2010 years ago, Jesus changed the world.

I bet, if we would let Him, He would do it again today. And EVERY SINGLE DAY.

I would like to invite you to go with me on a journey. Almost exactly 2 and a half years ago I stepped out of my life of comfort to go on a journey with my Savior. I thought I had a pretty good idea of what this journey was going to look like. I HAD NO IDEA. And I am so thankful, because it has indeed been more than all I could have ever asked or imagined. It is a journey in which I learn a little more every day about God’s awesome nature and his extravagant compassion. It is a journey on which I strive each day to give a little more of myself to Him and a little less of myself to, well, myself. I have been opened to ways I never could have imagined to see Jesus’s heart for the poor, and His grief over those who neglect them. I have been shown that the way I was choosing to live my life before this journey was not only intolerable, but impossible for someone who claimed to believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And, for the record, I do. This journey has not only changed my perspective, it has changed my priorities. And the best part is this: it is FAR from over.

Recently I have been blessed to listen to the preachings of a man named David Platt. More accurately, I have been blessed to listen to the preachings of a man named Jesus, read to me in all their truth and might, through my computer screen by a man named David Platt. This man articulates beautifully all the God has opened my heart to in the past 2 and a half years and says everything my heart desires to say. The Truth is bold, in your face, and even frightening. IT IS THE WORD OF GOD.

So here is my request. I am begging and pleading with all of you to take 8 hours out of your life to watch David Platt’s Radical series. (I am pretty sure it is supposed to span over a period of 8 weeks, but if you are like me you are going to want to watch them all back to back in a day!) Then, after you have been completely blown away, I am asking to really pray about and consider leading a small group in the study of these sermonsas well as the Faith works series that goes hand in hand with it. I believe that if we truly listen to and believe and grasp this word, it will change our nation and the world.

There are tools and all the info you need at www.radicalsmallgroups.com and all questions may be directed to radicalsmallgroups@gmail.com

I am excited to watch this spread, these Truths are compelling and life altering … It’s time to put our faith into action!

  • http://cmnb.wordpress.com cmnb

    I began listening to these messages after I read your last post… and I agree… every Christian who claims to know Jesus personally needs to hear these. It's impossible to go back to 'normal' life when confronted with the Word of God as presented.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08084422859566849327 Matthew

    I will definitely check it out!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04224204499056100185 chrisnoelle

    Katie, Thank you for not only setting an example, but living it out for us on paper! (well, the web). I encourage the women to have their men watch this. I had my husband sit with me a few weeks ago to do this series. It is awesome. I think one of Platt's catalysts was Richard Stearns' book , The Hole In Our Gospel. This has changed me, so I buy as many as I can at a time, and give them away. Just like this Radical series will, it spread all through the church! Our Missions team is ignited!!! God never fails to revive us, as we look to see where he is moving!!!!Kisses for you and your sweet girls.Chrissy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01082128174916402570 The Niedermeyers

    I just started reading A Hole in the Gospel by Richard Stearns, president of World Vision. You echo him! Thank you Katie for those words. I will check out your links.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00726415110309137301 Shauna

    My Sis just listened to him this week after you recommended him in the last post – downloaded his audio on itunes. Anyway, she called just freakin' out, it was soo good – I am off the listen now! :) Thanks for sharing!

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

    I have been to David Platt's church when I was visiting family and friends in Birmingham and was truly blessed!I am half way through the 8 part series – it is such an encouragement and confirmation that the path my husband and I are on of giving up everything to follow Him to a place where the gospel isn't prevelent to share His life-saving Word with others is what we're called to do! I hope others are blessed by this series, too. Thanks for sharing it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11586066822993946977 babydoc

    Thank you Katy, Liz – UK

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14288825123132989031 Korbet

    My wife and I wait for each of your posts with eager anticipation. We love you and the work you do, but don't even know you. When you mentioned David Platt recently, we began to listen to his sermons. Jesus continues to rock our world! We praise Him, we praise Him. Thank you, for being faithful!

