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Support Steve, Norah, and Vera Kuehl

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"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Is 55:8-9).

Those words only begin to summarize the thoughts, feelings, and questions entering our minds as news of the Kuehl/Witte tragedy has reached each of us. As many know, Steve and his family were vacationing with Charis' side of the family this past week when a fire broke out in their rental home. In God's infinite wisdom, he used this tragedy to bring Charis and their five year-old daughter Stella home to Him in heaven. (Four other members of Charis' extended family were also called to heaven in this tragedy. Her dad, Pastor Steve Witte; sister, Lydia Witte; niece, Lena Henselin; niece, Merci Henselin.) Steve (Kuehl) said that again and again on the phone when we talked. Already, his faith in this is something for each of us to mimic.

While Steve, Norah, Vera, and all of us cling to Jesus' words, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die," many challenges and changes sit ahead for Steve and the girls.

They had so many new plans ahead. Steve has just accepted a call to teach at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, MN. They had just bought a house in New Ulm. The girls will be attending a new grade school. They still need to pack and move from Powell, OH to New Ulm, MN. The list of endings and beginnings goes on and on. Now they do this without Charis and Stella.

To help them during this time and with future needs, the Go Fund Me will be split fifty/fifty. Half will go towards immediate needs and family outings. The other half will establish a school fund for Norah and Vera for their LES, high school, and college educations.

During this time, please join the Kuehls in praying these verses from 1 Corinthians 15:55-58

“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.

Fundraising team (4)

Andrew Naumann
Powell, OH
Stephen Paul Kuehl
Jessica Hill
Team member
Matt Visaggio
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