Lord, had I a thousand tongues, I would praise you with all of them…

I cannot begin to thank you for your prayers. They have overwhelmed us with the peace, calm and joy that can only come from the Lord.

I wish with all of my heart that I could tell you the WHOLE story of how the Lord showed up and moved mountains today.. But since a certain someone won’t be finished legalizing all our new paper work until next week, I feel it is best to wait.

I will tell you this though: Mr. Someone showed up an hour early. I was shaken. The first hour did NOT go well. But at 10 am. Oh, your prayers softened even the hardest heart. The power of those prayers pressed down all around us until the presence of God was so tangible in the room even a non-believer could not deny it. Words came out of my mouth that were not ever planned in my mind.

I meet Mr. Someone again tomorrow and hope and plead and pray he will keep the words he promised me today. I have a good feeling though… How could I not!

He truly IS able to do more than all we could ask or imagine.

I am deeply, incredibly, humbly grateful. So thankful for the Lord and His great mercy and Compassion, that He sits so high upon His throne and would look so low as to take an interest in my problems. So thankful for His word that has been the solid rock I can stand on, the promise I can rest in. So SO thankful for you, brothers and sisters, the body of Christ, standing with me, holding up my arms, encouraging and stregthening my heart.

I would feel so greatly honored if, as you pray for us throughout this week as we are waiting on our papers, we could pray for you as well. There is nothing sweeter than the opportunity to stand together before the Mighty One, praising, thanking, asking for eachother.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13739803716604818731 Ellen Wrede

    Oh Katie this is so wonderful. I have been praying for you and hoping and imploring that whatever happened gets better and now my prayers are answered! I LOVE to see how God works like this. It's just one more confirmation that he is real and with us and wonderful and TRULY awesome!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03517295803452245389 sara

    What an honor it has been to lift you and your sweet girls to the Father. We don't know each other, but God knows us both and loves us so tenderly. :) Would you pray that God would show my husband and I, specifically and miraculously what we are supposed to do? Or even if it's just wait. We know God is moving in our family and He is about to require something big from us. Pray that we would not get the vision clouded but see clearly what is HIS path. Thank you so much. May our King's richest blessings pour on you and your sweet family.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14999633786013756069 Leah M.

    God has been faithfully moving! My heart is filled with worship and praise. Oh, how I delight in our faithful God!"They sing the song of the Lamb, saying: 'Great and marvelous are Your works,Lord God Almighty!Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!' "Revelation 15:3

  • Anonymous

    last night as i was praying i was reminded of moses arms growing weak and how he needed others to help him hold them up— i praise god for people that help us hold our hands up high!!! "As long as Moses held up his arms, the Israelites won, but when he put his arms down, the Amalekites started winning.12 When Moses' arms grew tired, Aaron and Hur brought a stone for him to sit on, while they stood beside him and held up his arms, holding them steady until the sun went down."our family will continue to pray— for some reason i have jane on my mind please post if we need to be praying for her—love following your blog —elizabeth

  • Anonymous

    last night as i was praying i was reminded of moses arms growing weak and how he needed others to help him hold them up— i praise god for people that help us hold our hands up high!!! "As long as Moses held up his arms, the Israelites won, but when he put his arms down, the Amalekites started winning.12 When Moses' arms grew tired, Aaron and Hur brought a stone for him to sit on, while they stood beside him and held up his arms, holding them steady until the sun went down."our family will continue to pray— for some reason i have jane on my mind please post if we need to be praying for her—love following your blog —elizabeth

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00759105397596654703 noahandlylasmommi

    so glad to hear it. I said a prayer last night and will continue to pray today. God is good. I know everything will turn out great!

