St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Thursday, September 18, 2014
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International outreach

Since 2006, St. Stephen’s parishioners have traveled to Azua in the Dominican Republic and to the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  In 2012, St. Stephen's youth began traveling to Azua as well. Now we are exploring a new relationship in Brazil. Here's a video produced by Briget Ganske in which our missionaries, Heidi Schmidt and Monica Vega, discuss their new work there. The video also includes images of the trip made by Briget with our vicar Weezie Blanchard in late October 2013.
Although we contribute in many ways to the needs of our international mission partners, our priority has been and continues to be building relationships with the people in those communities through time spent together in fellowship, prayer, and worship.  Together, we discern God’s call for our joint friendships and ministries.
In addition to international trips, we travel regularly to New Orleans to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina, and to Crisfield, Maryland, to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy. You can read more about those trips here.
Dominican Republic Medical Mission Trip | February 23-March 1, 2014
Medical and dental practitioners are needed, as are Spanish translators. Please contact Leigh Preston in the parish office for information. We are asking for commitments no later than December 15.
Photos of our 2013 trip are available on the Dominican Republic page.