ENID, Okla. — Walking through doors God opens
Stam’s roots in the mission field run deep. His father, a physician, planned to become a missionary doctor before his children came along and changed his plans. Stam’s uncle was a missionary in Africa, his aunt a missionary in Ecuador. One of Stam’s great uncles was martyred in China while on a mission there in the 1930s.
In 1993, while a member of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, Stam traveled to Russia.
“That was a life-changing experience for me,” he said. “That was kind of my introduction to missions.”
Stam said Emmanuel’s missions have exceeded his expectations.
“I’m not smart enough to have ever foreseen any of this,” he said. “God opens the door and we’ve walked through it.”h