Incredible Things

Sarah wrote in her final journal entry that she knew God was going to do “incredible things.”   Indeed we have already seen Him do many incredible things.  A single Facebook post of Sarah’s testimony shared by James Spann was viewed over 1.2 million times and shared 17,688 times.  Her testimony and writings shared on this blog have been viewed over 130,000 times and in 106 countries other than the United States.  A quiet little girl who loved the Lord with all her heart has been used by Him to propel His name and glory literally around the globe.

We are delighted to announce that as of right now through generous donations from family, friends, and strangers alike, as well as fund raising and donations through Chick-Fil-A and GoTeez, $68,719.51 has been raised.  Our original goal was $58,200, the average annual cost of supporting an international missionary in the field.  We are so excited to have passed our goal by over $10,000, yet another incredible thing God has done that we can celebrate!

Our family will travel to Richmond, Virginia, in October to tour the International Mission Board Headquarters.  While there we will attend the IMB chapel service to present the check to David Platt and then meet with the Global Engagement team to talk about using the donated funds to support missionaries or ministry in Botswana or somewhere near there.  Our hope is to be connected with a missionary in or near Botswana to partner with them in ministry as a family for the duration of their ministry there.  Sarah spent her final months praying over Botswana specifically, so we long to invest where her heart was invested, supporting the ministry she felt called to be a part of.

We are so thankful to have the opportunity to see lives directly impacted around the globe for the Kingdom of Christ through Sarah’s life.  Thank you so very much to all who have donated and supported this effort.  We look forward to sharing with you all the results of our meeting at the IMB. If you have not yet donated and would still like to, you may do so by selecting “Lottie Moon fund” in the drop down menu here.

“Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty expanse.  Praise Him for His mighty deeds; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.  Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre.  Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.  Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.  Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!”  Psalm 150:1-6 [NASB]


Sarah at her send off party the night before the accident.



16 thoughts on “Incredible Things

  1. Oh my heart ❤️ Your family continues to be in our prayers and I love your writing. I lost a sibling in a wreck and I have walked this path with my parents. You are helping many by sharing your journey. I hope to meet you one day. We are members of Mt. Zion but we are in the contemporary service.

    1. Thanks so much, JoAnn! I would love to meet you, we will have to make that happen. If you ever see me please come say hi, but know ahead of time I am the worst with remembering names… and for that matter, recognizing faces! I look forward to meeting you!

  2. Praising God for His great blessings! I know He will use these efforts to draw many to Himself. We continue to pray for your sweet family and look forward to hearing about your visit to IMB. Much love to you, sweet friend.

  3. What an incredible journey this has been! I’m praising God and celebrating with you as you help to send, or be involved in the ministry that God already knows about in Botswana. “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations” will be a tune I’ll hum for the next few days.

  4. This is indeed “incredible” I can’t wait to hear about the trip and how the Lord will continue to do great things through Sarah’s precious testimony. Love you!

  5. Thank you Karen for sharing this wonderful news. What a great opportunity to travel to the IMB to present the monies to support a missionary. Continuing my prayers for you all. Our God is a might God!

  6. What a tremendous testimony you and your family have along with Sarah’s! My youngest brother was killed in a tragic car accident 13 years ago with his Christian college tour group. All of them taken to be with our Lord. We find comfort with those who have been through similar valleys. I know now that God allows our loved ones to live through our inspiring others to find God’s plan for their own lives. Thank you for sharing your daughter as a light to this world. I pray you never lose the sweet memories of Sarah. My brother would be 32 this past June. They now sit at the feet of Jesus! What a sight to look forward to! Love and hugs to you and your family! God is good, even in the darkness.

    1. Becky, thank you so much for your words of encouragement. I am so sorry you know the pain of your brother’s absence, but so thankful we share the hope of seeing him and Sarah again “in just a little while.” ❤

  7. I only found about your family and Sarah from friends at Crosspointe Church who know you well. Praying for your family and most of all I don’t even know what to say. As a mother, it feels unbearable, but God’s light is shining through you and your family as your Sarah lives on to touch others.

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