Oct. 9, 2008
Gayle Stroschein, a registered nurse and the medical educational director for Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries (STEMM), will discuss her missionary experiences in Tanzania during a presentation at Morningside College on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 11:45 a.m. in the UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
Stroschein has been to Tanzania four times. STEMM is a local organization that works to follow the example of Christ by ministering to people’s needs medically, educationally and spiritually. In doing so, the organization hopes to build a bridge between the people of Tanzania and Siouxland.
Along with additional information about STEMM, the presentation at Morningside also will provide an opportunity to learn about some volunteer opportunities in Tanzania, said Dr. Mary Kovarna, associate professor of nursing education at Morningside College. Amy Salton, a senior nursing student from Webb, Iowa, will be at the presentation, and she will share what it was like for her to volunteer with STEMM in Tanzania.
“The STEMM trip was an amazing experience where I got to help people, experience a different culture and do things I never would have been able to do in the United States,” Salton said. “It was amazing to see how different people’s lives can be. I would highly encourage anyone who feels the calling to go if they get the chance!”
More information is available online at www.stemm.org.