  • Mike, London

    Praise the Lord, our God never fails! My scripture this morning: Mat 21:21,22 "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself in the sea' and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer"Your family is secure in His arms.Please pray for my family. Join me in giving praise to Jesus for the gift of my precious daughter Africa Elizabeth Swarbrick, born last week 16 Sept 2009. May her whole life be for His glory! Through her He has already brought my wife and I closer to him. Africa will hear of you Katie; your calling, your life and your girls. Maybe one day she will even meet you, my wife is from Kampala. God bless you as we continue to pray for you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07865334905684071038 and 2 became 5

    will you pray for heath & neema in tanzania – they are fighting through the court system for adoption there. thank you katie – it is such a privaledge to pray for you & your family.

  • Laura

    May God continue to be glorified in your family struggle, will continue to pray for you all. God is good… all the time!!! Thank you for letting us pray along with you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09256610689313147853 Melissa Irwin

    I have been reading and praying but not commenting. So joyful today that you are expecting good news, and cannot wait to hear more of that truth. God is always faithful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07748740905961629352 Barbara B.

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Will continue to pray for God's blessing for your family. Rest in His love for you and for each of your (His!) girls, for "When I am weak, He is strong." And may God bless Mr. Someone with His peace and love.

  • Anonymous

    My prayers will continue, Katie. Comfort be to you as you are going through this…Beth B.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07748740905961629352 Barbara B.

    I missed your offer of prayer when posting my first comment, so if you would please, pray for Polly, my neighbor, 43 yrs old, mother to two grown boys and a teenager daughter, who is going Home to our Lord soon, and very soon, due to pancreatic cancer. Please pray for her journey, and for the family she leaves behind, especially her daughter, who will feel orphaned, though she has a father and stepfamily. Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06123085494840719313 wpusey

    Praise Him for being there on your behalf! It's so awesome to here how our wonderful God moves in your lives. It's so inspiring to my family and i who are about to embark on our own journey. We will be moving to somewhere in Asia to work on behalf of children and the families that care for them. Please pray that His will is done and that His continued guidance directs our lives. That our eyes, ears, and hearts are open for what he has in store for us all. I am meeting with a man this Friday to start the process of forming our non-profit. Our families are having a hard time understanding why we must do what we must do, They think it's unfair to our children, taking them away from the opportunities here in the States. But as you and I know they will have many more and greater opportunities where we go, as long as we follow God. Thank you so much for the opportunity to pray for you and your children. Be blessed in all you so, I know you are. He who began a good work in you will continue it until the day that Christ returns!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01448075715701400439 Kissey

    will continue to pray! i'm so glad i found your blog and your mission. you've been placed on my heart ever since. i look forward to the continuation of God's work with you.

  • Brittany Stephens

    Praise the Lord! God has you exactly where He wants you and is going to continue to bless and move mountains for your ministry! Praying alongside you!

  • Anonymous

    He is able!! I will continue to you all in my prayers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07166993353210205879 Alison

    Praise God! He is mighty to save! We will continue to pray for you and your family.Our family is in process of moving to Italy to be missionaries, so please pray for our visa process to go smoothly and quickly.Love,Alison

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00984946345145279521 Erica

    Continuing to pray and praising our Heavenly Father for what HE has done.

  • Anonymous

    SO GLAD! praying for yall. just saw pics…the ones of janes made me laugh…sassy pants…hee hee…JOSIE IS COMING HOME! praise Jesus! :) :) i miss you! see you in may (or maybe sooner…me gwen and mallory have been scheming…)luffa you!grace

  • Anonymous

    SO GLAD! praying for yall. just saw pics…the ones of janes made me laugh…sassy pants…hee hee…JOSIE IS COMING HOME! praise Jesus! :) :) i miss you! see you in may (or maybe sooner…me gwen and mallory have been scheming…)luffa you!grace

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01046394019657952602 Tanya and Tony

    Sitting here with "God tingles". What a testament to the power of prayer. Praising Him with you today and praying for a positive outcome.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17946903135252874458 Are These Kids All Yours?

