Realtor Laurie Steenis of Dallas, TX highlights mission work with Amazon Outreach, embarking on her 18th mission trip to the Amazon, Brazil to help villagers with basic physical and spiritual needs, while bringing hope and love.
Amazon Outreach, a non-profit interdenominational Christian mission organization, has announced their eight-day mission that ventures to the villages of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil. Beginning June 20th, Dallas-based Laurie Steenis will join a passionate group of individuals from the Dallas area and their Brazilian team and translators out of the North-Central Brazil city of Manaus to help with basic needs such as medical, dental, eye care, clean water, construction and more. With a core purpose of service and spreading the gospel to underserved villages, this Amazon Outreach group will also raise awareness through evangelism, worship, and biblical teachings of how faith can help a community grow stronger.
Steenis has had the privilege of serving on mission teams on multiple continents, since her first mission to Haiti in 2000, but has a special love for Brazil. This June trip marks her 18th mission trip to Brazil and is a historic trip for Amazon Outreach, as it is the first year that a grand chief who oversees 50+ tribal villages will allow Amazon Outreach to minister to the people in his villages. This chief has opened the doors for Amazon Outreach and their partner churches in Brazil. The hope is to make a huge impact by helping with their basic physical, medical, and dental needs, while bringing Christ’s love and spiritual encouragement through the gospel. Since being founded, Amazon Outreach has partnered with indigenous churches in Brazil that are seeking unreached people in these 30,000 villages.
Although Steenis is a successful Dallas-based Realtor with Keller Williams, her passion and overall purpose is rooted in living out her Christian faith, in giving her time to charitable causes, and serving in her community first locally, as well as nationally and globally. “As a ‘missionary disguised as a Realtor,’ God gives me opportunities daily to serve Him by serving those He puts in my path in the local marketplace, as well as those He leads me to around the world. Our Keller Williams’ culture is also one rooted in giving back, and I encourage other Realtors out there to help and give back,” says Steenis.
For more information on the June 20th Amazon mission trip or other trips, visit http://www.amazonoutreach.org. In addition, prayer teams and financial supporters are always an integral part of a successful mission. Funds can be donated towards the Amazon Outreach non-profit on this website, or this specific trip at https://ao.managedmissions.com/MyTrip/lauriesteenis2.
About Amazon Outreach
Amazon Outreach’s passion is that the villages would be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the Amazon (Hab. 2:14). They seek to do this by mobilizing short-term mission teams to assist Brazilian churches in making disciples by sharing the love of Jesus in the Amazon River Basin. They meet physical needs through medical, dental, eyeglass, and providing clean safe drinking water as well as spiritual needs through men's, women's, children's and youth ministries. By meeting physical and relational needs, a powerful bridge is built for the gospel to be shared, and God’s love for all people experienced “until all have heard.”
About Laurie Steenis, Keller Williams
Laurie Steenis is a Realtor®, Relocation Specialist, CIPS, GPS, ABR, SFR, AFHS, and ATWD. She works with buyers, sellers, and investors locally in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas market, as well as as a Keller Williams Global Property Specialist (GPS) and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) with a global network of 500,000+ agents in over 100 countries. For more information, please call 214-729-0359, or visit http://www.mydallashomeinfo.com.
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