was not particularly difficult, because the choice to be made was from a collection of good options; and the wait has not negatively impacted our work in any way. After consulting with our sending churches and TEAM’s leadership, the decision is for us to return to La Paz, which was what we had been planning on last fall. As TEAM continues to grow rapidly, we need to be positioned in a place that is advantageous to my role as a senior director for global ministry. But we also want to be located in a place where Lois can immediately connect with ministry. Returning to La Paz seems to be the best place for this to occur.
In February I completed a trip to three countries in Central America – Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. Lois was able to accompany me on the Guatemala portion of the trip. As TEAM rapidly grows we are able to expand our work into new countries, start all kinds of new projects and ministries, and develop partnerships with other agencies and church associations with whom we can serve. It is with a sense of excitement, joy and deep expectation that we are able to seek out these new opportunities. We are very grateful to the Lord for helping TEAM grow like this. A personal joy for me is seeing how the ministries related to caring for the environment as a means of caring for people are blossoming around TEAM’s world and finding quick and easy acceptance. I am grateful that the “Americas Team” is now complete. There are five us working together to give direction to TEAM’s work and ministry in all the Americas. It is a joy to work with these wise and godly men who have a passion for the lost world and nearly limitless energy to accomplish the task. Working with these men–Martin, Craig, Ben and Mark–is an honor.
Future Activities Obviously, moving back to La Paz is looming in the near future. Also, my travel schedule will be somewhat heavy this year, as TEAM enters new countries in South and Central America and continues developing our North American ministries. Much of our immediate ministry is related to the growth we are experiencing, as new missionaries, new agencies and new-to-us church associations join with us in spreading the good news of the reconciliation of all things made possible by the blood of Jesus. We wake up every morning eager and energized to see what God has in store next.
For wisdom as we plan for our move back to La Paz -That we get back to full financial support That our house will rent quickly so that we can move soon For a summer job for our daughter
We are excited about the current ministries in which we are engaged, and we are thrilled with the prospects of the future as we relocate back to La Paz. As we partner with others in Kingdom work, we are clearly experiencing the joy and blessing that comes from such work. We would welcome your participating with us in our work through praying, giving, visiting, corresponding, or even joining us overseas. Could the Lord be calling you to serve overseas?
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