    OH PRAISES BEING SUNG HERE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!! THANK YOU LORD FOR BEING WITH KATIE AND HER FAMILY AND MR SOMEONE!!! We of course would love the privilege to continue to pray on your behalf! Our God is capable of everything! Believe it with all our hearts! Our prayer is for our sweet Naomi (10 months) who will need more tests. She has a possible enlarged spleen which means – any number of very serious diseases. Right now she is still in Ethiopia, but we are praying her home asap! We value any prayers for her.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17247824698674815568 Blessed Mom of 8

    Katie,God is GOOD all of the time!We continue to stand with you!Blessings and love,Jill

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00310072331960500111 aimee

    how much do i love prayer praises. :-) thanks for keeping us posted. have been praying for your sweet family and will continue to do so.my prayer request is that God will show me what to do with all the thoughts running through my mind these last few weeks. so many things have happened lately that have convicted my heart that my relationship with Him these last few years has been very much in word and not so much in deed.as i read your posts, i'm reminded of times earlier in my life when i was so entrenched in the Word, so in love with him…and i was unbelievably joyful. He's blessed me with a great life and i've allowed that great life to gradually erode the time i spend in fellowship with Him and serving Him. i'd like to find that again.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06005663095818742053 Sheryl

    woohoo!! oh God is good. and i want to praise Him even when He doesn't answer in the way we hope. but i am thrilled to hear the peace and the hope coming through your words.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10707025951061187771 Kim

    Oh Katie…so thankful and praising our Lord as well that all went well. I texted Gwen when I thought there might be some news and got a postive text back! From the first time I found your site and was led into your world and what our Awesome God is doing through your hands and heart, I saw a "tangibleness" (is that a word?) that I had never seen before. I became broken in places in my heart and spirit I did not know existed. He is so present! When I see your family picture of you and the girls, I don't just see joy and laughter…I see Jesus! You say you are so thankful that He would sit on His lofty throne and care about your problems…I am thankful He hears my small voice crying out to Him on your behalf and for your girls. We will continue to pray for you and Mr. Someone.

  • Diane and family:)

    YAY!!!! :) Thanking God for prayers answered!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13479952574998035979 michelle

    I am a new reader to your blog and was amazed to read this entry and see no comments as yet. I knew I was supposed to write something, but I'm not sure what. Just know that God is moving in His people, encouraging us to pray for each other in our own congregations, communities, and around the world. I am grateful for this opportunity and for you sharing your life and answers to prayers. He is building my faith, day by day, small prayer and big prayer. I look forward to what He does in you, His precious little child. Love to you from your sister,Michelle LloydSpokane, Washington

  • Anonymous

    I am so happy that things went smoothly for you today and what we (your readers) all hoped for, actually seems to have happened (fingers crossed for you that Mr. Someone keeps his promise). I am truly humbled by you and my only wish would be that we could have a million more "Katie's" in the world. Blessings to you and your girls!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07570070194165118086 Karen Phillips

    praising Him with you and so, so glad to hear this! will continue to pray! we would be honored if you all lifted our family in prayer (since you asked;)…God drew our hearts to Africa b/c of your ministry…we were on the path to adopt from Ethiopia but after mike and suzanne told us about a domestic situation we ended up taking custody of a precious newborn boy within a week of finding out about him. pls pray as we wait for birthfather's rights to be terminated. sending much love to uganda!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01409992801078825687 wwgroovecorp

    Katie,A friend of a friend just made me aware of you and what you're doing, and I in turn have posted links to your blog to many of my facebook and twitter friends. We are going to send you some money and I know another friend of mine already has. I am so amazed at your story. I've had you on my mind ever since I started to learn about your work. I have been praying for your body to be healthy and strong and for the Lord to give you wisdom and strength in what you're doing, and also for Him to send you special blessings and encouragement. God be with you, sister! I am so proud of you for your boldness.Much love in Christ,Ellen

  • Anonymous

    I will definetly keep praying for you and your sweet girls!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12955029706756769653 Jewels of My Heart

    Thank You Jesus!Will be praying….

