“Something’s HAPPENING!”

Katie Kleinjung Life, Missions, Our Family, Real Messy Missions, Thailand 2 Comments

Frick. Oh no. No. No. We just got here…there’s no way. No way. It’s two weeks early.Drink some water, don’t panic, they’ll stop. You’re dehydrated from the sun. This isn’t real. Just take a nap and drink some water and you’ll be fine. Sorry, Valor, but those are the true and unromantic things your mother thought when the first contractions hit. …

To My First Baby

Katie Kleinjung Dear Shep, Life, Our Family 0 Comments

My first baby. The one who made me a mom and made Stephen a dad. My sweet boy. My now one year old. My soon-to-be oldest baby, you’ll always be my first baby. Before you were born, Dad and I spent a lot of time waiting on words from God about you; what you’d be like, what you would need, …

Dear Boys,

Katie Kleinjung Dear Baby, Faith, Life, Missions, Our Family 0 Comments

Look at how beautiful you two are.   I mean, have there ever been two more perfect and gorgeous boys given to a mom? I don’t think so. It’s with an excited yet heavy heart that write, kids. As your dad is doing so, so well, and as our fundraising is at a really, really great place, we’re talking seriously …

The Substance of Things Hoped For

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I don’t typically like to get all King James on people, I just feel like the language is hard to access in modern world. Other translations of the bible maintain the message of God while being accessible to today’s speakers. However, every now and again, the KJV (King James Version) has some of the most eloquent wording of all the …

On Being: A Missionary

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A lot of people ask us what life looks like right now. Well, there’s a lot of this. Shepherd  being cute and/or weird, and Stephen encouraging it and me being the lap on which to sit. We knew that this time period was going to be about us being together as a family and healing before we leave. There has …

Suffering // etc, etc // Hope

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“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation …

Real {Messy} Missions

Katie Kleinjung Faith, Life, Missions, Real Messy Missions, Thailand 1 Comment

For the next 31 days, I am joining the wonderful people at 31 Days and, well, writing for 31 days! For those who don’t know our story, check it out here. We are two newly married, newly made parents, who have spent the last year having organs removed, getting ready to be on the mission field and just learning how to live …

On Being A Missionary: Packing up a Life

Katie Kleinjung Life, Missions, On Being, Thailand 1 Comment

I’ve always been a bit of a clinger. To things, that is. I’m really sentimental. For example, when we were first pregnant with Shepherd, like all of my closest friends were pregnant too. So, the sentimental person I am, needed pictures with each of these friends. There’s one that was taken like two weeks after we found out we were …

..and sometimes I just can’t.

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I was at a friend’s house last week and just as I was about to leave, I asked her to pray for me. To pray for Stephen and his healing, to pray for Shep and his tiny baby heart being protected and feeling loved, and for me. For me, just all of me. My sweet friend, of course, said yes. …