Stephanie Walter was raised in a pastor’s home. From a young age she had an interest in missions and knew someday she was to be a missionary. When Stephanie was around fifteen years old she felt the Lord place a burden on her heart for the Amish people. As she grew older the burden became stronger, and the Lord confirmed her calling several times throughout the years.
Stephanie prepared for her missionary endeavors at Union Bible College and graduated in 2018 with a BA in Religion with an emphasis in Intercultural Studies. During her time at Union Bible College she served internships in Taiwan and South Dakota.
The Lord opened the doors for Stephanie to join Hope International Missions in the Spring of 2018. In order to more effectively prepare for future ministry, Stephanie will begin serving a three-month internship in September 2018, working with former Amish. This internship with Mission to Amish People (MAP) will include helping with correspondence Bible courses, office work, Bible studies, discipleship, and other needed assistance.
At the conclusion of her internship, Stephanie plans to begin working with Amish through a local congregation in central Pennsylvania. Her desire is to spread the gospel and make disciples in the little-known harvest field of the Amish.