  • 1 Chronicles 4:10

    "'When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you,' says the Lord." I think we often pray sometimes with the intention that what we are praying for isn't going to happen or work out. YET NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD. God loves you and the girls, Katie. He's heard your pleas and been with you this whole time, it's exciting to think He was with you today. Continue to have faith in Him and know that the intentions for your crew that so many had on their hearts last night and today will continue as the week progresses. Sing with me, HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14063324287221615115 Lynnie

    Standing with you. Thanks for giving an update! Praising Him with you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04455698547207302964 David and Sarah

    I will definitely keep praying. So very thankful for the prayers that He has already answered. Our Lord is so good and kind!Blessings,Sarah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15086860316789104014 Chi-Chi

    sounds good! praying for all your girls-(AND YOU)only good things for such a happy & precious family!!!YALL BELONG TOGETHER! love, chi-chifort knox-kentucky

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15050687387799389063 Bonnie

    WOOOHOOO Glory to God who does the impossible!! Rejoicing with you!We'd love some prayer for our adoption – hit a little hiccup with USCIS and some paperwork problems – but we know these 2 kids are meant for us so we will continue the battle and believe for the victory.

  • Dawn

    PRAISING GOD WITH YOU…and continuing in prayer for your amazing family.

  • Anonymous

    Praise God for things going well today! Will keep praying they continue and all will be well with you and your little family!love in Christ,karel :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18237869062573215728 Jenny

    A friend recommended your blog to me and I've read it through tears this afternoon… my heart aches for the children/people of Uganda. God led me to Rwanda to teach 7 years ago and I've always longed to go back. I'm married with 3 precious children now and I know that "going back" may be delayed a bit BUT I'm bringing as much of Uganda/Rwanda here as I can. I teach high school students and they are well informed and heavy hearted for the plight of these children. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for following Jesus to serve His children. My heart is overwhelmed!Jenny

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08429513984057886072 Janette

    Dear Katie & sweet family,You have know idea who I am, but I have been so touch by your life. Praise God for you! My own daughter & her husband have adopted and have starting a other. She is the one that told me about your blog via oatsval team blog! Now I pray for you everyday too! May Gods circle never be unbroken from the chains of pray! You GO Girl Blessings

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12560337640607116604 Holly

    Praise the Lord!! We will continue to pray for you and your family. And would you pray for us that God would provide the rest of the money we need for our adoption? We are at the end, and we will need the rest VERY SOON. He is Jehovah Jireh! I am waiting on Him.

  • Anonymous

    Will continue praying for your situation, Katie! May you feel God near to you.

  • Julie Pederson

    Praise God! I have had a sense of what might have been going on and it has helped in praying for you and the safety of your family. "What God has joined together may no man tear asunder!"Love and Continuing Prayers,Julie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06091232102936751058 The Ferrill’s

    Thank you Jesus for that peace and calm…for softening hearts according to your perfect plans for these girls!He is WORTHY….all the time!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06330195253745287970 Isabel

    Oh, what wonderful news, Katie! I am thanking God with you! Beautiful deliverer!I will continue to pray for you! You are such a trooper!If you want to pray for me:The Lord has shown my husband and me that we will be taking a first trip to Africa next year. My life-long dream and vision has been to help abandoned babies and orphans. The Lord is saying NOW is the time to pursue it.It would be fantastic if you could pray for the Lord to clearly guide us as to WHERE to go/start.Thanks HEAPS!(like we say in New Zealand)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13006198193450517574 Amy

    Praising God with you and will continue to pray for you all!! Amy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07933564808096197233 Dark Glass

