ON MY WAY!!

As I frantically pack and get last minute things ready I have to stop and say THANK YOU. Thank you everyone for being so supportive and loving…I’m blessed beyond belief. Thank you LORD for bringing me to this point in my life and leading me to serve. I’m excited for this epic summer of growth.

First prayer request:
Help my heart be open and prepared to grow and stretch. Help me serve…let me be Your hands and feet.

Contact info while In Kenya

Katrina Myron
PO Box 59322
00200 City Square
Nairobi, Kenya
East Africa

I love you all! See you in two months!!

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Thank YOU!

Hard at work

A big thanks to everyone who helped today and who came by and supported us! We had a good turn out and a pretty awesome time..even got a little bit of a tan.
Two great things I must mention that happened today…
1.) God is so good! He used this opportunity for us to meet an incredible family. I was able to spend some time with them talking about their missions work and their soon to be journey overseas (pray for safety). They were a joy to meet and they blessed our day…I’m not sure they even know how much.. Thank you for taking the time to talk to us and bless our day with your prayer and support. I hope you read this and know you and your family brightened my day!
2.) Following up with that I guess I should mention that I AM FULLY SUPPORTED!!! I have little things here and there that need to be bought, but as far as the amount needed for me to go..God has provided! PRAISE THE LORD (yes, it needed to be said!). THANK YOU everyone for your love and support.

Resting easy tonight…Night

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Finished…

    So awhile back I started this little project…I was in one of my crafty little moods and wanted to combine art with missions work. The ideas were endless! After much brainstorming I was given a great idea by a dear friend. Actually, she didn’t really give it to me as much as I borrowed the idea (with her permission) and switched it up a bit. So with that I started away on my art project.

     Prep and work: First things first…I needed a globe. Not just any globe, but one with a sweet base and I found the perfect  one at my local goodwill (fantastic little place). Next I needed paint, but not just any paint…chalkboard paint. Finally, I  needed ribbon. My equator had a little malfunction and had to be replaced. I finally had all the fixins’ for  my project so  away I went. After much time spent painting, cutting, and ironing I finished it……So you’re wondering what  exactly did I  finish..I finished my prayer request board (well really a world..not board) 🙂

I wanted a reminder of what/who I need to pray for this summer. Let my prayers not just be about preparing me or calming my frantic heart, but about all those involved…everyone from the missionaries there, locals, pilots, drivers, loved ones back home, so on and so forth.  This shall be my reminder..and with time this list will change and when it does so will the writing on the world.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7)

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Bye March..hello April..I mean May

Where have the last 2 months gone?! Feels like only yesterday it was the end of March..wow. So I’m realizing I have not updated NEARLY as much as I would like to on here..and I’m making the conscious effort to change that tonight. Though this update may be brief..it is already after 10 and I still have readings tonight 🙂

So as some of you may already know life has been pretty hectic..I mean I enjoy being busy, but I can’t even remember the last time I was home before 6 and STAYED home. I’ve had little down time and realizing with the end of the school year and trying to figure out last minute things I need done for Africa time is only speeding up.

Speaking of Africa I have currently raised 83% of my needed support!! (YEAH!) God has blessed me with absolutely incredible friends and family!! Thank you EVERYONE who is supporting me…I am so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life. ↑ Thank you, Lord ↑
Also, as of last week Thursday I am clear to leave the country..being that I now have all my necessary shots done with.

As far as the rest of my life goes…it’s going!
God has been doing such amazing things. It’s incredible to see what happens you stop trying to limit a limitless God. I have gone so long trying to know each step or plan out each move..and I’m realizing I’m happiest when I don’t do that haha. I could go on…but for now I shall leave it at that 🙂

Though I will end with this…
I honestly can not express how thankful I am for my friends and family. I know for a fact I would not be where I am at today without them being there for me. Thank you Lord for placing people in my life that have encouraged/inspired me to become the woman I so desire and need to be.

