Before leaving for Master’s Commission, on September 21, 2005, Katie wrote the following:
This is my hot pursuit for you, God. You pursued me for so long. Now it’s my turn to pursue you in the hopes that I might find you, though you are not far from any one of us. Now may my heart’s desire be only for you, God. You are all that matters. Help me to put aside any distractions. Help me to seek you first, and everything else will be added, instead of doing it the other way around.
Help me to have a heart more for other people than myself and to encourage others the way they have encouraged me. Help me to know how you always answer my prayers. Prepare my heart, God. Keep my attitudes in check. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
I can’t wait to spend eternity with you. Please help me to put everything in perspective. You are all that matters. You are all I want. You love me so much and care about me and it is good. I’m yours for the rest of my life as long as you give me breath. Give me the strength to take up my cross every day.
Love, Your child, Katie
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