    Katie, I just found your blog about a week ago and it is absolutely incredible. You just radiate and exude Christ's love! It brings me so much comfort and encouragement knowing that you are there on the front lines and the lives of those around you are in such good hands, both yours and our Lord’s. I just want to quickly share with you a passage that I read last night that instantly made me think of you. It is from Ruth“And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.” Ruth 2:11-12I know that you have left so much to be where He has called you to be, and I ask and I know that our Lord will recompense your work, and a full reward will be given you and that His wings will forever be over you and yours. I will not ask you to pray for anything on my behalf, the knowledge that I have a sister like you in this world, who is accomplishing so very much on our Lord’s behalf, is more of a blessing than you will ever know! Thank you so much for what you do! You are in our hearts and you are on our minds! Give your girls a hug from me!In Him, Blake A.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01232642511847063570 shoutingforha

    Katie, I first heard your story when you came to my church this summer (I go to Strong Tower). You have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since. Imagine my delight when a friend told me that you had a blog! It is such a privilege to be able to read your words, see pictures of your beautiful family, and offer prayers to the Father on your behalf.

  • Anonymous

    Great news! Glory to God.Thank you for letting us be a part of this. Your girls must be so glad.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03484101623705672562 Carey and Norman

    What a blessing to read such wonderful news. I am always amazed how God moves mountains and shines at moments when we need him most. Ever since we began an adoption for our daughter (now on adoption #2), we have seen the presence of God when we need him most. Following others blogs has been a source of strength too. I think we found your blog through Adrienne whom we met during our Russian adoption.CareyTennessee

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16740016683856982731 holly

    you are precious, and i love reading your sweet words of praise to OUR LORD! Praise be to God and his most Holy name for his blessings on you and your family! will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

  • Tami

    Precious Katie,Thank you for sharing with us! How Awesome our God is!!! Katie, you are the hands and feet of Jesus in a land so far from home…on assignment from The LORD GOD Himself! These are His babies you are looking after. He is your (their)Defender.Psalm 146:9The LORD protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked.May He be glorified, and may the hearts of many be circumcised!!Much love to you and the kids!! Please give them lots of hugs and kisses for us!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04170896969398305310 Blueprint Bliss

    I was introduced to your blog today… and am so very thankful. I'm praying for you…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06805179360821655998 The Hull’s at #4

    I'm so thankful His answers are "Yes and Amen" !! I laid awake last night praying for you and your girls. I'm so excited to see God move, and can't wait to hear how you are doing through the week. Blessings to you Katie and on your sweet girls.

  • http://becomingthekindofwomaniwantmydaughtertobe.wordpress.com Alisa

    I stumbled upon your blog a few days ago, and you have been on my heart ever since. Your obedience blows me away and is so very humbling. I find whispers of prayers being sent up for you out of my thoughts. I'm so very grateful that He gave you such a tangible presence…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11348969497323849034 Emily

    Oh Katie! What wonderful news. We will continue to life you and your girls up in prayer here in West TNI ask that y'all pray as our family pursues moving for a ministry opportunity.God is good all the time!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14266138921396622842 Meli n Pat

    Hooray! The only prayer request I have is really for my sister. She is waiting for her referral for her little boy in Ethiopia. Her husband and three kids are anxiously awaiting news of their new family member!

  • Anonymous

    This blog is amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18136731845815385051 Andrea

    Praises for God real and tangible presence with you! Continuing to stand in the gap for you! Blessings

  • Anonymous

    Katie, Standing in agreement with you! Praise be to our Father!! I am a new reader of your blog and very blessed by it already!!Love in Christ, Kelly

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07514265213573291402 ~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~

    Thank you, Father, for your unwavering faithfulness!

  • Kristi

    I am SO excited to hear how God is answering our prayers for you! My children and I have been praying daily. We are praying constantly about when to come to Uganda…Karamoja is constantly on our minds. Pray that God will take care of the details and bring people with similar hearts to go with us. We will have no one in Kotido to help us find housing, etc…it's scary to think of moving with my four small children, but I know God is calling us to go, and I'm feeling like it must be soon…Hopefully we'll meet you there in a few months! Love and blessings to you!Kenneth and Kristi Williams