In Christ,
Katrina

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Creation’s Song

Amazing illustration of God’s creativity, imagination, and just straight up awesomeness!
So last night Louie Giglio did this sweet mash-up of the sound two pulsars makes (yes, they do make sounds), a whale, and PSR BO329-54 (another pulsar)…and this is the song that stemmed from it. 🙂

CREATION IS SINGING PSALM 148

Praise the LORD.[a]

Praise the LORD from the heavens;
praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon; 
   praise him, all you shining stars. 
4 Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.

5 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for at his command they were created,
6 and he established them for ever and ever—
he issued a decree that will never pass away.

7 Praise the LORD from the earth, 
   you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, 
8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,
9 you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and women,
old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 And he has raised up for his people a horn,[b]
the praise of all his faithful servants,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.

Praise the LORD.

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Stuff I fancy: Switchfoot-Always

This is the start
This is your heart
This is the day you were born
This is the sun
These are your lungs
This is the day you were born

And I am always yours

These are the scars
Deep in your heart
This is the place you were born
This is the hole
Where most of your soul
Comes ripping out
From the places you’ve been torn

And it is always yours
But I am always yours

Hallelujah!
I’m caving in
Hallelujah!
I’m in love again
Hallelujah!
I’m a wretched man
Hallelujah!
Every breath is a second chance

And it is always yours
And I am always yours

Love you, Lord

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Gardener…

He has promised to meet all our needs according to His glorious riches. Our deepest, most constant need is for His Peace. He has planted Peace in the garden of our hearts, where He lives; but there are weeds growing there too: pride, worry, selfishness, unbelief. He is the Gardener , and He is working to rid our hearts of those weeds. He does His work in various ways. When we sit quietly with Him, He shine the Light of His Presence directly into our hearts. In this heavenly light, peace grows abundantly and weeds shrivel up. He also send trials into our lives. When we trust Him in the midst of trouble, Peace flourishes and weeds die away. Thank Him for troublesome situations; the Peace they can produce far outweighs the trials we endure. (Blessed By A Child)

1 Hear, O LORD, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
2 Guard my life, for I am devoted to you.
– Psalm 86


 

 

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Absolutely FANTASTIC Weekend!

First off I would like to say I am so immensely blessed! God has blessed me with incredible friends and family..so special thanks goes out to Him..:)

So…my weekend in a nutshell (72 hours of fun):

Friday:
One of my absolute favorite people in the world came to town and I got to hang out with her and 6 other lovely ladies. My wonderful friend Kirrin, bride to be, got us all together for an afternoon filled with delicious food (mmm…Irish Nachos) and dress shopping. After countless minutes of trying on dresses I walked away empty handed, but still had an awesome time playing dress up 🙂
Oh..and the fun doesn’t stop there..later that evening I got to catch up with friends and celebrate my friends’ 25th B-day with what I can only describe as a 70s/80s dance party, which if you know me I am a dancing fiend so I was all about showing off my “awesome” moves.

Saturday/Sunday

Alarm: 9 am…time to get rolling!
Meet the girls at 10:30…head off for a quick getaway to Seattle. Spent Saturday afternoon roaming around Public Market    Center and Pike Street in general. Enjoyed the rainy weather (no sarcasm..I actually love the rain). Went  site seeing a    bit…window shopped…and all in all enjoyed getting out of dodge and hanging with friends.

Oh..I mustn’t forget to mention one of best parts of the day…I MEET MY UNCLE AND COUSIN!! 🙂  Two of the sweetest and  most welcoming people I have met! I got to spend part of the evening cruising downtown Seattle and eating ice cream with family while catching up on life…glorious! Our time was cut short do in part to my poor planning (note to self…plan things in advance!).. though I am grateful for the time we had together..it felt like time spent amongst old friends..loved it. Again, thank you Jesus for such wonderful family 🙂

So to sum up the rest of my weekend…we spent the morning part of Sunday roaming around Seattle a little bit more..and the latter part of Sunday driving to Portland where I picked up my car and headed back to Eugene ( total hours spent in a car today 5.5). It’s now 11:49 and I’ve been home for roughly an hour and a half…I’m exhausted but overjoyed. SO much happened this weekend and I hope to expand on it later..but for now I must say goodnight!

