Joshua & Stephanie Lewis

Career Missionaries since 2016 serving the Great River People of Southeast Asia.

Both of us had the privilege of growing up in the mission field. Our parents showed us the needs of the world.

Stephanie was born into a missionary family that served in Africa and then on the island of Papua, Indonesia. She grew up hearing her dad’s bush plane flying in and out of the grass airstrip right outside her bedroom window. She has many fond memories of helping her parents with medical emergencies and dentistry, translating, flying with her dad, and of course making beautiful lifelong friendships with local people. To this day, she enjoys Indonesian food more than American food. At age 14 she preached her first evangelistic series and felt God calling her to work for Him overseas for the rest of her life.

Joshua has a head start in ministering to the Great River people because he already speaks their language. He was seven years old in 1995 when his family went out as AFM missionaries. After graduating from college he accepted a one-year student-missionary call with AFM to the Great River Project that turned into almost four years. He had the joy of praying with secret Muslim-background believers and telling the creation story for the first time to his friends by lamplight on hot evenings. He saw that there was a great work to do there, and God needed someone willing to go.

We met through mutual friends who planned a game night to introduce us. We soon realized we had much in common—most importantly our desire to serve as missionaries overseas. Stephanie was graduating from college, and she was ready to go overseas with or without a husband. Happily, we decided that it would be with!

We prayed for quite a while, asking God to give us clear direction for where He wanted us to serve. He was very clear that was Cambodia. God has been so good to us—we can’t even begin to describe it all. That is why we are excited to have a part in the great plans He has in store for the Great River people.

Frontier Stories

Has God Ever Helped You?

We confidently expect God to build a vast movement of Great River People coming to Him. It is almost time for Jesus to return.

By: Joshua Lewis
July 01 2024, 8:59 am | Comments 0

Not the Same Person

They had been watching how often I called Stephanie out to the build site to consult her wishes and were willing to listen to why we had unconditional love and respect for each other.

By: Joshua Lewis
June 01 2024, 2:20 pm | Comments 0

Life with the Great River People

When we have worship, I pray for the Great River People. My family is a team. We work together to tell people about Jesus.

By: Nathan Lewis
June 01 2024, 9:07 am | Comments 0

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Please pray that I will find an opportunity to share Jesus with Dehaw and others. They are wonderful people.

By: Joshua Lewis
April 01 2024, 8:47 am | Comments 0

Choose Your Own Adventure:  DBS and the Rabbit Church

Discovery Bible Study puts the elements of the early church into your study time so that by the time they know what a church is, they will already know how to run one.

By: Josh Lewis
February 01 2024, 2:22 pm | Comments 0

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