If we've never met, I know when I visit a new website I want to know who I am reading about! So before we jump in, first let me introduce ourselves. My name is Katie and I have been married to Branden for 16 years. Together we are raising our 3 daughters; 6 year old twins and 17 month old. I have written on my blog for the last 12 years.. it contains more of our story- from infertility- walking through grief- being in ministry and then walking away from it- raising 3 miracles, and living in seasons of faith, if you want to head over there to read more.
I've thought of all the ways I would start this crazy faith-story, the story of God calling us from Washington to Florida... but no starting point seems fitting. How do I condense a lifelong God-story into a short paragraph? The weavings of God's fingerprints would take a book, which speaks to how detailed He is in our lives. So rather than handing you the chapter-book version, here is the brief overview.
A week after I had our last miracle babe Kezia in February 2020, I found myself in the hospital, close to losing my life. The day I walked out of the hospital with my gratitude for my life and my one week baby I walked out different than the girl who walked in. As if living in a hospital for a week wasn't traumatic enough, 2 weeks later Covid would hit and the world would go into lockdown. With a fresh shaking of death grasping to take me and now the world-shaking Covid experience, I was surrendered to God like never before. A deeper hunger for prayer and God's presence grew in my bones which would become the catalyst for the Lord to speak in vivid ways. By end of Summer I was suspicious that God was preparing me for something and by early fall of 2020 I knew God was up to something bigger than I could dream... I began prepping my husband of an angst that was stirring. I couldn't pinpoint the exact mission God had for us, but He was preparing my heart through words, dreams, and visions that we were going to be called to something, somewhere. For the last 17 months God had me in a place of expectancy.
I remember in January 2021 God laying on my heart this is a season to GO, but it wasn't until early Spring a detailed/plan of what and where God was calling our family to was revealed. We have prayed, sought wisdom, tested this and we believe this journey has been one of deep FAITH and choosing to believe the Lord has a new season ahead for us and His followers... even when everything in the physical realm doesn't point to that hope in America.
Jesus is our only Hope. He is the GOOD NEWS! And for those of us in America, a Revival, especially for this next generation is the only way forward. I feel burdened to share the Good News by leading the next generation and ultimately leaving a legacy for my children by living in faith and courage.
We really believe God is asking our family to sojourn 2,544 miles from Spokane, Washington to the Florida Panhandle and along the way call forth others to join in on what God might be doing in the next season ahead.
It’s easy to forget, but where it seems darkest, it’s also the lightest.
Where is seems the bleakest, it’s the most hopeful time!
Where fearfulness is normal- it’s the time to live most fearlessly!
Where we see the grips of anxiety robbing life- we have the chance to witness souls set free!
Where we see the most chains shackling souls, it’s time to hear the harvest of chains falling to the ground.
I believe we are living in a unique moment in history and in the Church. May we be ready and expectant for such a time as this.
If you'd like to hear more information on what we will be doing, please contact me below!