God bless..

ps…grammatical errors..I’ll get to em later. my eyes are too heavy to work right now.

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“What is this???…”

Maybe the question some of you are asking yourselves right now and the answer to that question is a website to help me prepare for going to Africa this summer!!! 🙂

Next question “What….??!”

Answer: Yes!! Most of you know..some of you may not, but I’ve in the process of raising support to be apart of the internship with REACH this summer for two months. It’s an amazing opportunity to work with others and spread God’s love. Well here let me elaborate with my support letter…

Dear Friends and Family,

It is with great joy and anticipation that I’m writing to you today. I am writing to share with you about an amazing opportunity that has been presented to me, and would like to offer you an invitation to be a part of it! As you may or may not know, I’ve felt God calling me to serve others overseas for quite some time. As a recent graduate from the University of Oregon with a degree in Family and Human Services, I was excited to utilize my skills in helping others. After months of searching for a job, God blessed me with an opportunity to work for a school assisting children with disabilities. Through my job I have found a passion for working with others, especially children. Over Christmas break I was encouraged by a friend to pursue my desire to serve overseas. I’m blessed and excited to tell you that God has created the opportunity for me to serve Him this summer. From June 2-August 6, I will be serving as an intern in Nairobi, Kenya, through Christian Missionary Fellowship (CMF) International’s REACH internship program.
This summer I will be working alongside 17 individuals, CMF missionaries who are already serving there, and Kenyan nationals to help meet the needs of those living in the Mathare Valley slum outside of Nairobi. The Mathare Valley is one-square mile slum that is home to approximately 800,000 people. In Mathare Valley, poverty is overwhelming for individuals and families and the living conditions are unfathomable. The main focus of our ministry is to show the love of Christ to those in need; CMF does this through Community Health Evangelism (CHE). CHE is a holistic program that not only transforms the lives of people physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. This ministry involves preventative healthcare, vocational training , education, evangelism, and partnering with local churches to reach the people of Mathare Valley. Each day our team will be traveling to the slums to pray with and disciple families, provide HIV/AIDS education, help with community clean- up projects, and work with children attending CMF schools in the slums. Most importantly, we will have the opportunity to share the love and hope that comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
This internship would not be possible without the involvement and support of my friends and family. Right now I am preparing myself for this summer through prayer. One of the greatest ways you can support me is by praying; praying for the people of Nairobi and for God to guide and use our team. Along with this I would like to ask you to consider supporting this ministry financially. The total budget is $5, 781 which includes airfare, meals, lodging, vaccinations, and other ministry expenses while on the field. I truly believe that God is faithful and He always provides through His church, so I’m excited to experience His provision in my life through people like you . If you would like to offer your support through prayer or finances, please click on the Support Your Intern link to the right and know all your gift is tax-deductible. You can also give on-line by going to http://www.cmfi.org/REACH (click on the Support Your Intern icon). I pray that you take the time to consider financially supporting me in this opportunity, and more than anything I appreciate all your prayers!

Soo…if you have any questions please feel free to call or email me. Thanks for checking out the site..I hope you guys find it a useful tool to get to know me as well as support me on this awesome journey!

God Bless!! 🙂

Katrina

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Max Lucado…you amaze me

My devotion for today..I just had to share.

Everyone who is a child of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the word–our faith.
1 John 5:4

     You get impatient with your own life, trying to master a habit or control a sin–and in your frustration begin to wonder where the power of God is. Be patient. God is using today’s difficulties to strengthen you for tomorrow. He is equipping you. The God who makes things grow will help you bear fruit.
     Dwell on the fact that God lives within you. Think about the power that gives you life. The realization that God is dwelling within you may change the places you want to go and the things you want to do today.
     Do what is right this week, whatever it is, whatever comes down the path, whatever problems and dilemmas you face–just do what’s right. Maybe no one else is doing what’s right, but you do what’s right. You be honest. You take a stand. You be true. After all, regardless of what you do, God does what is right: he saves you with his grace.
                                                                                                      -Max Lucado 
                                                                                                           Walking with the Savior

What an incredible way to start the day!

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