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00306049499606669381 drea

    Katie, we do lift you and all your little girls to our ABBA Father. He alone is able. I am so thankful for you and your heart to be transparent, it is such a blessing.Our prayer this week is for my dad,Richard, he has been given 6 months to live with end stage cancer. He says he knows Jesus, but I am not sure. I pray for his spiritual healing first and if the Lord would see fit, his physical healing as well.Thank you Katie, I love standing together as a body.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15390420401346933272 Melissa

    I'll be praying Katie.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11429985486466317061 Grateful for Grace

    Oh, yea!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17852281425893274832 Rachel

    It was 6:00pm your time when I first started reading your blog. It is now 10:45pm. I have laughed, cried, prayed and lifted you all up in prayer. (all while sitting here at my desk at work, mind you) And also realized the passion/dream God gave to me in junior high for Africa, for starting an orphanage, for praying for HIS people has been buried for over a decade. Thank you for sharing your journey. God is using you to stir up HIS passion for me.I am so excited to begin my journey. Well, excited isn't even the right word, but I have a feeling you know what I am trying to say.God Bless you and your family.

  • http://shepherdsgrace.wordpress.com/ shepherdsgrace

    whoot, whoot…Thank you, Papa…thank you…keep holding, keep sustaining, keep working on their behalf…we give YOU all the glory…we love You!our prayer request…we are asking for a buyer for our home so that we will become debt free…bigger plans are also unfolding but this is the beginning…thank you for your prayers..~Sarah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00324479985950087358 PegS

    Katie, what a joy it has been to get to know you and your girls, and an honor to pray for you all! In your situation, answered prayers are so obvious!! If you wish, please pray for me and my hubby, emptyl-nesters, who are feeling the dullness of 'this life' and wanting to do more, but we are unsure what! I desire to hear God's voice directing us clearly. Thank you. A poignant verse to me lately, "But remember the former days, when, after enlightenment, you endured a great conflict of sufferings . . . For you showed sympathy . . . . Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised." Hebrews 10: 32,34,35-36. Amen.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01026440301591859320 Rachel

    Yeah!!!! I'll keep praying!

  • Grace

    katie,I don't even know if you'll get this comment. I hope so. We've never met, but I found out about your blog this afternoon, and you've been on my mind all day. You are so inspiring. Seriously, every story and every photo just left me in both awe and anguish. in awe of God who continues to come through for you, but in anguish for the suffering of the children and for the burdens you bear. reading your story has really impacted how I view my own life. In some ways, I hope to be like you, in other ways, it's not my calling. But I'm glad Jesus makes us sisters. This is so beautiful. You are beautiful. Warmly~ Grace. PS You may want to add something to your site on how people like me (college student) can help you.

  • Anonymous

    "When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him" (Proverbs 16: 7). I can't even begin to imagine how pleased the Lord is when he looks at you and sees a heart that breaks for the things that breaks His. Praising Jesus for this gift… we printed out your family picture so we can be praying for you each by name. You can pray that we would see clearly God's plan for how He may choose to expand our family. May we have a heart that is open to hear His calling. Thanking God for you. Michael and Amy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13865476434729958056 Eight Isn’t Enough

    Will continue to pray because I know that God can do all things…thought you might like this quick story….happened to my niece last week….."she and her two daughters were on their way to a homeschool meeting. And while driving daughter forgot her apple at home. She was quite upset because it was to be part of the dessert they were making for the homeschool work. My niece started to pray and ask God to somehow provide an apple for S. She also had no time to stop at the grocery store or they would have been late. So while they were driving, they turned a corner onto the cul-de-sac where they were to meet and an apple from a tree by the neighbours house fell off the branch right in front of her vehicle. Well, she jumped out and grabbed the apple and just started praising God." What a reminder that if God cares about a little girl not bringing an apple,and answers her mothers prayers…. how much more He cares and hears the cries of a mother (you) and your children in Uganda. God is going to do incredible and awesome things with this situation….we truly will stand in awe of His majesty and power. Amen.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02751821297158457562 thefloydigans

    I recently found your blog through a friend, and I LOVE it. You are an incredible godly woman. I will continue to pray for your precious family. God has given me a heart for orphans since I was a little girl myself, and specifically African orphans in the last year. Please pray that God will make clear to me how I can serve and reach orphans for Him. I currently teach kindergarten at a Christian inner city school and love it. My husband is in grad. school for Christian counseling. We are very happy with our life here, but I have such a burden for African orphans. I know that God won't call me to Africa and leave my husband here, so I just want clarity and wisdom on what I can do with this passion God has placed in me. Thanks!!

