Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Youth Pastor Say WHAT!?

Hello lovely people!!

So many of you may know we have transitioned into the Youth Pastor position at CrossPoint Sterling!! This is such a joy to my heart to be able to walk in my calling, through helping students recognize their real identity in Christ!! I believe in today's society where the world is telling our kids who they need to be, it is crucial that we combat the lies with the Truth(The Person Jesus Christ)!! We are so excited to partner with what God is already doing here in Sterling.

"Our heart is to see God's kingdom invade the lives of these Youth, to see them walking in their true identity, and to simply just do life with these amazing students!" -Uriah Stepp

As far as the church budget is concerned there are not enough funds to pay me a salary, so in essence we are missionaries in our own community! Most of you already know that we have been in this position before where we have to "Get out of the boat" with Jesus! It takes a lot of faith and trust to get out of the boat of "life of comfort" and or the "life of certainty". But ultimately I believe we are safest in the hands of the Father and not the hands of ourselves!

All this being said we are asking all our supporters to pray about coming along side of us again in this season of life! We are asking for most importantly prayer! Prayer for our marriage, prayer for sensitivity to the Spirit of God, prayer for wisdom, and of course prayer for our finances. On the financial end of things we really need a monthly support system! Would you be willing to support us monthly? How much? Well the budget we have set is about $1200. We are just asking people to support us monthly with whatever they feel God is laying on their heart! By no means at all do we want to walk out our vision while putting someone else in a rough situation financially. We know that times are tough, but praise be to God because He is our provider!!

Understand our hearts when we say we are so utterly thankful  for all your support! The fact that our brothers and sisters believe in us and are walking this journey out with us is incredibly encouraging!

Please Email Us @ with your questions or if God is moving on your heart to support us monthly!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

New Things!

Hello, friends! I hope this finds you all well! We have made a change that we couldn't wait to tell you all about: Uriah and I have, after much thought and prayer, chosen to take on a youth pastor position at our church in Sterling.

Our desire to work with the youth in our church came quickly after our arrival back in the States, so we began working with the middle school sometime at the end of last year. Our campus pastor had taken on the youth pastor role because nobody else had stepped up and he has done a great job. But God continued to press on Uriah's heart, especially, that he should fill this gap. His time working with the RATS was invaluable, and Uriah is grateful for the knowledge and wisdom that he gained. He happily began his work at the church last week. I have also taken on some responsibility at the church, to organize community outreach opportunities.

Uriah is working part-time without salary at the moment. There are a couple of generous people in our congregation who have said that they would support a youth pastor financially and we are so grateful for that, but it is not enough to live on in and of itself. Uriah and I are able to pick up some hours at Gambino's and a couple of other odd jobs, and we are trusting God to provide the remaining $1,000 we need each month. Honestly, I was really, really enjoying the financial stability from paychecks he earned before, but God is pushing us back toward the edge, where we must rely on him as our provider. It is less certain where or when (or if), but it is always a beautiful thing that causes us to rely more on him!

Please be praying for us as we transition into these new roles and new schedules. And pray that we will be good examples and effective ministers of the Gospel for the kids that God has put in front of us. And also, please be praying if you might be part of an answer to our financial need. As always, keep in touch. We would love to hear from you are doing, questions or concerns or ways we can pray for you.

-Uriah and Kaycee