  • Anonymous

    Katie, David Platt's passion for Jesus and the Word has forever altered my life, too! For others who read these comments and have not yet listened to the series, you must!!! I wept as I sat in the Radical services when they were delivered and I trembled during the Faith Works series. God will completely ruin YOUR life through these messages and replace it with HIS life. It's a radical step of faith, but the best path you will ever choose to take.Be blessed, fellow Believers.Keep living for Him, Katie.Your voice is being heard.Ashley

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14783231546427146842 Lyndsey

    Oooo boy. Almost done the first one. That's some heavy stuff. Definitley speaks the truth though. Thanks for sharing girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05692603062067512190 JD

    Thank you so much for the links — I know what I'm doing tonight, and I know life won't ever be the same afterward.Thank you, for encouraging and inspiring us to seek Him beyond what we are already doing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03430886531273028867 adrian.crawford

    What I enjoyed about Platt's first message was how he focused on Jesus being the end goal, the destination. Not a better life, healing, or even a changed world. I desperately want the nation and world to be changed, but above all we should take Jesus' words seriously to glorify Him, because He alone is worthy. Why is this distinction important? So that if we don't see the change we seek we won't lose heart, because our eyes are fixed on Jesus. I say that without downplaying the amazing growth of the Kingdom of God if all or even a fraction of Christians lived radically in the way of Christ.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11867959604407419737 Katie Grace

    I love David Platt's preaching! :) Can't wait to listen to this series! Thanks! Praying for you and your girls. <3 Katie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03530920615259170825 Beth

    I will watch.Your words have helped me to put my faith into action.I have emailed Gwen and one child at a time, we will be sponsoring and supporting your children, Gods children. As many as we can.Thank you Katie!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02573775042815456503 Kirsten Smith

    Thank you for posting this, Katie. I'll be glued to the computer screen with my husband over the next few evenings watching.Praying for you often from Indiana!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15612712911821488548 Heather Marie

    Katie – thanks so much for stepping out in faith to share your heart about Christ's message (delivered by David Platt) a few days back. I have listened to all eight messages and my heart will never be the same. I have listened to a few with my small sons and am working through these life-altering truths with them. Please pray for me as I seek to share this with all who I know. I am trying, and it's harder than I ever imagined. People are just too busy to care. It breaks my heart.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07877682982361449979 Becca

    Love this post! Going to check out the sermons right now!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08881500017562498377 Beautiful Mess

    We just started listening to that last night! and LOVE it! and I had just posted about it too. SMALL world! BIG GOD!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03715324871432811928 Coral Christine

    Dear Katie, My family has been doing the radical series!!! We started a study group on Friday nights and we all get together and watch it! Truely changed our prespectives!! Thanks for sharing!!All4Christ,Coral

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00121064267830625492 Michael

    Dear Katie, I heard you speak on WMBI last week and have been catching up on your blog…going backwards, I'm back to 11/07. It's amazing to see how God works through you. I can't promise I'll listen to all 8, but I will at least try the first one.

  • Jason Rust

    Just got into the radical series and showing it to the small group this week. It is awesome! thanks for posting

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07632168174118830525 Tonya

    Katie Davis my sister! The most awesome thing about RSGs is that NOW your readers, who have always wondered "WHAT can I do??” have an outlet to discovering their purpose. Your story gripped me and made me ask questions about my life. David Platt's Radical series showed me the truth of the gospel and what being a follower of Christ requires. Then, through your blog comments, I found someone in my area that had created a RSG! I cannot begin to tell you how this has changed my life. It started with a girl who said yes to following Jesus no matter the cost…I would encourage anyone who has in any way been moved by your journey to start a RSG. The Holy Spirit is moving in ways that cannot not be explained with words. Believers are deciding that sittin' a pew is not where it's at! Our hearts are being transformed to line up with His Will and Purpose. We have decided to radically live out the faith we profess. And we are willing to sacrifice and risk everything to accomplish His mission. It started with a girl who said yes to following Jesus no matter the cost…I can't wait to see the fruit of this. The glory of God in Christ! Making disciples of all nations.PS- been thinking so much about your 'cost' this last week, and praying for your broken heart. During our RSG night, Platt quoted someone saying "what God demands, God gives". Amen to that!

