Friday, August 27, 2010

Costa Rica muy pronto!!

Katie is off to COSTA RICA on Monday with Sarah who is on our staff in Texas!! I will be staying with the Duggans, a missionary family who is from Charlotte! I will also see Melissa Putney who came down to NOLA back in February to help after I was overwhelmed with NOLA and Haiti responsibilities. I'm excited to be in a different culture, be stretched, practice my very limited Spanish vocab, and see how God is working in Costa Rica.

Brian Duggan is actually the one who got me thinking about interns so getting to discuss with him more of the idea of interns and maybe how interns can be utilized in Latin America will be great!

I will be spending intentional time with God, in God's word, praying, and focusing on Him to determine what this 3rd year in ministry looks like. In mid September our staff will hold our annual Key Result Area (KRA) meeting and I need to rewrite my KRA's that includes interns, NOLA, Support Team Building, etc.

Please pray:

1) for Safety traveling

2) for intentional time with God for wisdom and guidance

3) fun memory making moments

Thanks for your prayers and support! Thanks for being a part of God's work here! It was an awesome summer and I'm excited to see how the fall will unfold so stay tuned...

Love yall!

Khooks :)

Amazing Time on the Hill!!

Hi Everyone,
I arrived safely back in NOLA after a restful, fun time at the beach and a great time celebrating Alysha and Austin's wedding to find an email in my inbox to come up to Chapel Hill Bible Church and speak at the church services where they were celebrating the 5 year anniversary partnership with New Orleans! It was a huge blessing to thank the church for being obedient to God's call to respond to those in need! I also was able to see my cousin and a few of my fellow 08 grads!

One of my favorite parts of the weekends was getting to spend time with my small group girls (pictured below) aka my babies!! who are now SENIORS!! They were just freshmen when I was their small group leader my senior year and getting to talk to them, encourage them, and laugh with them was just a HUGE blessing! To see how God has worked in them, united them, and grown them over the last 2 years just encouraged me to continue to pour into my teams/friends here in NOLA and teams that come because you have no idea how God is going to work in someone after you're not in the picture.

This trip reminded me of how much I do LOVE the "mentor/mentee" or "discipler/disciplee" relationship which is exactly what I want to do with interns that come to serve with our ministry. I LOVE getting to walk alongside people and encourage them to grow in their walks with God.
ONE HUGE PRAISE: I have someone going through the application process to be an intern next summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot thank God enough for providing my first intern and I just ask for prayer for more interns that God would lead.

"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10: 19-25

In Christ,
Katie :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Hi Everyone!

Just letting you know I'm off to spend quality time with my family in NC starting tomorrow for a week! Can't wait to see them and the Atlantic! From there I'll be flying up to Mass to support my girl Alysha who is getting married!!!!! YAYA!!

I'll be back in the southland August 16th!

Please pray for rest and refreshment for me while I'm home. Please pray for wisdom as I think about my 3rd year in ministry and how I can use this year to glorify God in all I do!

1) There are some people interested in internships next summer! yay God!
2) I had an awesome week in Galveston serving the community there and getting to reconnect with staff and homeowners I'd met before
3) Moving this August down the road to live with my friend Eliza! Can't wait!

Thanks again for reading! Let me know how I can be praying for you all!

Love you!
Katie :)

"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:18