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Steven P. LeFever (April 18, 1948 - )

Steven Paul LeFever was born in Utica, Michigan, U.S.A. to Donald C. LeFever & Donna J. (Enright) LeFever. The oldest of four children, Steve was raised in a little cement block garage that was later converted into a house. Steve married in 1967 after attending one year of college. After Steve's tour in the Navy and living in Honolulu, HI, he and his wife returned to Michigan, where his children were born, one daughter and one son who are now grown. Steve worked for General Morors Corporation until he retired in 2002. He currently resides in Troy, Michigan.

Steve was inspired to assist missionaries after visiting Haiti to help his missionary cousins Roger and Karen See prepare to come home for a year's furlough. After Steve and others talked to their pastor, Project Build (Project B) was born. Steve was eventually involved with managing, leading and doing the electrical work and project layouts on over 22 projects, in 22 years, in 11 different countries including, Haiti, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Trinidad, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. He also helped lead two groups of high school students to Ensenada, Mexico to build a church after leaving the Project Build ministry.

Even though Steve took many 35mm slides during the 22 years on the Project Build ministry, he switched and began taking digital photographs on a two month vacation out west in 2003. One of the photographs taken in Bryce Canyon, Utah called "Never Give Up" was published in a book of photographs called "Distant Visions." Another one called "Squirrel Alley" is scheduled to be published in the summer of 2007.

Ever since childhood, Steve has been inspired by the TV program called "The Millionaire." It was a weekly story of different struggling families that were greatly impacted by the generous gift of one million dollars, in the form of a cashier's check, by an anonymous benefactor through his chauffeur. The story showed many different ways that money could impact lives, both for good and with less than desirable results, due to greed. Steve has grown up with a heart for helping others and is now retired, single and has the time and freedom to pursue this dream. The purpose of this web site is to promote and help fund that dream and allow him to help others less fortunate than ourselves.

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