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

    Praise the Lord!!! There is not much to say than that!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13533312296097294635 candice

    Thank you for sharing this Katie. I'm listening to the first one right now- challenged by the questions: will we choose comfort or a cross? will we choose maintenance or a mission? will we choose indecisive minds or undivided hearts?~Do I really believe what the Bible says?!Katie, your life demonstrates which of these choices you have made and the road you have taken- in other words: you are BELIEVING God and His word! The Lord has used you to impact so many more than you will ever know. Thank you for being used by Him to challenge us to live radical lives for His glory!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02363654236118724654 The Lambos

    Thanks for passing these along. We have already begun to watch them and are totally blown away!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04478957553698231529 Taylor

    YES! Our faith family is about to finish up the Faith Works series, already finished Radical. David Platt is such a blessing (:

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12372228068864440179 sunny-d

    Thanks for urging us on! I watched the first one from your last post and told several people. I really liked what he said around the 20 minute mark. You'll just have to listen to know! :) I guess I'll have to watch the rest now. Thanks, KT!

  • sb

    I am new follower of your blog, I actually read the whole thing last week. Sunday I wasn't able to drive to church so I listened to one of those sermons. I'm actually from Birmingham, and David Platt is amazing. Since Sunday when I heard that sermon, I've been really praying over what my role is. Today I read Matthew 25:31-46, and again, I am struck. What is my role? How am I supposed to live this out? Thanks for posting what you did. Its given me a lot to think about. I am definitely going to listen to the rest of those sermons. I am really being challenged.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18319163526335686422 The Boyds

    Katie, I love this post. We all desperately need to hear & live these sermons by David Platt! My wife and I feel a deep connection to your post. In 12/2008 I read Francis Chan's book "Crazy Love" which is a book that deals with what it means to be a true follower/disciple of Christ, including how this relates to the way we live & how we relate to others in this world who are suffering in varying ways. That book marked an awakening for me, & from that point on I started reading all I could from men I considered to be sound teachers on the subject of mercy ministry, social justice, or whatever you want to call it. As I sought out further teaching on this subject, I came across on one of my favorite blogs a link to David Platt's "Radical" series of sermons. My wife & I listened to all these sermons for the first time in April 2009, & we just ate them up & our world was rocked! They impacted our life very significantly in the way we think & the way we live (we're still making radical changes). My wife & I, at that point, were driving 60 miles one-way to a church that is doctrinally sound that was in the same city as the one Platt pastors. The more I read books and listened to sermons like David Platt's, & from men like John Piper, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan and many others, the more concerned I became because I started to see that a "huge blind spot" was being addressed by these men, and others were just not getting it or dealing with it- much like Christians were once oblivious to the evil of slavery in America and elsewhere. I was also discontent, because I badly wanted to see lived out what I read in my Bible- people forsaking the "good American life" so they could love, live and give more sacrificially, & people really loving others in & out of the body of Christ & giving up their lives to follow Christ, like you have. In short, I wanted to see faith working like & how the book of James says it should. I also desired to see people passionately concerned with the suffering in the world, as God says we should be and as Jesus demonstrated. And, most importantly, I wanted to see Christians who had a passion for the Great Commission- the spread of the Gospel all over the world & laying down their lives and fortunes to do so. I saw it as an area of greatly needed reform in my life, in the evangelical church as a whole, & also among the camp I'm a member of- those who are "reformed", which all these men I listed are & excellent examples of what it means to be sound in theology & practice. As important as doctrine is (see Joshua Harris' "Dug Down Deep" & Wayne Grudem's "Systematic Theology"), it is no good unless it is put into practice (as James say's, "faith without works is dead"). David Platt is a prophet for our particular time in the American church & the way he is leading the Church at Brook Hills where he pastors is amazing, which my wife & I ended up joining last Fall. The things going on at the Church at Brook Hills under David Platt's leadership never cease to amaze me (see The Radical Experiment on the church website).- continued>

