Thursday, November 4, 2010

Leaving for Ethiopia TODAY!

In a few short hours, my mom and I will board a big 'ol plane headed for Ethiopia. I am ready! Ready to see what God has in store for me. I am ready for God to show me big, huge things. Ready for the doors of opportunity to swing wide open.  

Yesterday, I had a last minute chinese lunch date with a friend.  Along with our bill, we were served the usual stale fortune cookies.  My family and I like to make up our own fortunes....well because, the ones that are normally written are just plain stupid! As I read my little crumbled slip of paper, I began to sob, right there at the table. 
 "Sometimes traveling to a new place leads to great transformation." Oh, to be transformed into the image of Jesus is something I long for. To see what God's sees, to cry and weep over the things that He weeps over. May this trip serve as a vehicle of great transformation within my heart and life. May it spread into my family, my community, my world. May I be part of the solution for those that are lost and hurting. 

Would you join with me and the vision of Into the Streets of Ethiopia?  Would you cry out to God on behalf of those that we will be serving over the next 11 days? From the airport staff, airline employees and hundreds of precious Ethiopians we will encounter? It is an honor to represent YOU who have given and prayed for this ministry. YOU are a part of this journey!  

I will try to blog and post photos from Ethiopia.  Please continue to pray for my sweet husband, my wonderful children and my dad. They are holding the fort up at home! To those that are helping with my children and their crazy schedules while I am away, THANKS! Without you, this would not be possible.  You are a part of the work God is doing!

A beautiful new friend gave me a new cd last week and the words to this song have blessed me so much. I encourage you to 
download this song at iTunes


Donna Stuart
Have Your way with my heart
Father not my will but Yours
For I know I am chosen and You’re calling me forth
But Father I am frightened
I’m terrified to fail
God of wonders please remind me that You’re here
Cause there is so much more to the story
Father give me eyes to see
As I wade into Your Jordan
Help me walk upon Your seas
I long to cross over to the land You promised me
I feel the weight on my shoulders
LORD make me brave to believe
Tell me where I must go
And Give me Your strength to fight
In this war I’m a soldier
In this war You are light
Father I am willing I trust You with my life
God of Wonders I’m convinced that You are here.
You delivered them from Egypt to the tune of Miriam’s song
You sustained them in the desert all along
So Father help me be like all the faithful before
The souls You reckoned as righteous
cause they believed You are LORD
Love and Blessings, 


  1. oh Kara,

    I know you will recieve what you ask,because you are a vessel willing to be filled.

    love in CHRIST, Kathy

  2. Praying for your trip, your family and the community there. Can't wait to hear what God does. There will need to be a coffee date upon arrival home.

  3. I absolutely cannot wait to read all that God will do through this trip!! Thank you for taking us along with you!