Kathleen King

PCC Missionary Serving Chad

Serving Chadian communities and building relationships through language development and translation work.  email


FAMILY

Kathleen's parents, Jim and Cheryl King, live in Charles County, MD, with 5 of her 8 siblings.  Her older sister is teaching internationally in Latin America and one of her younger sisters is also serving overseas in Tanzania.  She also has a younger sister studying at the University of Texas at Austin.


PCC ADVOCATES

Kevin and Patti Cubstead


HOME GROUP MISSIONARY PARTNERS

Greenlands, Poquoson, & Sanctuary Cove


Pray and Connect

PRAYER REQUEST

  • Pray that God would be preparing hearts to receive his word and create an excitement and joy that would cause his message to spread among the people, from house to house, as they hear.  Pray that the church would not only be established among the people, but that it would spread through all the villages of this language group!
  • Pray for language studies and further online linguistic training that I will be taking.  Pray that God would use these opportunities in my life to help me serve him and grow in the areas that He needs to strengthen in me before I actually arrive on the ground in Chad.
  • Pray that more people will join the team with me, including Chadian Christians who God will call to this region, and that we will be able to work well together and be a good example of unity and love.

BIRTHDAY

June 11


"God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.  I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me." - Col. 1:27-29


My Story

My first year on the field will be spent in France for a year of French language study, and then I will be relocating to south-eastern Chad to engage in language development and translation for an unreached minority people group in the country.  The process of translation is a long one, with language learning and relationship building taking center stage especially in the first years, but I am excited to put down roots in the community and be able to share life with the people I live among as they teach me about their culture.


Since I was a little girl, God has laid a passion for the nations on my heart. He used the legacy of missionary grandparents, two years living in South Korea as a child, and a mother who would spend hours sitting on the couch with me, reading missionary biographies, to start forming his call on my life. As I grew older I realized how crucial it is to rely on God's Word, given to us through Scripture, as our only true anchor in a world that is marked by brokenness and tragedy. There are many people groups in the world that are not able to do this because they do not have this Word available in their heart languages, and I am excited to be part of what God is doing in Chad to reveal himself and give hope to the people there.


God has guided my preparation for ministry through three years at Moody Bible Institute, where I studied Applied Linguistics. During this time, I did not yet know where I would be serving, and God used TEAM and mentors in my life to lead me to the country of Chad. I was able to spend three months there in 2017, and one of my fondest memories was sitting with a woman named Tabitha, who is not able to read, and reading Psalms to her in her own language. Seeing how deeply the words could touch her heart underscored my desire to see more people able to experience Scripture in that way.


I am now preparing for long-term service, and cannot wait to return to Chad! I pray that the transforming power of God's Word will take root among the people group that I will be serving, a people group that God loves!