ESD junior missionary 2009-2010
ESD Kindergarten teacher 2012-2013
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
– Mark Twain
One year. That’s what I was given but what I have received will last me a lifetime. I will always remember Kioney’s ecstatic laughter, Mizael’s bear hugs and the enthusiasm in Saúl’s eye when he is leading me to his newest discovery. These moments I will cherish forever. These children I will never forget.
How Stefanie Came to ESD
In 2007, Stefanie Beals graduated from high school and the next fall began traveling with Encounter Revival Ministries. Through a few deaf-interaction opportunities during the two years with ERM, her heart became greatly burdened for the deaf. She learned about E.S.D. while visiting friends and contacted the school. God’s direction for Stef’s coming to E.S.D. was clearly seen as He quickly opened the E.S.D. door to her.
Stefanie joined the ESD team at the end of August 2009 for a one year commitment as our junior missionary. Stefanie came to us from Honesdale PA where she attends Honesdale Gospel Tabernacle. For the two years prior to her year at ESD , she traveled and served with Encounter Revival Ministry. She returned in August 2012 for another school year – this time as the Kindergarten teacher and kitchen helper.