  • Anonymous

    Katie, I am not surprised but am totally grateful for answered prayers. "God showed up" He is with you, there is no doubt that what you are doing is His work, and His will. Please pray hard for Denny & Vicki. I will continue to pray for you and your precious children, Our Sunday school class is praying each day for you! In His Grip…Brenda

  • Konni

    Still praying! May the Lord's blessings abound to you and your beautiful family. May He continue to renew your strength during this time and keep your heart and mind in His perfect rest and peace. He is faithful in all things and at all times! Continue to trust in Him alone. To God be the glory. Great things He has done. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03746787843582356037 gloria

    Praying, praying praying…..Gloria

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02743053537590176154 Lesley

    Still praying:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07051821102578257785 Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations

    Katie, I have been thinking and praying for you everyday. I am praying that God will supply all your needs and bless you beyond measure. :)Thank you for offering to pray for us… I ask you to pray for peace, joy, a calm spirit to homeschool my children and carry on a 4th pregnancy. I am new at this. :) Tereza

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00186693583436957451 Brittany

    Hey Katie, I was directed to your site by a friend that had come across your blog. I have enjoyed keeping up with you and your family and please know that you are in my prayers! I myself, just turned 20, will be traveling to the Philippines in December and will be staying indefinitely and will be working in an orphanage. I appreciate your willingness to follow God's calling on your life and know that it isn't always easy, but its what we must, as Children of God do, we must go when He calls! You and your family will be in my prayers! God Bless, Brittany

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12781200255390580449 sarah in the woods

    It is so encouraging to hear how God is working there where you are. Being vague here, but will you please pray that God will move our family into the next level of faith and service for Him.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15580486427155411343 KT

    Katie, love praying for youand, since you asked, you can read our blog here and read about our adoption. Celebrate with us as we Praise the Father in welcome home our son.http://hopeforthehollises.blogspot.com/

  • Liz

    Katie, Still praying also. Your faith is so inspiring. Could you please pray for my anxiety. I know it sounds like a minor thing -but it is very debillitating to me. I am very anxious and panicky a lot. And I am alone with my 3 kids – my husband has to work out of state because he can't find a job at home. And we have only seen him 2 times this year. I cry all the time. Life is hard. Thank you so much, I'll keep praying for you too. :)

  • http://lauradodson.typepad.com lauradodson

    when we saw you on our last day in Jinja and you mentioned where you'd been…i knew exactly how unnerving that visit can be. as our family sat in the backyard sipping our coffee, i silently prayed asking the Lord to do what He does best.i am so glad to hear like it is all working out. i wanted to say to you that day so many things, but knew your friends were there encouraging you better than i could. The Lord is never surprised by our circumstances, even though we are at times. He never is. Will continue to pray all gets done decently and in order.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17708457981256134934 Heather Casey

    Wow, I just found your blog today and have spent the last three hours reading it. Amazing! Beautiful! I will definitely be following your posts and praying for your beautiful family. Would you pray for our family as well? My husband and I have been fostering two little girls (ages 2 and 4) for the last year. We are hoping to adopt them. There are a few big court days coming up when the decision to leave them with us or return them to their birth parents will happen. They both suffered horrible things while with the birth parents and are terrified of having to go back. We are begging God to turn the heart of the judge in our (and the girls') favor. We would love to have your prayers joining ours. Thank you for posting your life for all of us to read. It has been encouraging, challenging, heartbreaking and wonderful.

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