I am alive! For all of you who are emailing Gwen and Suzanne concerned about my safety! The girls and I are doing wonderfully and are so thankful for your prayers. I took a little break from blogging because I am actually working on writing a book and popped into the US for a few weeks to meet with my publisher, love on my family, and do some fundraising.

I will blog soon, and write something really moving and inspiring… I promise πŸ™‚

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  1. i was praying so much for you, for strength and protection, thinking your absence was due to your very demanding life, and then recently met with some dear friends (the yates) who said you'd been back in the states!!! πŸ™‚ so glad all is well, and definitely looking forward to your book! praising God for the light that you are!

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  2. I realize that with all the amazing things that you spend you time doing you do not have time for blog “awards”, but I am a blog reader and your love for the Lord and amazing sacrifice is inspiring and beautiful and I wanted to make sure that other bloggers would be blessed by you as well. So I posted a link on my blog to yours. Thank you for example of love, sacrifice, and service.

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  3. Wow Katie. You are truely an amazing woman! I have put the Amazima badge on all of my blogs. I also plan on donating 50% of the proceeds from my store (a small start up on etsy.com). Each time I reach $300 I will sponsor a child.

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  4. Wow Katie. You are truely an amazing woman! I have put the Amazima badge on all of my blogs. I also plan on donating 50% of the proceeds from my store (a small start up on etsy.com). Each time I reach $300 I will sponsor a child.

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  5. Wow Katie. You are truely an amazing woman! I have put the Amazima badge on all of my blogs. I also plan on donating 50% of the proceeds from my store (a small start up on etsy.com). Each time I reach $300 I will sponsor a child.

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  6. This is very exciting! So happy for you. Your story should be a great anti-dote to movies like the one I watched last night that was so full of wasteful spending and vain pursuits it was embarrassing. All the best!

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  7. Katie- I came across your blog from a friend's facebook page and have loved keeping up with you and your ministry. I live in Birmingham and go to David Platt's church. I was reading Hudson Taylors autobiography and your blog came to mind when I read it part of the book entitled “The Missionary's Call” thought I would pass it along.
    My soul is not at rest. There comes a strange and secret whisper to my spirit, like a dream of night, That tells me I am onenchanted ground.
    Chorus- The voice of my departed Lord, Go, teach all nations comes on the night air and awakes my ear.
    Why live I here? The vowsof God are on me and I may not stop to play with shadows or pluck earthly flowers, till i my work have done and rendere up account.
    And I will go.I may no longer doubt o give up friends and idol hopes,and every tie that binds my heart to thee, my country.
    Henceforth it matters not if storm or sunshine be my lot, bitter or sweet my tea, I only pray God make me holy and my spirit nerve for the stern hour of strife.
    And when one for whom satan hath struggled as e hath for me has gained groud at last tha blessed shore oh how this heart will glow with gratitude and love
    chorus for last verse- through agesof eternal years my spirit nevr shall repent, that toil and suffering one wre mine below.
    Many prayers,
    Suzanne Jones

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  8. Katie, Your blog…has made me weep because..your talking about my home..we lived in Lira, UG. and worked with Path Ministries at Otino Waa…I can almost smell, taste,hear and feel everything your saying. My tears come from the depths b/c I miss the people so much. We never got to the Karamojong (sp?) but had friends down their…one lady was a vet for their cattle. We are back now in the states setting up our local church to be a sending, life-changing body. Not sure if our family will move there again someday…my kids say “yes”…just know God is asking us to duplicate our hearts and mobilize The House right now. I will be praying for you as I remember the loneliness.. but felt so close to Heaven and eternity constantly…how can you not when you are ministering and caring for widows and orphans! The people taught me so much…they understand life more than we do..they are thankful for every breath.

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  9. I cannot believe you're writing a book! Well, you definitely should considering what an amazing writer you are. I wish you the best of luck and will be praying for you success.

    “He who considers himself religious yet does not keep a tight reign on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. Religion God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
    – James 1:26-27

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  10. Dear Sweet Katie,

    I have never met you, but I am so moved by the Jesus inside you.

    I have spent the last hour reading through your posts and weeping…

    Your heart is so full of God's love and joy!

    I just had to reach out to you and say that you are in my prayers; that you have encouraged and inspired me, that know that the Lord is always with you; that you are loved; that you are never alone; that greater is He than any that would try to come against you.

    Thank you for living out your faith in a radical, real, powerful way!

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  11. Looking forward to it Katie, been wondering how you were. Still searching out what His calling for me is and the command in James 1:27. Besides giving financially and praying, I'm looking how He wants me involved. I think it would be awesome to meet you and see what God is doing in Uganda, if God ever has me come over. I struggle with the cost of travel and expenses and what that amount could benefit the children, so I need to know God's leading on these things. Praying for you and God's work there.

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  12. Just learned about your blog and as a mom of two girls feeling very much called to adopt our third child, your blog is touching me at a very deep level and making me weep like I haven't in a very long time. I prayed today that my little girls will grow up to love God with courage and conviction like you.

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