As a child, Kathi Evans, felt God calling her into foreign missions. The twists and turns that prepared Kathi to walk in that calling took her through the nursing program at Widener University in Chester, Pa., meeting and marrying her best friend, Mark, and the birth of their first son, Jason.
According to God’s perfect timing 2001 was the year God opened the door for Kathi to begin to follow her childhood calling. Since then she has participated in and assisted with the leadership on an average of two short-term missions per year. These trips have taken her to Trinidad, Kenya, Nepal, India, and Ground Zero in New York City following September 11, 2001.
Kathi realized another step in her missionary “training” in 2007 as she obediently followed God’s leading to write a book about the loss of her second son, lovingly named Peanut, in the sixteenth week of her pregnancy. Not wanting to gain from the loss of their son as well as a desire to provide a way for Peanut’s short life to make a difference, Mark and Kathi decided to commit the funds from Our Baby, Our Love, Our Loss to foreign missions.
On June 9, 2009 the next chapter of Kathi’s calling was unfolded as the Evans received word that their petition for non-profit status had been granted. Through Touching Lives Ministry God has uniquely and mysteriously combined the Evans’ love for God, their baby boy, suffering couples, and the poor around the world to, once again, show Himself faithful to His Word.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11