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Saturday, January 24, 2009

KATIE IS HOME !!!!!

CLICK HERE ... You have got to go read Katie's first post from Uganda ... My heart just burst w/ love for her, for what she is doing, for her kids, and the way God is using her ... She TRULY GETS IT ... She is doing, acting, and loving on these children who had no hope ... She brought them the hope of Christ and now they in turn are loving others and showing people in Uganda hope and Christ ...

I am overwhelmed w/ how truly RICH they are ... I look around at my world at times and the things I stress over, let consume my mind, or even worry about and it makes me ashamed ... I am wanting in 2009 to stay in the moment w/ the Lord and to make a difference in His name ... I want to love deeper, be burdned for those who are hurting, take action on weekly basis to give someone hope, and to help my children see why God has us here !!!!

Katie, you are beyond dear to me ... You are part of my heart ... I am adopting you as my little sister ... I will walk w/ you as long as you journey and then some ... You have changed my life and I "LUFFA" you so so so much !!!!

If anyone has questions on how to help Katie's ministry please feel free to email me s.oatsvall@comcast.net ... As a volunteer, boardmember, and supporter of Amazima I would be honored to help you HELP THE KIDS OF UGANDA ... Ex. would be to sponsor a child for $300.00 a year, buy a chicken for a family so they can have protein in their diet $10.00/$25.00, purchase paper necklace supplies to help a woman support her family by making jewelry $10.00, purchase a pillow for a child in the program and more ... At Christmas this year Amazima gave each child their very own blanket !!!! I wish I could have seen their faces as they received this gift ...

Please everyone who reads my blog pray for Amazima Ministry, Pray for Katie, Pray for her girls, and pray for the 202 children in her care ... PRAYER MAKES A DIFFERNCE ...

Love to you all ...

Side Note: Lola Belle has captured many hearts and it is understandable ... She has a spirit about her that draws you in ... She may get her new home this coming week ... Please pray for all of us involved ...

15 kind words.:

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Oh, to live in the moment with the LORD!
Thank you for sharing Amazima,
Robbie

Kelly said...

Praying for you my dear sweet friend. Love you.

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

So glad she made it over to post. Katie claarly GETS IT! Poweful story about her kiddos taking care of the other kiddos. Oh how my heart was blessed reading that story. Amen to acting NOW!

how I love that girl and how she loves HIS children, our children.


give Lola a hug from me!

hugs~
:)
Amie

Kristy said...

Gosh Gwen what a blessing this beautiful girl is to this world. Tell her thank you from us for doing what she does. I love to see the work that our Father does in young men and women. It is amazing to me.

Love, Kristy

amy said...

praying for you, your friend and all involved

Kelly, Mom to the Putty's said...

What an unbelievable blessing you have been to Katie and this ministry. You and Suzanne get it as well. Way to go for jumping on board as you have and sowing into someone elses needs as you still wait for your precious two from ET. The Lord used you mightily and you will be blessed as well. Her post is amazing.

thislifeunfolded said...

hey!

i've been following katie's blog for a while, and found your site after reading her last post... i have been praying for these precious children, but i was actually wondering if there was anyway i could get a list of the names of these 202 (yay!!) kiddos (or at least some of them?) so i can be praying for them by name. i TOTALLY understand if that can't be done...if it's not something YOU personally have the ability to do or if it's not a smart idea for safety reasons or whatever. :) but i just thought it was worth asking! thanks!:)
(my email address is squeakyduck06@sbcglobal.net)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Katie is truly amazing..
My heart goes out to all who are blessed by Lola Belle...
Hugs to you girly..
Love ya..
Your blanket is almost ready for Abigail and Joseph.. my mom just has to put the ribbon in....
I am sooo ready for your book..
HUGS....

Leigh Ann said...

She is truly amazing!!!

Will be thinking of everyone involved this week with precious Lola...I am so glad that I got to hold her - what an amazing role you play in these little ones lifes!

Love ya bunches! Looking for my endorsement to be signed by the Commanding Officer this week...they are saying I should be home by the end of March!!!!!

redmaryjanes said...

I am good at raising supplies, so let me know what I can do if you all decide to do something like that.

Brenda said...

What a great post Gwen..I was completely drawn in by your statement ..of wanting to be burdened by those hurting...I feel those words and I'm living them, although, many don't get it for what it truely is...but with continued repetition of that in our lives...people do change :) YOU, are on a roll!!

redmaryjanes said...

Just let me know. I'm doing the Starfish supply raiser again in February and would love to do something for your group in early March.

Kristi J said...

yeah!!! so glad Katie is back home with her children!!! so great!! I'm going to read her blog now!! ARE you bringing LB by in the AM?? hope so, kj

Joelswife said...

Praying for Katie and her ministry.
Send Lola Belle to our house :) We have been waiting for our agency to send a little sister for Isabella :)

redeemedintohope said...

hope to see you this wednesday. i keep checking her blog like a mad woman! just sold a book so thats a little money going towards the big dream. luffa you and my sweet emily girl more and more