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18319163526335686422 The Boyds

    In his sermon series, "Radical", Platt addresses 4 big problem areas in the modern evangelical church, especially in America: 1) What does it mean to be a follower of Christ/Christian (the American church for the most part has lost this), 2) Once we're followers of Christ, then how should we relate to the poor; suffering; orphan; widow; people dying in our world due to lack of clean water, food, medicine, shelter, preventable disease; & wicked movements in our world like slavery and sex trafficking, etc, 3) Is the pursuit of the "good American life" consistent with the teaching of the Bible and what does this have to do with us being followers of Christ. What does the Bible say about our money & possessions, and how these relate to how we live, & the connection to the way & how much we give? 4) Missions- both here in the U.S. & abroad- the spread of the Gospel & the desperate need for our time and resources to go into this divine endeavor. (The American church has totally fumbled the ball here also & has lost the call of the Great Commission. We're putting our money into pursuing the good American life & are not laying up treasure in Heaven by putting our money into advancing God's kingdom. It is absolutely wrong how little money is going to missions- in the SBC – something like 2 cents for every $100 given! & most only tithe 2% or less!).-continued->

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18319163526335686422 The Boyds

    From everything I've read, but mostly from just thinking through what God's Word has to say about these things, I think it is very challenging to live the Christian life in America, where we can live our safe, comfortable, middle-class, stay away from those who are undesirable & not like us (& who are dirty and smell bad), do as we like life. It's in our culture- in our entertainment and it's what we're taught and is therefore deeply seated in the way we think. It's how we live, & it's antithetical to the way we're called to live as followers of Christ! We're in the same boat as the Israelites in the O.T., it's just different idols our hands & hearts are grabbing after and clinging to- & God is not pleased! Platt points out in one of the sermons, citing an OT text I believe in Isaiah, that one of the major reasons for the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah was because of their negligence of the poor, widow, and orphan. That is an indictment on the American church! I believe that we as believers have to realize what God's Word says about all this, humble ourselves, repent, & in the power of the Holy Spirit, change the way we think & live. My wife and I feel like we would be relieved just to get away from our American life to somewhere like Ethiopia or Uganda where we learn to be dependent on God everyday, instead of the self-sufficiency we suffer with (& the Bible warns us about) because we are rich Americans (if you're an American you're the rich the Bible talks about & considering what it say's that is scary!). Also, somewhere where we can encounter daily the "least of these"- poor, needy, desperate, fatherless, sick, humble people we can love and serve. People, who Matthew 25 says to take care of, is to take care of Jesus! Katie, thanks for posting this. I have, with every chance I get, told others about these life-changing "Radical" sermons. It really makes me glad to see all of your readers made aware of them, & not just them, but also the applicable James sermons, which are just as good, & resulted in "The Radical Experiment". Just to let you know, David Platt's "Radical" sermons are coming out in book form in May called, "Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream", published by Multnomah Books. (Katie, my wife and I would be happy to send you a copy if you'd like, just tell us how. We would like to send you a care package also). Also, the next "Secret Church" at Brook Hills on April 30 will deal with this topic and is called "The Gospel, Possessions, and Prosperity", which will be able to be downloaded shortly after. Thanks for this post Katie! My wife & I love you and pray for you, your children, & ministry regularly! May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, & God our Father, who loved us & gave us eternal comfort & good hope through grace, comfort your heart & establish it in every good work & word!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04989587338864674079 love

    so excited to watch it. and i'm sending the link to my husband (our small group leader!) right now!thanks, katie. i'm so thankful for you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13251699587621835032 Jim and April

    i listened to the first one and WOW…cannot wait to go listen to the rest! Thanks for telling us about him katie!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01869035712787452427 Jason

