April 19, 2016: Well guys, it’s happening. I’m headed to Asia. A continent I have yet to step foot on, but boy am I excited to experience their side of the Earth.
I’m headed out June 5 with 30 hours of travel to meet the beautiful country and culture of Nepal. Illuminate Nations is heading up the trip and I’m stoked to come along and experience this place with them. Our mission while there is to share the gospel of Jesus to unreached villages, meaning lots of hiking.
Prayers are most heavily needed. We will be facing opposition, warfare, and hardship – but our God is good & we have no need to fear. Thank you for going on these adventures with me FAM!
June 5, 2016: THE BEGINNING | NEPAL | Watch here: https://youtu.be/YjjFSKpYxAU
“The great Pioneers all had ‘inverted homesickness’ this passion to call that country their home which was most in need of the Gospel. In this passion all other passions died before this vision all other visions faded this call drowned all other voices. They were the pioneers of the Kingdom, the forelopers of God, eager to cross the border-marches and discover new lands or win new-empires.” // S. Zwemer
June 13, 2016: This place, this culture, these people, have given me a whole new view on hospitality. I thank God for these beautiful loving people who have lost much in the earthquake, yet continue to pour out all that they have on others.
June 14, 2016: I remember being quite young when I realized I didn’t want to live an ordinary life. I knew there had to be something more than the mundane schedules and routines. I believe it was something God weaved into me before I was born. To do things differently for Him.
After surrendering my life to Jesus I clearly remember saying, “God I want to follow you, but I don’t know how.” And I reminded Him, “I don’t want to live an ordinary life.” It was in this willingness He began to show me what living for Him looks like. And here is what I found, I wasn’t living before I knew Him. To the One who made the Heavens and Earth, I asked for a life of adventure.
Of course, He answered with a larger calling than I could have ever dreamed myself.
Little did I know that meant going to the ends of the Earth to share His love.
“But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” -Exodus 9:16
One big dream after another led to this.
I grew up riding my bike to the Public Library to hear a volunteer read the latest children’s book and I can remember clear as day thinking, “I want to do this one day…”
Fast forward over ten years, a passion for filmmaking, loving like Christ, helping others find their purpose, and using creativity for the Kingdom is my daily purposeful pursuit.
Quickly my oversized dreams started to become reality and I looked back on my childhood dream of storytelling, but on a much larger adventure filled scale and that brings us to now.
God brings a team of World Changers, Nation Shakers, Mountain Climbers, Kingdom Creatives, and Village Trekkers together. All meeting from different parts of the world through different forms – people, social media, trips to the Nations – whatever it took, God got us together.
We embark on the greatest story telling adventure of a lifetime – trusting God will make this reality.
WE GO AFTER THE CALL, WALK IN OUR INHERITANCE, & LIVE THE MISSION.
July 13, 2016: I started slapping strings on a guitar when I was around 4 years old at a music store while my brother took piano lessons.
Then around 8, I’d ask my Mom if I could play her songs I had written. I’d sit on her bed, with no song pre-written just singing what came to mind, most the time they made no sense.
Now, I’m almost 20 years old and singing out my heart to the Lord is one of my favorite things to do.
It keeps me grounded – in perfect Love.
So, I have decided to release a 4 song EP titled Quenched.
The songs were written in a raw state of being with the Lord, so I’d be lying to say Im not scared to share it with the world, but I pray it blesses you all and draws you near His heart.
I’m selling it for $5 (Download Here) to help raise finances for missions. After I finish my time here in Seattle, I’ll be headed back to Nepal for a month to tell stories through filmmaking of the children homes there.
I’ll be going to tell the story of two men named Sher and Lila, plus a woman named Sanga, who all separately run a Children’s Home. (3 homes in total) All in different spots of Nepal – they all grew up in Children’s homes which brought them to Christ and now bring orphans into a family of Christ and raise them up! It’s beautiful!
Your support means the world to me. Thank you support family.
You all rock – keep running after God’s heart.
To support Katelyn, her company, and her trip, please visit: http://www.purposevisuals.com/sendus/
Watch more videos from her 1st trip to Nepal here:
This is the Day | Nepal Series