December 05, 2018

2018 UPDATE!

2018 UPDATE!

Lots of great news this year and things to thank God for!
Here are a few highlights--

1. Dr. Joseph Ofuho has finished his internship!

Please join me in praying for a job for him. It is not easy to find one in Africa, but I know God has a plan for him to serve his people in Sudan or in the refugee camps on the borders. If anyone has any links, please let me know!

2. YWAM Kerygma - The Catholic DTS is moving forward!
Here is a link for an update: www.kerygmausa.com

Pass the word to anyone of any age who would like to spend 6 months growing in their relationship with the Lord and heart for missions! If you would like to sponsor any speakers, you can do so from this paypal donation site. I did my training in 1994 and it changed my life!

3. I opened my own business in February in Auburn called "Sozo Integrative Medicine" but had to close it in the Fall because of State law requirements that I was not aware of. But I am transitioning to possibly work with an MD in 2019 which will work out wonderfully. Here is my website: www.sozoauburn.com I believe God is longing to reshape the way medicine is being practiced to move away from financially driven motivations and return to wholistic health that honors the human spirit and God's intentions for a healthy lifestyle. It's a growing movement and please learn about your own health, your microbiome and eating and living healthier!

4. A several year process has ended for me...I was annulled from my single-life vocation in the Diocese of Sacrament and am now open to marriage, should God provide a wonderful mission minded husband-- I will be so happy! Pray for me please!


Those are the biggest highlights-- God continues to impress on me the importance that all of us grow in understanding of how great the Father's love is for us. We can only fully give away God's love if we are convinced of how beloved we are and who we are in Christ. It really goes against the whole grain of our self-made American mindset. It has been quite a journey for me, and continues to be, as I discover and embrace with all my being the beauty of God and the beautiful person He made me and you to be. It changes everything-- Vulnerability is the door to this mystery!

May this Advent and soon Christmas season be filled with rich and authentic encounters with God, yourself and the people you encounter each day!

God bless you!

Katie

November 04, 2017

May I introduce to you, DR. JOSEPH ATILIO EKWA,
MD!!!

After 3 years of Clinical Officer schooling in Kenya, Joseph was selected to do an advanced degree as a Medical Doctor. He is now graduating from Kampala International Medical School on November 18, 2017 and will be returning to South Sudan to serve his own people in whatever capacity he is able to help.

Dr. Joseph, we are all so proud of you and pray for you to prosper in your vocation as a Doctor and for open doors to serve in a way that really helps you shine the love and healing of our Lord Jesus to all of your people in such desperate need in the refugee camps and beyond!

For those who would like to send Joseph an encouraging email or donation for the remainder of his Internship and to use to help his people, please contact me or specify on the donate button.

WELL DONE, DR. JOSEPH!!!! You are a man of integrity, faithfulness, hard work and full of love and kindness. You are a shining light to your people of South Sudan and especially to young men in Africa. May the Lord keep you strong, healthy and give you a loving family one day to nurture and grow with. May your relatives and family in the refugee camps be helped also as you prosper as a Doctor and may you having increasing wisdom and guidance for all the decision you will need to make in the coming season! We love you so much and all of us who have sponsored you along this journey are privileged to know you and walk with you!

May 05, 2016

Eagle's Wings in Auburn

I remember seeing a bald eagle as a kid on our drive up to Big Bear Mountain, but never up close except of course in the Zoo.

Today, I saw one in the park behind my house! This hungry eage was so patient as he scoped out his dinner among the man ducks and fish in our local lake. As he sat in the tree, a small aggressive bird would dive bomb this majestic eagle and the eagle was hardly disturbed. After some time, we saw this great bird launch himself from the tall pine tree, and then move swiftly toward a group of ducks. "Not the baby ducks!" I thought. I shouted to a lady with her 5 year old, "Look! A bald eagle!" With a splash, and loud squawk of the ducks, the huge eagle skidded the water and came out with its meal.

As he flew overhead of me, I saw the fish in his claws. Wow! Up he flew. 2 nagging birds followed him, trying to get at the fish. Undisturbed it seemed, the eagle flew in large circles higher and higher. The 2 birds kept pestering him, but this eagle went higher and higher, slowly but surely.

When he reached so high that I couldn't see the bold yellow beak or white tail anymore, the one black bird gave up, but the second kept at this bird at least 6x the size of him. Unfesterd, the eagle just kept going round and round, higher and high until it was too high for the little black bird. It was so high that all I saw was a black dot in the sky flowing on the surf of the wind- so calmly and confidently-- safe and satisfied with his catch.


It was a great lesson from God for all of us watching on the shore. When troubles or our enemies attack us, they are no match if we just stay focussed on our goal of being fed, and faithful to feed those we are responsible for. When we are being pursued, just go higher and higher and higher until the enemy can't breathe the air we are breathing and fall away without even our efforts.

Eagles also represent revival and renewal when they visit us. I pray that Auburn, along with your cities experience a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit during this Easter Season!