well, we got a new pet…

Meet Franko!

We did have a conversation that went like this, “If we take this monkey home, who is going to take care of it, you guys or Mommy?” To which all my children responded, “We will mom, we will!!!” Today, Franko gripped my leg or sat on my shoulder as I did everything from laundry to making dinner… hm.
I do believe though, that I once had the same converation with my mother about a dog.

78 thoughts on “well, we got a new pet…

  1. How cute! Please add me to the list of curious readers who are dying to know where Franko goes potty πŸ™‚ Seriously, that was my first thought!


  2. My kids are asking for a monkey now! I had to explain the whole, “they live in Africa and we don't”. They settled for naming a stuffed animal Franko and my youngest son is requesting that his sister call him Franko. πŸ™‚


  3. So funny! My five year old brother has been wanting a monkey for years. You and the girls are going to have the most excitement with this energetic creature!!



  4. Hahaha! Oh my goodness he's adorable! Did someone come up to you on main st? We had a guy approach us at dinner one night and we were thinking of who we could give the monkey to after leaving UG when the restaurant owner ushered him out. Its so funny that you can have monkeys as pets! Enjoy ❀ Love you girl.


  5. i'm a new friend in the Lord. it takes a little while to adjust to life with a new pet, i think, just like any other member of your house! but on other fronts, your trust in the power of God is strenthening to me and has caused my soul to trust that with God anything is possible. this morning as i was reading in psalm 16:5-11, you kept flooding my mind. may the God with infinite resources continue to make known to you the path of life, and overflow you with the joy of His presence.


  6. Katie, I just love you. I like your new pet and the post before this one was awesome! Faith without works is dead and I agree that we are saved by grace, but we need to use our hearts and life to work for Him. You seriously rule and someday when my 9 kids are out of the house, I want to come and visit and serve with you. I linked to your blog, on my blog, and I hope that is o.k. I want any of my readers to read about you and your selfless, Christlike life. Thanks for your blog. I love it and I love your beautiful family.


  7. Katie,

    I continue to donate and fully believe in your ministry. And, I can not help but think of Grace. A lady, who seemed her only hope was to move in with you,….”This clearly was not going to work”. How is she, what was the solution?


  8. Katie, I stumbled upon your blog last night & hope my life will never be the same again. You're a better mom at 21, to 14 girls, than I am at 41, to 2 girls. I prayed last night that your life story will inspire my whole family to live for Christ, instead of simply thanking him for our blessings. I had my 11 year old read your Timeline & History from the Amazima website. Yours will be our new charity from here forward. You give a new meaning to “….Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”


  9. Katie,
    I've been reading your blog for a few months now. A friend had mentioned you in her blog and posted a link. I am very challenged by you and your walk of faith. Thanks for your openness and honesty in this last entrey. The Lord had definitely placed missions on my heart. Currently I am finishing up nursing school as I know this is where God has me now…but I often wonder what my future may look like. Maybe that's why I'm so intrigued by your blog.
    May the Lord continue to guide you every step of the way and give you much grace and wisdom!! Blessings to you, you are an encouragement to me!


  10. How CUTE!!! We once had a chimp, Elvira, live with us in the DRC…until the war started and we had to send to a reserve in a neighboring country. We also had a mongoose, Riki Tiki Tavi, that I adored (what am I saying, I adored all our animals…even the chickens and goats!) But my sweet mongoose bit me one day when I wouldn't let him eat something he stole…I must admit I did NOT like the shot I had to get the next day. 😦

    Absorb every moment…time passes SO quickly! Best of luck!!! πŸ™‚



  11. I heard about your ministry and from what I hear it’s amazing. I’ll be praying for you and all your doing.
    oh and be careful with the monkey, my dad had one when he was in Africa and it started biting people. I'll pray that doesn't happen to you too πŸ™‚


  12. I heard about your family from a bible camp and immediately knew what I wanted to be when I grow up! I am amazed at your faith in God! I long to have that same faith! Please tell your girls that a little girl in America is praying for them!

    In christian love,


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