Sunday, August 28, 2011

STEP Reunion 2011

The annual STEP outreach did not eventuate this year due to a birth, a wedding and a conference that affected the leadership.  However, Jeremy and Sonja Basset who have helped in the leadership and planning of past STEP outreaches had the idea of holding a reunion for former STEPPERS.  The reunion took place in Milwaukee at Wauwatosa Bible Chapel on August 27, 2011.  It was attended by about 14 former STEP members as well as some folk from Wauwatosa Bible Chapel and the focus was the challenge of world missions.  Paul and Carol Bramsen, missionaaries to Senegal brought a focus from North Africa and Joel and Amy Hernandez, former missionaries to Mexico, and now heading the Intercultural Studies Dept. at Emmaus Bible College, Dubuque, Iowa, talked about the need for adequate preparation for missionary service.  John Duckhorn and I spoke about the needs in Latin America and Colombia.

STEP members with speakers

Beth, Alissa and Kjiesti considering the world!

Jeremy Basset leading

Some participants

A lot of food for thought and challenges to the heart

Paul and Carol Bramsen & Joel and Any Hernandez