An Interview with Kate McCord
Kate McCord is a former NGO worker who spent 9 years in Afghanistan. Today, she is an author, a Spiritual Director, and story teller.
I was first introduced to Kate when I read In the Land of the Blue Burqas, where I found myself transported to Afghanistan, a country I had briefly visited as a young woman.
Subsequently, I had the opportunity to review her book Why God Calls Us to Dangerous Places for Moody Press. Her book tugged at my heart and invited me to walk with her through difficult places. When I had the opportunity to interview her, I was delighted.
In this day of mass tragedies, Kate unashamedly brings the truth of violence before our eyes to help us see in a fresh way the wonder of the Father heart of God for each individual, no matter how unlovely or evil.
- She shares how life began in the presence of the Heavenly Father.
- She invites us to walk in forgiveness.
- She encourages us to move from being spectators to becoming participators in life.
- She challenges us to love Jesus with all of our heart.
Kate is a delight. She passionately loves the Lord Jesus and enjoys life and people. I encourage you to join us and listen to her sharing her heart.
I must add as I read her books and then had the privilege to speak with her, I was deeply impressed. Kate has a depth of wisdom I personally lacked when as a young woman I was introduced to people from different nations. How wonderful if there had been someone like her beside me to mentor and encourage me along the journey.
I pray you are encouraged by her testimony of God’s faithfulness in hard places.
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I loved this podcast! I find it so exciting that Kate speaks in the same way she writes – she is overwhelmingly compassionate. I enjoy how she speaks in stories, even though she no longer lives in Afghanistan. Thanks for this interview. It was an encouragement to my heart.
Thank you for your comment, Lili. I really enjoyed doing this interview and am so happy you picked up on Kate’s joy and compassion. She truly is a great storyteller! Have a blessed day.
This was such a beautiful podcast! I’m so excited you got to talk with Kate! So many things stood out from the interview, but I think the most impactful was the picture of the Father cradling each person in the womb and how His love is so deep that He sees not only the evil done by a person but the effect of sin upon the soul and looks with compassion. I was also moved by the call to trust God with the growth.
Hi Joy. Yes, looking at Psalms 139 and seeing the wonder of the Father’s involvement as the baby forms in the womb -is a foretaste of His abiding love throughout that person’s life. Knowing us, He still loves us. He is incredibly wonderful and truly worthy of our trust and adoration. Be blessed.
Great interview. Insights shared that I would have not known without hearing Kate’s struggles.
Thanks for your comment, Lori. Kate is a treasure. I pray beyond insight, the words went deep into your heart giving you a fresh revelation of the wonder of salvation juxtaposed with the wonder of the Heavenly Father’s personal love for you as He gave Jesus to be your Redeemer. There is only one way to be saved, and that is through the blood of the Lamb of God where the Holy Spirit takes your sins and places them on the LORD and then covers you with the righteousness of our Beloved Lord Jesus. All you do is come and receive His gift of life, love, forgiveness, healing, and hope, being adopted by the Heavenly Father. May this be the day of the beginning of a new story uniting your life to His.