    I took Dr. Platt for an Evangelism class in seminary and he is a very gifted teacher. Thank you for sharing your heart with us on the blog. I am a church planter in Chattanooga and was told by a mutual friend to check it out. I quoted a portion of your Feb 11th post in my sermons last Sunday in conjunction with preaching Luke 14 and Genesis 22. I am praying for you and hope to see our church partner with your ministry in the near future

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17954970320908039754 Emily Cannington

    Katie,I have read your blog for some time, but today you hit very close to my home. I live in Birmingham and am very familiar with Brookhills. I have always viewed this church from a negative perspective because of some of the judgments I have encountered from people that are members there. I have now watched most of the first sermon and have been blown away! I am going to personally pass this post on to others so that their eyes might be opened too! Thank you for continuously inspiring me to be mindful of Jesus and bringing him into my daily life. You have changed the lives of so many people, and I am grateful to say mine as well. With love, Emily

  • Lesley G

    Thank you so much Katie. I read your blog reguarly, and love to see what God is doing through you. I have been watching the radical series over the last few months, and have had the honor to hear David Platt preach at the university where my husband teaches, on these very topics…if you are a follower of Jesus and listen to them, you will not be the same. I love your heart, and I love orphans…thank you for what you are doing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01993176854213777394 abbie kay

    I saw the link for the Radical series in another one of your posts, thanks for putting that out there, I am really loving the series!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05297647306682832014 Jon Jon Wesolowski

    Jesus Does radically change the world every single day.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09544925837445850268 Lolly Caruana

    the Lord told me to check your blog last tuesday night, after i had turned out the lights and gone upstairs to bed…i thought to pray for you. i blew it off, thinking, no, she probably hasn't updated it recently, plus, Lord, You already told me to turn off my computer and go to bed…and yet i couldn't shake His prompting…go read it. i checked it, and as the Lord had said, the latest didn't have anything to do with your pet monkey. i watched the first radical video and spent the next day in tears. in my weak, infant faith, the Lord is meeting with me. may my journey be as glorious as yours. thank you for boldly inviting me along. i love you for that.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13833158283114258037 Tiffygator

    Katie,I can't express to you how you have changed my life. I know God placed your blog in my life to show me the reason he has been whispering "Africa" to me these past several years. I watched the first of David's sermons and my husband found me in our living room crying because we have SO MUCH in comparison to so many. The short version of my story is we are now pursuing an Ethiopian adoption. Thank you so much for all you do and the words you write in this blog that have opened my eyes and changed my heart forever!-Tiffany

  • Anonymous

    I have one left to listen to. I have been following your blog for a few weeks now and found his link last week. You are so right. I can not get enough. I have a husband and 3 girls that have been very patient with me as I have had earphones on everyday listening to these sermons. I am sad that tomorrow I will listen to the last one. I am sure I could listen again and grasp more each time. I am going to ask my husband about leading this is small groups. I want to share it with everyone I know. I am so challenged! Praying about what to do with all of this now. THANKS so much for sharing this! I so enjoy your blog as we have adopted a 6 year old from china and are in the process now for a 12 year old girl. We have 2 girls biologically. Partial to girls here too. Love seeing all of your precious girls here on your blog. May God continue to bless you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14216697845934961718 andrew

    Great recommendation Katie. You are doing so much good through this blog!! May you continue to live by the Spirit each day because as you said in your post about your journey (and mine): it is FAR from over!I have just finished listening to the Radical series and look forward to getting together a small group to work through them together.I hope to see you in June if you are around when Seggy Hannington takes a group to Uganda.

