Fixin’ Up the House

As many of you know, God recently opened the door for our family to purchase a house here in the States. We plan to live in the house until our return to Ukraine, and then rent it out. The house needed quite a bit of work when we bought it, and we have been very blessed by the many believers who have come forward and volunteered their efforts to help with repairs. Last Wednesday, Rob Spivey organized a group of about 25 people from our church who worked with us all day painting, caulking, scraping floors, installing siding, and much more. Before that, we had the entire Courter family here from Tennessee for a whole week. Several members of our family – my mom especially – have also spent many hours assisting us with this project.

We are eternally grateful to everyone who has given of themselves so freely in order to help us finish this project. May the Lord bless you richly for the kindness you have shown to our family.

Our house in White Settlement

Our house in White Settlement

Anthony Courter repairs drywall in our kitchen.

Anthony Courter repairs drywall in our kitchen.

Rebekah Courter paints the exterior of the house.

Rebekah Courter paints the exterior of the house.

Painting the kitchen cabinets. From the top: Aaron Courter, Jeremy Steele, Steven Nguyen

Painting the kitchen cabinets. From the top: Aaron Courter, Jeremy Steele, Steven Nguyen

Aaron Courter caulks the new siding at the back of the house.

Aaron Courter caulks the new siding at the back of the house.

The Courter Family

The Courter Family

Rick Howard (right) and his son put up masking tape in preparation for painting the walls.

Rick Howard (right) and his son put up masking tape in preparation for painting the walls.

Jerry Balding rented a floor scraper for us and did a great job cleaning off the old glue in preparation for our new floor.

Jerry Balding rented a floor scraper for us and did a great job cleaning off the old glue in preparation for our new floor.

Tristan Nugent (left) and Ross Atherton (right) installed new siding on our storage building in the back yard.

Tristan Nugent (left) and Ross Atherton (right) installed new siding on our storage building in the back yard.

We had a quite a few ladies from the West and Howard families along with Jackie Atherton who did a fabulous job on the paint crew!

We had a quite a few ladies from the West and Howard families along with Jackie Atherton who did a fabulous job on the paint crew!

Alex installs a new ceiling fan.

Alex installs a new ceiling fan.

Yep, this is me running around and trying to be useful with my new toy - a Bosch impact driver.

Yep, this is me running around and trying to be useful with my new toy - a Bosch impact driver.

My brother Josiah poses for this shot with the, uh, appliance dolly. That came in handy later when we rolled in the new refrigerator that was given to us by the Gerhart family.

My brother Josiah poses for this shot with the, uh, appliance dolly. That came in handy later when we rolled in the new refrigerator that was given to us by the Gerhart family.

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About Joshua Steele

My passion is leading people to Jesus Christ through the pages of Scripture. To that end, I have served as a missionary in Mexico, Hong Kong, Thailand, the United States, and currently Ukraine, where I have lived and ministered since 2001. In 2004, I married Kelsie, the girl of my dreams, and God has blessed us beyond measure with a precious family. Our five children Abigail, Rebekah, Hosanna, Kathryn, and David are the joy of our lives! Together, we live to glorify our Savior and proclaim His Word to those around us.

3 thoughts on “Fixin’ Up the House

  1. Congrats Kelsie and Jeremy,
    The house looks great. Sarah Beth would have been so happy for the two of you. God’s provision is always sufficient. Continue proclaiming His truth.

    Sara Jane

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