Kaci Stecker's Internship to Slovenia


It was a rainy Wednesday morning when the 2017 Slovenia Team set out for a two week mission trip with Josiah Venture. In the group of ten individuals who had felt the Lord calling them to service with the Fusion camp in Maribor was one Kaci Stecker. She had started attending Grace Church a couple years previous with her sister Kayla. After a few months she was already an active member of our Kerdos ministry and was serving with the Renew Youth Ministry, then with the Awana Cubbies.

Energetic, friendly, and zealous are just a few words that can be used to describe Kaci. But given the opportunity, she would be the first to tell you how the Lord redirected those traits on the trip last year. Through her time at last year's Fusion camp she felt the Lord shaping in her a new and fervent love for the lost. She now has a deep desire to be used by the Lord to tell others about the hope found in Jesus Christ alone.

Before leaving for Slovenia, Kaci had been planning to begin her first year at Lewis University in elementary education that fall. But, she returned home wanting to pursue a degree more geared toward full time ministry. Within the month she had dropped out of Lewis and applied to MBI where she began as a student in January 2018. She also applied for and was accepted as a Josiah Venture Intern for the following year. As the Lord would have it, she will be serving alongside Karis Wadsack for two months, preparing and helping run the Fusion camp that our team will be apart of at the end of June.

Through the Lord's grace and provision, Kaci was fully funded as of April 9th. She was able to enjoy a few weeks of summer break before flying out today, May 28th for Intern Training. She will have the opportunity to live with and serve alongside Karis leading up to camp. Her primary responsibilities will be planning the late night camp activities, running the social media webpage, putting together the camp's playlist, and most importantly beginning to invest in the students who will be attending camp. To learn more about our summer Interns to Slovenia, click here.

How Can You Be Praying:

  • For Kaci's preparations before camp and for her time adjusting to the time change and life as an intern.

  • For a servant heart and eyes to see the work the Lord has for her daily.

  • For time in His word and in relationship with Him even during the busy times.

  • For changed hearts and lives of the Slovene youth.