Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First Post from South Africa!

Hey guys! We can hardly believe it has ONLY been a week since we last posted! Obviously, we made it to South Africa! So far, we completely love it and all of our new friends and the staff for our school and the little bit of time we have spent outside the house! It's been a crazy, wonderful, challenging week already..

First impressions: Two of our male DTS staff were waiting for us at the airport wearing long robes..just to weird us out. (LOL..it didn't work!) South Africans drive on the "wrong" side of the road! So they drove us about 40 minutes through the hills of Cape Town to the house where we will call home for the next 3 months. We are sleeping in a really nice house and they gave Uriah and I the master suite with walk-in closet and bathroom because we're the only married couple staying at this house. We felt guilty because upstairs 7 girls share one bathroom. Yay for being married!! Haha.

Everyone in the school is friendly and sweet! The staff, the students...we're getting to know them quickly because we are living so close, but so far we all get along great! We are representing something like 10 nations here. Jeff Pratt is our teacher this week for our first week of lecture and he has been speaking about God's love and the Father's heart..it has been good. Deep already! We find out outreach location options tomorrow.

For a bit of sad news, Uriah's great-grandfather passed last night. Papa was 94 and he was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. It was hard to hear the news, but knowing he was in a lot of pain makes it a little easier at first to let him go. Please be praying for us, though, (as well as the rest of the family back home) as we work through all that.

We hope you all are doing well! We're really limited on wifi and data while we're here, so we will probably be updating once every couple weeks or so. Subscribe to us if you haven't to receive notifications when we post. Email us anytime and we'll do our best to respond! Much love, the Stepps

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ready, Set, GO!

Kaycee here! We have said most of our goodbyes, checked off all the stuff on our long to-do lists, and packed our bags. Tomorrow is our departure date..we made it, guys! We would love it if you would subscribe to our blog..simply insert your email address in the space provided in the right margin and this handy dandy little program will email you every time we post an update. Thanks to the Carleigh and Steven Conant, we have a camera and should be able to post some pictures! We love you all, and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for helping us get to this point, and please keep us in your prayers!! The Stepp's are headed to South Africa after one more good night's sleep!!!