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MAY 2016 NEWS UPDATE FROM STEVE AND LOIS DRESSELHAUS

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The original church planting team of the La Paz de Cristo, TEAM’s first church in La Paz. Susie and Martin , Lois and Steve Dresselhaus, Tony and Jeannette . We got together again for the first time in many years

LIKE A STUMBLE-TONGUED CHILD

Do you remember when your small children would come home from the zoo and try to describe the day?  They had so much to say and report on that they stumbled over their words, unable to articulate their enthusiasm fast enough.  I feel like one of those stumble-tongued  children now.  There is simply no way to report all that is going on.

  •  A sister church in San Jose del Cabo, Emanuel, sponsored an excellent conference on combating domestic violence
    This is the domestic violence conference put on by Emanuel, our sister church in San Jose del Cabo.

    This is the domestic violence conference put on by Emanuel, our sister church in San Jose del Cabo.

    • The Americas Team I lead is making solid and speedy progress in opening up new ministries in new countries with new partners.
    • The kayaking ministry has been relaunched. We are starting small but will see where it goes. Click this link for a fun 3.5 minute video introducing the kayak ministry.

    KAYAK MINISTRY VIDEO

    Kayaking with Caleb as part of the relaunch of the kayaking ministry

    Kayaking with Caleb as part of the relaunch of the kayaking ministry

    • Lois and I have decided to become part of the El Faro fellowship in La Paz. We decided to join this group of Jesus followers because of their vision – they exist because La Paz needs them and they see new and innovative ministries as a way to reach the city for Jesus.

    This is El Faro (the Lighthouse) Church. The roof was burned down by an arsonist last year.

    This is El Faro (the Lighthouse) Church. The roof was burned down by an arsonist last year.

    SOMETHING REALLY NEW

    • Lois continues teaching a few classes a week at a language school in La Paz, EL NOPAL, and also meeting with our neighbors to help them with their English. She is also involved in teaching a women’s Bible study and serves as the language and culture coach for new TEAM coworkers.
    • New missionaries are joining TEAM – to quote one of our missionary leaders, “we are experiencing exponential growth” in the number of missionaries. This is excellent but it does mean a lot of work. There is always room for more – come join us.
    • We are learning what it means to physically care for a man who is dying – alone, abandoned by his family, who falls outside of any existing healthcare system, blind, incontinent. We are part of small team from El Faro who are taking care of this man while he dies. We are learning a lot – about ourselves.

    FAMILY NEWS

    • Joel continues to do well in his role as director of international business at his company.  He was able to add a few days to a business trip recently and come for a visit.
    • Claire is about to head to  South America.  She was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and will be working  as a teacher’s assistant at a university in South America.
    • July 1-18 we will be in the Wheaton, Illinois area for a TEAM conference, a wedding, and some family time. We hope to touch base with many of you during those days.
    • CONTACT INFORMATION

    Our blog is MACROCHRISTIAN
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    PO Box 1986
    Grapevine, TX 76099-1986To support our  ministry, please include a note stating our name or ministry project, and the amount you are giving.  Thank you!
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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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