Sunday, September 27, 2009

Providing Over and Beyond!

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick update for the week to come:

1) St. Paul's from St. Louis MO and Valley Church from IA safely made it to the yellow house! Please pray they would be open to do what God would want them to do this week!

2) God provided my friend Lacey to go to Wal-Mart with me to buy food for the week and then her and her hubby Ben spent the entire afternoon cooking food for the week! They are my heroes!!! Thank you soooo much Lord!

3) The teams are working on Ms. Daisy Robinson's house (one of the homes that had to be regutted) and Ms. Shirley Green's fact the MO team worked on Ms. Daisy's house last year so please pray they can get a lot done and minister to the surrounding community.

4) Leaving Saturday to fly to Hartford CT where I will spend time in Mass. hanging out with the Symmons family who used to be on staff with us and housed me this summer and speaking to their churches mission board and hopefully going to Boston to see the Harvard InterVarsity team that came down last spring break...then the 2nd week I'll be making my way south to CT to stay with Juan (another ex-staffer) and his family and connect with churches and teams that have been down! God has allowed me to speak at Grace EFC on Oct 11th during their 10am service so please do keep me and that time of sharing in your prayers...let my words be God's words and God's name be praised! So if you're in the CT/Mass area I'd love to see you! Please pray that God would use me to further His kingdom by spreading the word about what He's doing through our ministry, and telling how people can get involved through service, prayer, and financially supporting me to continue to do His work!

Praying yall have a great week too!

In Christ,
Katie :)

"By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:35

Saturday, September 26, 2009

God is good All the time!

Hello Hello!

I’m going up to Connecticut to share the vision of Crisis Response ministry and to seek those God would want to partner with me and His ministry down here...and I wanted to see if anyone had frequent flyer miles that I could use to fly from New Orleans (MSY) to Hartford (BDL) from Oct 3rd to Oct 16th (would need to be back before 6pm on Oct 16th). Please pray to see if this is a way you could bless me and God’s work by providing for me in this way!

In Christ,

Katie :)

God is good all the time.
All the time God is good.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Change Change Change

Hi Everyone,

So take a look at what's happening this week in the wonderful world of Crisis Response ministry in New Orleans!

God provided 2 pallets of toilet paper, paper towels and napkins! If we can find a truck and truck driver, this same company will give us a TRUCK LOAD of paper products! They're in a warehouse in southern Mississippi! Please pray God would provide and if you can help please email

Our offices are MOVING! (My desk used to be right by the door on the left hand side of the photo). We're moving from Trinity Church to the warehouse but our offices aren't complete in the building yet so please pray for God to send laborers to complete the warehouse. I'll be working out of my apartment in the Quad so please pray that this time of "limbo" would only strengthen our staff in their trust in God and unite us even more to do His will!

The Trinity Cares Ministry will be moving too! Trinity Cares runs a Bible Study on Mondays and Wednesdays for people in the community then they get to go through a free store after that. Pictured is the free store (partly moved) along with my fellow staffer, Ms. Ella Miller. Please pray that while the store is closed for 6 weeks the community still come to hear God's word and continue growing in their knowledge of Him!

With the help of lots of people on Monday we layed 9 cubic feet of concrete for the outside of the warehouse! It was great working with fellow staffers and a team of 3 from Grace Community Church in Maryland but boy was it HOT! We still need to lay another 9 cubic feet so please pray for more workers and cooler weather!
We have a team from Iowa and Missouri coming in next week and I'm in charge of food so please pray for guidance and lots of wonderful helpers as cooking is not one of my strong suits...just pray I don't get stressed out in Wal-Mart.
Thanks so much for your continued support of me and let me know if you enjoy the updates on a weekly basis so I keep on doing them!
Love you!
Katie :)
"Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession." James 1:17-18

Friday, September 18, 2009

Communication Communication

Hi Everyone!

I'm sitting in our Annual Planning Meeting and we're discussing one challenge we have is a lack of communication...not just within staff but between us and those we're partnered with...with people like you who read my blog, receive my newsletter, teams that come down, etc. I just want to apologize for my lack of communication and with prayer and God's help, I hope to do a better job of communicating...

Quick Update:

I've moved into the city and I'm living in the quad (pictured above) which is our targeted community! Please pray that I would shine for Christ. It's soo cool walking outside my front door and being planted in my mission field! So please pray for me!

We need teams! Let me know if you'd be interested in coming down. Check out the website:


God has provided a family to host a team coming next week and is helping with cooking! We need cooks and God provided this family to help and I'M SOOO THANKFUL!! Let me know if you want to come down to New Orleans and cook for a week or 2 or more!

Love you guys so much and thanks for supporting me! Let me know how I can be praying for you!

In Christ,


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