“So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be put to shame.”
Isaiah 28:16
“For this battle is the Lord’s, and He will give them into your hands.”
1 Samuel 17:47
“God sets the lonely in families…”
Psalm 68:6
“Not ONE of God’s good promises failed, every one was fulfilled.”
Joshua 21:45
“The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still.”
Exodus 14:14
Some things are going on here that are too sensitive to share due to the insecurity of the internet. So I am just going to ask for prayer. Prayer for wisdom and discerment and grace. Prayer that WHATEVER happens, we would act in a manner reflective of the Gospel. Prayer for the protection of my sweet family. Prayer for understanding. We know that God is Sovereign. We know that God is good, no matter what. We know that in all things, He will work for the good of those who love Him and who have been called according to His purpose. We cling to that.
I believe that the GOD OF THE UNIVERSE spoke my family into existence and that God does not change His mind. I am trusting in that.
We are SO thankful for the body of Christ standing with us.
More soon, I promise.

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  1. “But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you are my fortress and my refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love!”

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  2. hi Katie, I found your blog about a month ago. within a couple of days I read your whole blog all the posts. I have been thinking and praying for you daily. You have deeply touched my life. I am in awe at what God is doing with you and through you. It has ignited a new faith in me. I can see that ALL things are possible to those that believe and trust in Him. I have been checking your blog daily looking for updates and I have been praying, sensing something is up. Please know that you are in the palm of God's hand, He has you and nothing can separate you from the love of God. the picture you shared at the top of this post is beautiful. I can see Jesus in you and all your beautiful children. πŸ™‚ What a privilege to serve our Lord! Thank you Jesus for Katie, thank you for what you are doing through her. I pray for guidance, for supernatural wisdom, that her ears and heart be open to hear your voice only, that she will know what to do and have complete peace because she has heard her Shepherd. I bless Katie in the name of Jesus'. Amem. Amen.

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  3. have been praying for you daily and will continue to do so. thanks for sharing! God is good – all the time! HE is in control and he loves you and each one of your precious, beautiful, smiley children!!!

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  4. have been praying for you daily and will continue to do so. thanks for sharing! God is good – all the time! HE is in control and he loves you and each one of your precious, beautiful, smiley children!!!

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  5. Acts 2:25-28 ” I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body will live in hope.”

    Psalm 46:1
    “God is our refuge and strength, and ever present help in trouble.”

    Psalm 46: 7 “The Lord Almighty is with us, the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

    I'm am so thankful for your post and to know you are safe. We will, as always keep you in our prayers here in Texas!

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  6. I just came across your blog this week. I am leaving for Uganda tomorrow. I am 23. Honestly. Your blog encourages me and scares the you know what out of me. What if He asks the same of me?!

    Praying for protection over you and your beautiful family.

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  7. i have prayed for you consistently today. You and a few others have consumed my thoughts all day long. I hope you have felt these prayers over there. I am certain that our Lord is right with you. I am certain.

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  8. Katie,

    Read your post this morning and these verses came to mind (emphasis mine):

    Ephesians 1:15-23 –
    For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I KEEP ASKING THAT THE GOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE GLORIOUS FATHER, MAY GIVE YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION, SO THAT YOU MAY KNOW HIM BETTER. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and HIS INCOMPARABLY GREAT POWER FOR US WHO BELIEVE. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, FAR ABOVE ALL RULE AND AUTHORITY, POWER AND DOMINION, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God PLACED ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

    Proverbs 21:1 –
    The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; He directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.

    Our war is not against flesh and blood and the devil is ticked because he knows his time is short (Rev. 12). Just remember that in a fight between Jesus and Satan, it's about like Samson arm wrestling a baby. Hang tight. He loves all of you SO MUCH!

    Warring w/ you and your family.

    Much love,
    Doug & Stephanie

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  9. Dear Katie, from the moment I heard of riots in Kampala I started to pray extra for my children in Uganda, for Compession and you and your children.
    May God give peace and grace to Uganda. I praise Him for His wisdom and strength. He is ours strong Rock and Safe Harbor. Amen.
    Bless you Katie and blessed Jesus

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  10. Katie, you are beautiful…you remind me alot of my cousin Katie Mercer, her family is in Costa Rica doing mission work…if you get time,theirs is MercerFamilyNews.com…I know everyone here is praying for you,as what I usually am doing…. but Im doing something different this morning…I have a feeling you need to hear this too…As you hug and love on your kids right now, Im hugging and loving on my 14 mos old, Emma Grace too..We are right here w/you, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER feel alone…where 2 or more are gathered….no amount of distance can seperate us, we are all in this together…Love you, you are an inspiration, and when you feel like your not always “there”, your ALWAYS here w/us….God Bless…

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  11. Wow! What a picture of pure joy! I am in awe! God is good! We pray for you and my children are inspired that they can do “BIG THINGS” for God when they see what you are doing in Africa. It is a ministry that is bigger than just what is happening there. Thank you for walking in obedience to His call.

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  12. Before I even read your post I wanted to print that gorgeous photo and put it up in my office to remind me to pray for you, your family and your ministry. I am praying for protection for you and your daughters and for wisdom, discernment and grace for what is going on now and lies ahead in your journey. Satan is always out to get those who are making an impact for the kingdom. Thank you for allowing us to be partners in prayer in the fight. May God bless you with peace as you show His love to those around you.

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  13. I found your blog recently and you are such an inspiration! I am praying for you and your girls!! God bless you all during this very difficult time!!!

    Michelle

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  14. Katie, I began reading your blog several weeks ago – from the beginning. You are such an inspiration and motivator to our family because of your willingness to trust and follow where God leads. We are certainly praying.

    Aimee

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  15. Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

    May your coming and going be in the power of the Holy Spirit, Katie.

    Who art thou, O great mountain before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring fort the headstone, thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

    Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.

    Our Lord Jesus alone be praised for His life in you, Katie.

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  16. This is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen! I have beem inspired by your boldness to go make disciples in Uganda. I wish to take the Gospel to Sudan after graduating from highschool in 2012!
    You and your precious daughters are in my prayers.

    Hannah H.
    Alabama

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  17. We do not know each other (the link to your blog was given to me by a friend of a friend of yours) but reading about what God is doing through you has really been a blessing to me. I have been thinking and praying about you and your little family over in Uganda… I am so thankful that God has called you to serve His little ones there…

    Praying for you… -Kate

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  18. I visit your site often, but have never left a comment. I couldn't resist commenting on this beautiful picture … It looks like a big group of angels!

    Steph

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  19. I'm praising God for you Katie and thanking Him for your great work and testimony! May God continue to hold you in his arms and carry you through every minute and each hour of every day as you work and live for Him as I can see it is only through Him that you can carry on this great work. God bless you and your whole family! There and in the States.
    I learned of your blog through my wonderful daughter who faithfully follows you and prays for you! You have touched so many hearts and lives! Even my 15 year old grandaughter follows your blog.
    I'm praying for you all!
    God bless!

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