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Stephen Raper - Vice President 

Greetings Everyone,

Please join us for our  6th annual "Hiking With Hope" event which supports the Step by Step Home for Children with Special Needs, in Ghana, West Africa.  This event will be held at our primary site, Mount Major in Alton NH, and various mountains throughout the region, on Saturday September 14, 2024.  The goal is to recruit sponsors who will pledge donation funds for each ascent. You are "Climbing for the kids" and 100% of the monies raised will go to resources necessary to expand our facilities, so we can accept more children into this growing ministry of hope.

Not able to hike? Please consider sponsoring one of our Hikers! 

A Mission of God's Love  

"Doing Unto the Lord"

Without the love these once discarded and forgotten children receive from the Founders - Mike & Connie Stainsby, their devoted team at Step by Step Worldwide Ministries, and friends and family like you, these children would be without hope. When you hike for our Special Kids, you are hiking with your heart.

Jesus said in:

Matthew 25:35-40 

"for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me."

The Primary Venue 

The primary venue is Mt. Major, in Alton, N.H. This mountain is one of the most popular hiking spots in New Hampshire, with spectacular views, multiple trails, and a rocky summit, offering 360 degree views. A sunrise hike is an added bonus. Beginning the hike pre-dawn will provide a sunrise that will be memorable.  The hike takes 1-3 hours maximum to complete, and the more you hike, the more our children benefit.

Every step matters. 


Directions to Mt. Major:

Mount Major is located on Lake Winnipesauke in Alton Bay. Take Rte. 28 North to the Alton Traffic Circle. Take Rte. 11 to Alton Bay. Follow Rte. 11 (left) to Mt. Major. The parking area (on the left) is located on Rte. 11 just 4.2 miles north from Alton Bay Center.


My Contact Information:

Stephen Raper


We hope you will be able join us on our hike for our "Step By Step Special Kids."

Thank you for your interest.

God bless you, 


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