Stephanie Schulte, R.N., B.S.N. — who serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as a missionary in West and Central Africa — led a webinar titled “Avoiding Dependency: Sustainable Mission Work.”

As we work in low- and middle-income countries, we frequently hear the terms relief, development, dependency, etc. What exactly do these terms mean in these situations? How can we insure that the work we do with our friends and neighbors is appropriate and sustainable?