Monday, March 30, 2009
Our Sister, Kaye Harkness - a true prayer warrior!
I've been dreaming up ways that this blog can be of service to our Church and Women's ministry and an idea came to me today as I found this photo I took of Kaye this past winter. THIS is how I see Kaye - I'm sure its how many people do, for Kaye spends a great deal of time right like this. If you lived in her neighborhood you would see her smiling visage come rain or shine, and chances are she would wave at you too!
What you might not know is that Kaye doesn't just see you, she does not even just wave at you - she PRAYS for you. She prays for you, she prays for our community, our country, the government - the world. Kaye was probably the first "prayer warrior" I'd ever met in my life.
Here is some information about our sister, Kaye that she's allowing us to share in:
Kaye is a senior member in our Church and has lived in Osoyoos for 43 years. She's been with our Church for 32 years - what a significant portion of her life! She recieved the Lord into her life at the age of 53 and she says " Loving the Lord Jesus Christ is the BEST THING in the world that can happen to a person. The best blessing of life is to have an intimate walk with Him"
Kaye was married to her husband Bill for 49 years - Bill passed away in 1994. Kaye and Bill had a wonderful marriage and they raised three daughters. Today, those three daughters are married and have blessed Kaye with 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
For years, Kaye has invited ladies into her home to pray on a regular basis. They have been warriors to lift up the needs they had gathered, the needs they could see. If you ever need prayer, just ask Kaye and you know she will intercede.
One day when I spoke with Kaye about what her favorite song might be, she told me it was "On the Wings of a Snow White Dove". The significance of this song was like this. One day while driving down a long winding hill near Salmon Arm, they realized there were cars hemming them in before, behind and passing dangerously close beside them to the point where Kaye feared they would be forced off the road. At once, she became aware of a dove flying beside the car window - and after this, things corrected themselves and they continued their trip in safety. She has no doubt the dove was a sign from the Lord.
Thank you, Kaye, for sharing and for the blessing and example you have been to all of us.