Every day is an opportunity to thank the Lord. For his faithfulness to stay with us and to keep his promises and guide us in our call; for his goodness to want our best and warn us of harm, to provide for us, and to bless us with sweet gifts; for family and a hospitable American and Congolese community of faith; and for his love that never leaves even when we stray, we bless the Lord.
2017 was yet another crazy year. I moved multiple times and had the opportunity to travel in and outside of the United States while undergoing significant transitions in life. One of these transitions was graduating college, a huge testament to God’s faithfulness. God saw me through all this and provided incredible old friends to stick with me from college through the distance as well as new ones to love me in my Denver home.
It was also a year of creation, as I began writing for the Denver VOICE in June and released several song collaborations, which you can listen to here:
- “Astrogirl” by Katelyn Skye and mericanDREAM
- “Give Me Hope” by Blackman Bausi ft. Katelyn Skye
- “You Are the Gatherer” by MuKappa Worship Team
My favorite blog posts of the year from this site fell in September.
The call God has given me to live in Congo (three years ago as of this coming MLK Day weekend!) and my deep desire to work with refugees remain the same. My goals in this direction do as well, and I hope to make significant progress in 2018. Despite discouraging, disorienting, and downright dreadful circumstances in the second half of this year, I can see God’s goodness. I remember his promises to me.
As the hymn below declares, I know God’s hand will bring me home, even to Congo, by his good grace. He has brought me to where I am now, and he will remain faithful.
*Updated on Jan. 02, 2018, to include “Gatherer,” which was released just before the new year.