  • Anonymous

    Katie, I am 15 years old and have been reading your post for a couple months know! I have also started listening to David platt. I just want to say, reading your post has changed my life, because of you I am know more open to what God wants me to do after High school, and I'm pretty sure that consists of going to Africa and living out his love! Your are in my prayers constantly.Brooke~

  • http://www.pattilacy.com/blog patti

    Okay. You have moved me to check 'em out!Thanks.Patti

  • Anonymous

    I'm a member of Brookhills and I have the privilege to hear David Platt speak every Sunday. Something he said this past Sunday really resonated. "Do you desire the promises of God more than you desire his presence?"Having been at Brookhills before David arrived and seeing the change that has occurred I can emphatically state the what is going on is an out working for a desire for God's presence. Many people want to hold up David or hold up The Radical Experiment and focus on that. The only reason we are able to do what we are doing is because we desire God's presence and seek to glorify Him and follow His commands.So let me challenge you. Start with the Word. Start with a sincere desire to know God and glorify Him. Be like Moses, who had been to the top of the mountain and seen God's glory and yet cried out to God that he would see Him even more.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16430515717490918481 Rebekah

    We are working our way through them! I agree I am trying to get everyone I know to listen to them too!

  • Carolyn

    This is the third time in two weeks I have been directed to this sermon series. The Holy Spirit is working mightily through these words!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12546288621924817904 Kristy

    After listening to the first one you suggested, my husband and I had to listen to the entire series! We have begun to share it with our friends, posted it on my blog and facebook and like you hope this is catching and life changing for many!!! Living God's word, unhindered and as He intended is a blessing I don't want to miss! Thanks for allowing Christ to use you to point us directly to His heart and will for our lives!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08562044773061891423 ASH

    Thank you for sharing these…I was so challenged by your last post and then the message of his you linked to that I started this:www.faithdare.blogspot.comAnd I'm looking forward to incorporating his messages (Jesus' message…) into my project. Thank you for allowing God to use you to make us uncomfortable…because Jesus didn't call us to comfortable, and yet I think a lot of us live like He did… It's about time we examine the cost.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15732786965977163590 mholt90

    I live in Birmingham and go to a church a mile down the road from David's and every chance I get I go listen to him he is so amazing. luckily I am coming to Uganda this summer for a two month mission trip. I hope everything is going well for you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18398650125200338008 Marisa

    The girls I meet with for Bible study are just getting ready to finish the guide we've been using. I'm going to suggest to them that we do this series together. Even if we end up choosing to go another route I'm going to do it- one way or the other.

  • http://barrywallace.wordpress.com barrywallace

    You've received a very encouraging response to your challenge. I had bookmarked that series a few weeks ago, intending to watch it. Facing the cost of discipleship has been weighing on my heart recently. Thanks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03865930956809915812 The Beaver Bunch

    My husband and I LOVE David Platt and the truth he speaks about God's word.It has challenged us in SO MANY ways and we are making some dramatic changes in our life so that we can fully seek out God's desires for our family.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08751406235805767248 Melody

    Katie…I noticed that the series notes are dated 08'….putting it about the time you began your journey. I was curious if you heard this before you left and if this was influential in your mission. Or if it just echos what you are already doing. Either way, really amazing. I am committing to listening to the entire series. Thank you for passing it along.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00766781480171618998 Summers

    thanks for sharing the link! I just discovered your blog and I am amazed! God Bless!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00121064267830625492 Michael

    Ok Katie, you're right about the Platt sermons. Im up to number 5, and I'm going to listen again before I go to work this am. Thank you for what you're doing and for your blog.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12826271371136998634 Roger Bachman

    I also agree with what is being taught through David, so true. I only hope and pray that more so called Christians would accept what is being taught and not ignore it. I pray America would turn fully to God, repent and turn from materialism. Thanks for sharing Katie, stay strong in the Lord. I would like to see the work going on in Uganda in person, and maybe meet you some day. Blessings, Roger

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04672700321346330620 nmetzler

    Am excited to listen to this series!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13963931911436397173 miss mary

