Stephen Johansson’s passion to help others is unmatched

Thank you for the article about Stephen Johansson and the work he is embarking on with the International Justice Mission (IJM). We have watched Stephen grow from a teen to a young man with a strong faith. His passion to help the least of these is unmatched.
Earlier this year, we attended a benefit dinner for IJM similar to the one Stephen attended in the past. We encourage all to visit the IJM website,, to witness the bold and amazing work they are doing to end slavery. If you are able, consider financially supporting Stephen in his cause.
Another way to show your support is to join us for a prayer service before he begins his mission. The service will be held at Central Lutheran Church on Sept. 18 at 12:15 p.m. Stephen will be there and all are welcome.—Ed and Kris Studniski, Elk River