On behalf of MAP International I would like to thank you for visiting our website and learning more about the work that we accomplish because of the generosity of supporters like you.
In July of 2014 I assumed my new role as president and CEO of MAP, I’ve been humbled at how God has had His hand upon my life, and by the personal and professional experiences He has provided to prepare me for this calling. It is such an honor to join you as part of this amazing organization.
To help you understand my passion for reaching out to the world’s hurting and hopeless, I’d like to share a bit of my story . . . I was born in South Korea and when I was one year old, my father went to console a friend, whose child had contracted polio. Unbeknownst to him, he brought the polio virus home to me.
By the time I was five years old, my family could no longer take care of me and I was left at an orphanage.
When I was 11 years old, I was adopted by a family in Alaska, and I came to America. For me, joining the MAP family feels like “coming home.” It’s a culmination of my personal and professional life experiences.
I know God made me for a purpose. He has given me these experiences, even polio, to prepare me to be used by Him. I’m not bitter, because I know God is using this for His glory. One day, in heaven, I will walk and run again!
I have traveled around the world, and I have seen suffering firsthand. Every day, people in developing countries endure great pain and many die, because they lack access to medicines and medical care. It doesn’t have to be this way, medicines can change lives.
You can help prevent suffering, provide healing, and help unlock someone’s greatest potential.
It breaks my heart that there is so much suffering in the world, when we have plenty of medicines available here in the U.S. Your support of MAP International helps ship urgently needed medical supplies to suffering people in developing countries of the world!
Blessed to serve alongside you,
President and CEO
From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Indian sun shone hot on the bright flowing saris, tunics and distressed jeans of tourists ambling the broad walk toward the Taj Mahal in the city of Agra. Steve Stirling, 61, joined the flow, his corporate button-down shirt and slacks marking the rare Westerner in the crowd. Read more.
MAP President Steve Stirling shares his story with the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Executive Profiles. Watch the video.
"A $0.60 vial of polio vaccine would have prevented me from getting polio which has afflicted me my whole life. This is why I believe God has called me to be the voice of millions of children who desperately need life saving medicines. We don't choose where we are born and it's our blessing to bless others who need our help."
Steve Stirling, President & CEO, MAP International