This week we will be saying goodbye to our dear friend, Katie Connor. Over the past three and half years, Katie has been an integral part of Surfers Church, fulfilling many different roles, but most notable helping run the youth group “Jesus Saves” on Saturday nights.
While we are sad to see Katie leave, we know there are exciting things waiting for her as she moves to the big island to learn how to be a midwife. She will be working with an organization called “Go Midwife” which helps train women to be midwives on the mission field. During this six month training program, Katie will be learning the basics of midwifery, apprenticing under a licensed midwife, and traveling to Togo, Africa, to put her training to use.
With this training, Katie’s goal is to go to impoverished countries in order to help establish birthing clinics. It is her dream to be able to make these clinics self-sustaining, training each woman to be able to train others, eventually working herself out of a job to start again in a new area.
Please join us in praying for Katie as she is starting this new chapter of her life. You can also help fund her financially by donating here: https://surferschurch.dntly.com/fundraiser/1409#/donate. She has currently raised around one third of the $5,000 program fee!
We are incredibly sad to see Katie leave, but we know that with this new training God will be able to use here in new ways across the globe.