    I would love to listen to these sermons and see what everyone is so excited about, but with dial up it just can't be done. Thanks for the link though, maybe someday.Hugs

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08463293417261661421 Jacqulin

    Hi Katie, My name is Jacqulin. I am 11 years old and I am in 6th grade. I go to ClearView Baptist Church in Franklin,TN. Our bible study today ( 2-28-10) was about you and how your journey is and how God has called you to do things.I know this is a lot to ask but if you don't mind could you just please send my 6th grade sunday school class an email through my email (runnjsms1998@gmail.com) just telling us hi and a little about your journey. Thanks for all you do!!!~Jacqulin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07916941816807199477 Kati

    Katie, I've never commented before but we are in full support of your ministry. Just thought I'd pass along a thing we have just started… Praying it helps! http://ourgloriousdays.blogspot.com/2010/03/even-if-its-just-for-free-stuff.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11028553020230941953 Taryn

    Visiting from Kelly's Korner, though I have actually been a reader of your blog for awhile! You are so inspiring, and you are a hero to SO SO many. Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18370959761026078454 The Monsarrats

    my husband and i and some of our friends LOVE how the Lord speaks through DP! we've listened to the radical series several times and the faith works series also! good stuff that is for sure life changing and heart changing! jennifer monsarrat

  • Anonymous

    Katie, I just want to say and re-iterate that you have literally rocked my world and I will never ever ever ever ever again be ok with living comfortably. I yearn for God to break me for his will. You have gave my heart a makeover and clearly God is speaking right through you. You are an obedient woman of God and being your same age I know the thoughts, what-ifs? that go through your head daily. I know the heartache of leaving your family thousands of miles away. -Carley Frazer

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15955682726148579441 Christie

    Katie,I ran across your site tonight and read your first post…I totally agree that David Platt's series definately puts a different spin on our "comfortable Christianity" and the world we live in today.My husband and I were in Birmingham and heard David preach part of this series…he is a dynamic speaker and blessed by God.I look forward to reading through your blog and getting to know you better.Praying for you,Christie http://satisfactionthroughchrist.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15692986098907924480 LKLD

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    thank you for your heart and for the earth shaking movement you are making on the other side of the world through your compassion and sacrifices as you count the cost…Christ's love shines through your story! i am so blessed to have been directed to your blog, your example of real-life discipleship is inspirational and life-changing. i give God praise for the ways He is using you in so many people's lives that you will probably never even meet. HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD, HE REIGNS! i look forward to the day the Lord leads me in His perfect path and timing to full-time ministry in Africa…until that day I will devote my prayers towards those who are actively reaching the poor, the orphaned, the widowed and hopeless through the love of Christ! keep it up girl!!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01192054548586072339 AmyLou

    Loving the RADICAL series. Thank you for "refreshing the hearts of the saints!"

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    You "refresh the hearts of the saints". Thank you for your encouragment and living the life that Christ calls belivers to. I am so loving the RADICAL series and live here in Bham Al and was thrilled to hear it was a local pastor. Prayers your way!

  • Mike, London

    Dear Katie, Thank you so much – not only for sharing the amazing life God has given you, but for your obedience to His word. As I listen to David Platt, I am challenged to my very core. My fear is that I will react like the rich young man and sink back into comfort. I pray that I don't. Your words, Platt's words, Jesus' words in His word… they all point in the same direction.When you take time to read these comments with your girls, please pray that we who are challenged will be obedient to Jesus' commands. I join you in your prayer that this becomes a great wave of faith and works, spreading throughout human kind.God bless you!

  • Emily

    Wow, Katie! I'm an event planner in KY and met David Platt at an adoption conference we hosted here a few days after this post was written. Since then, I was able to get my hands on an advanced copy of his book "Radical" coming out in May. A friend posted a link to your blog on Facebook, and well – here I am! Thanks for writing about the work that you're doing…and for keeping the dream alive in me to live with radical abandon in pursuit of our Savior!

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