Katie has been a PALS with Heartland International Ministries since she graduated from high school. That’s when she left for India and spent 6 months at an orphanage that H.I.M. helps support. When she returned home, she felt God tugging at her to go to nursing school. By 2016 she was a licensed RN. She then sensed another tug to be trained as a midwife. She spent a year at the Birth Attendant School with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Perth Australia.
In September of 2019, Katie started a 6 month journey as a staff member for Compassion Discipleship Training School. She spent 3 months in south France teaching the gospel and basic healthcare. Her students learned about nutrition, diabetes, first aid, pharmacology and how to take vital signs and CPR. She spent the early part of the year writing a workbook that went along with each lesson. The following 3 months were spent doing outreach with her students in Guatemala. They were involved with several medical and dental clinics and gave countless healthcare gospel teachings in all sorts of settings. The group also gave many human traffic awareness training's to high school students and others. Katie and the group held children’s ministries, preached at youth groups, fed the homeless, visited homes for the elderly, visited children in hospitals and baked Christmas cookies to give out to people living at the dump!
Katie has a heart for every nation, just as God does. When asked about her vision or calling, she said, “I am called to nurture and heal, not only physically but spiritually. I’m called to help bring freedom to people’s lives and bring revival to the nations”.
So what is next for Katie? She has been called to start a pregnancy crisis center in Mexico! She will be leaving in October and will be located in the center of the country, approximately 5 hours north of Mexico City. A missionary friend in Mexico, with Brilla Life Ministries, contacted Katie about the idea. At the beginning she thought that this was way beyond anything she could do. She struggled with the idea but eventually threw fear, doubts and her comfort zone out the window and took a leap with God to go to Mexico.
The heart behind the center is to create a safe place for women from poor communities to come and get support, basic healthcare education, education about pregnancy and newborns, prayer and encouragement. She is currently volunteering at a pregnancy crisis center near her hometown to learn all she can about starting a center. She is also gathering supplies, equipment and donations for the center.
“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them”