We are from vastly diﬀerent areas of the United States, culturally and geographically. Paul is from upstate New York, and I (Stephanie) am originally from Southern California. Both of us were raised by believing parents and came to know Jesus as our personal Savior in early childhood.
Paul was active with Christian Service Brigade, where he was first discipled and challenged to give his life more fully to Jesus. He spent most of his teen years as a counselor, working with young boys at Christian Brigade’s wilderness camp, Northern Frontier. I attended high school in Connecticut, after moving with my family across country following the loss of my father. I was first discipled in college while being an active part of Campus Crusade, which is where I was also first challenged to consider cross cultural missions.
We met at The King’s College in New York, both as Biology majors. We married on Paul’s graduation day and one year following our marriage, we both became interns with ECHO, Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization. It was while interning with ECHO that we learned of Mission: Moving Mountains and soon applied and began the preparation to move to rural Tanzania. We served in Tanzania, with M:MM from 1993 to 2002, and then came across the border to Kenya, we work with the Kuria People in Tisinye, Migori County.
Mission: Moving Mountains is now known as D4D, and merged with The Navigators in 2008.