Hello friends and Family!!
So sorry for not updating sooner, we have been quite busy!! In July we finished up and graduated our School of Biblical Studies in South Africa with Youth With A Mission!
Then we made our journey back home! So where the heck is Home you might ask? Well Home is Sterling, Kansas! A little town NW of Wichita!
There is one stoplight in this town! Itty Bitty! This is our little house here in Sterling!!
So this house was actually the same house we lived in right after we got married!! It was totally God that opened it up for us to move back in after we had been in South Africa for 9 months!
We have also Added to our family!!!
This is Bear our Dog!! He is part Black Lab and Part German Shepard!! He is full of energy and really teaching us how to be responsible :) !!!
The transition back to the states has been very smooth we have had a place to land and call home and as well have had jobs laid out for us by our gracious Father!! We have and great opportunities to serve in our local church Crosspoint of Sterling! We are both helping out with the Youth on Wednesday nights!
As far as work is concerned, Kaycee has been helping her parents with 6 amazing kids that they have adopted about 1 and 1/2 years ago! These kids are such a joy to have in our lives! Kaycee as well works a few shifts a week at the local pizza shop Gambinos!! (Some of the best pizza on earth!!) :)!!
(Starting from the left: Zackary and Allie, Eric and Nevaeh, J.J. and Alyna)
I have been working with our uncle and his business called Roberts All-Trade Services (RATS)!! We joke and say "We are the only Rats you want in your house!" haha! So I literally have been training in all trades, be it roofing, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mold remediation, flooring, drywall, pretty much anything dealing with construction! It has been such a blessing because I see this as something I can take on the missions field with me!!
Another awesome aspect of this company is it has a vision for missions and meeting the needs of people! We want to be able to take the knowledge of our trades as well as the love of Jesus and go and minister to people all over the world! Something that we were taught in the School of Biblical Studies is how can we apply the timeless truths of scripture to the spheres of society all around us? It is awesome to be working at a place that is doing just that! Meeting people right where they are loving on them, and meeting the physical need by fixing whatever it is that needs to be fixed! God has been Disciplining me so much through this Job! Such a blessing!
This brings me to our next Endeavor!!
February 7th to the 16th Kaycee and I will be traveling with RATS (the company I work for) and an organization called Global Infusion , and we will be traveling to Guatemala!!!! We will be working with a school there in Guatemala and helping redo some electrical and plumbing there! This school is a huge soft spot on the church we currently attend here in Sterling! They have sent multiple teams to Guatemala already! As well we will be trekking up into the mountains and ministering the Love of Jesus to the Villagers!! We are so excited for this opportunity!! Our need to go is $3600. This covers our flights, lodging, and meals.
Can you help us!?
- Prayer is always a huge thing when it comes to missions, we need friends and family to stand with us in prayer while we prepare and while we are on the field! Pray that God would begin to give us his heart for this country and that we would be sensitive to the Holy Spirits leading!
- Learning the Language we are going to try and learn Spanish before we go!
- Giving Financially again we need to raise $3600 to go on this trip. The best way for us to receive funds are through our paypal account! Our paypal email is: firstname.lastname@example.org or there is a Paypal donate button at the top on the right. But if technology isn't the way you roll you can make checks out to:
Memo line on check:
Guatemala February Names
109 W Garfield Ave
Sterling, KS 67579
**Checks made out to Crosspoint qualify for a tax deductible receipt**
Thank You so much for keeping up with us on our journeys and praying for us it is much appreciated!! If you ever have any questions or prayer requests yourself don't hesitate to email us at email@example.com!
-Uriah & Kaycee Stepp