Stephen & Kelly White
We were both in college (Stephen at the University of Florida and Kelly at the University of Wisconsin) when the Lord pricked our hearts about unreached people groups around the world. Nearly half of the world is unreached with the Gospel, and, barring a miracle from the Lord, it is nearly impossible for billions of people to know the truth about Jesus because there is no one there to tell them. Learning this changed the trajectory of both of our lives, and our desire became being those people to go and tell. After graduation, the Lord led both of us to serve with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in two different countries in North Africa that are over 99% unreached with the Gospel. In God’s kindness and sovereignty, we met at a conference that year and got married two and a half years later. Our hearts have always been that we will go unless the Lord closes the door. God opened new doors for us for four years while Stephen was an accountant and Kelly was a public middle school teacher. Then, we felt the Lord leading us back to serve the unreached with Unto.
Our Mission with Unto
Unto is Cru’s humanitarian aid ministry, and our mission is to relieve suffering, restore dignity, and reveal the hope of Jesus in some of the toughest places on earth.We partner with local believers and in-country missionaries to do this through three primary initiatives; food and agriculture, clean water, and critical aid. A person’s lack of physical needs creates a barrier to understanding the Gospel, and many of the places in the world with the most need are also the most unreached. We believe that living out the Great Commandment is one of the most effective ways to help fulfill the Great Commission so that no one is left without hearing the good news.
We are humbled that God is allowing us to serve Him in this way again. We are looking for a group of people who are also passionate about God’s name being glorified among the “least of these” throughout the world and would be excited to partner with us in this mission prayerfully and financially. Our mission with Unto is one of our favorite things to talk about, so we'd love to connect with you to share more. We'd also love to be praying for you, so please send prayer requests our way!
You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. – Isaiah 25:4