Thursday, February 20, 2014

praying for hope.

my sister texted me last night.
"did you hear about misty - the girl on staff with CRU in SLO?"
no. i had not heard. so she told me to google her name and read her blog.

for the next hour, i sat on the couch sobbing.
like a sob from the depths of my soul because i just could not believe anything this girl was saying.
i briefly knew her from my days on staff with CRU. i vaguely remember meeting her at conferences.
but pains me to even think about it.

her house has been infested with toxic mold for years.
she lost three babies because of it.
they lost every possession because of it.
they lost all their money, they lost all their love letters, they lost their home and their cars and their socks.

i sat on my couch trying to explain to scott why i was so upset.
the words wouldn't even come out. i couldn't stop crying for this family.
i just feel this urge to do something. to help in some way.
i'm not sure how yet.
but i know that we cannot just sit on the other side of the computer reading a blog post that is that devastating.
there's gotta be something we can do.

last night she wrote about hope in things we cannot see.

and i know that as a Believer in Jesus, we have hope in something we never see.
my heart aches for this family. for all they have endured, for all they still have to endure.
for all they have lost. 
i cannot stop thinking about it.
but i have HOPE that Jesus will bring healing to this situation.
that he will remove them from such darkness and bring them into light.

i am trying to think of how i can help this sweet family, but until i figure it out, i am just going to pray.
will you join me in praying too? and spread the word.
this family needs our prayers. and our hope.

please read her story here.
and read about their hope here.
and here is a way to financially help. 


  1. Thank you for sharing about them! They are sweet friends of ours. In all of this, there is no question that their family loves Jesus most.

  2. Hi Katy,

    I'm friends with Kristy and have read your blog for months now, as I just love following your adorable family and your shop! I went to Cal Poly and know Misty and Reid from Crusade and wanted to let you know that some friends of theirs started a fund to raise money to help offset all their costs, and help them rebuild their lives. The amount of money raised in just the past 24 hours is incredible and such a testament to God's provision. Just wanted to provide you with a tangible way to help this family :)


  3. I want to help because she has hope.


  4. I am praying! And I want to help because she has hope.


  5. I read their story just a few days ago as well. It broke my heart. I've been praying alongside you and will continue to do so.

  6. Katy, I am so glad you are doing something for this family! My heart broke much like yours as I read their story! I can donate a quilt to auction if you want. Let me know.

  7. I'm so thankful you shared their story. So we can all love on them. You are such a gem Katy. Love you.

  8. This so heartbreaking praying for this family!


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