Stories

My Tonya

My Tonya

Just recently, Latasha, a STEP alum, reached out to STEP via Facebook message to send a photo and say "thank you" for the lifelong mentor God provided to her through the STEP mentoring program: "This is 17 years and counting. This is 'My Tonya.' Cannot thank STEP...

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Unexpected Visitors

Unexpected Visitors

Recently, there were loud knocks on the STEP gym door. Two alumni of STEP who are now in their 20's - siblings, Aaron and Abriannia - wanted to come by to say hello and express to Mr. Rob and Ms. Nikita how much STEP meant to them.  Aaron went into the military...

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A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

Elise’s Story | In the beginning, my mentee and I did not click. She rarely talked to me, and didn’t want to do Bible study with me or pray afterwards. It didn’t feel like a match between the two of us.

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All the Difference in the World

All the Difference in the World

Marcus’s Story | It took some time for my mentee to open up to me. But during Bible study one week, he began asking me questions not only about the passage we were studying, but about other things in the Bible, too.

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Loving the Fatherless

Loving the Fatherless

Cliff’s Story | I have really enjoyed seeing the Holy Spirit move during fireside discussions while on camping trips and other outings were we spend time with the boys and discuss what is really important, Jesus.

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Desires of the Heart

Desires of the Heart

Melissa’s Story | My mentee and I were driving to Pinnacle Mountain for the end of year faithfulness award, and she noticed horses in pastures along the side of the road. She asked if we could stop and pet one.

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Spiritual Surprises

Spiritual Surprises

Anthony’s Story | I first heard about STEP from my local church. The culture was focused heavily on discipleship and mentoring. I was completing an independent 12-month discipleship program, and one of my graduation tasks was to identify a method for me to launch into discipleship.

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Jabali Weekend Retreat

Jabali Weekend Retreat

"Jabali" - a Swahili name given to a boy meaning "a man as strong as a rock." In these days of so many competing influences, we pray our STEP young men live out that name. Our middle school and high school mentees, leaders and mentors went recently on weekend...

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