Episode 3

Published on:

9th Apr 2014

EM003: Be an Advocate, with Autumn Kerr of Visiting Orphans

I’m excited to be bringing Autumn Kerr to you this week. She’s the executive director of Visiting Orphans, a Nashville-based ministry that partners with orphanages, schools, and ministries around the world that care for children and communities. They organize short-term trips for churches, schools, and other organizations to places like Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Ukraine. In our time together, Autumn shared several stories of God’s amazing grace in her life and ministry.

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Consider-it-pure-joy-myIn this week’s interview you’ll discover

  • One scripture that many people dislike but has been a key to Autumn’s life
  • How a job change turned into an opportunity for God’s provision and a new direction
  • How she was able to make it through the process of adopting a boy from Ethiopia as a single woman
  • How reading The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?set her up for her first mission trip
  • What her team has done over the last year and how they are able to create ministry teams out of people who have never met
  • Where you can go to learn more and get involved
  • How you can increase your support for a missionary or ministry without increasing your financial commitment
  • The advice that has helped Autumn be available to do her best at the things God has called her to do
  • The significance of hundreds of painted tree leaves
  • The habit that has allowed her to start a personal blog and is the key to raising her adopted son as a single mother
  • Resources:
  • Visiting Orphans
  • My Single Adoption
  • Book RecommendationSun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible
  • How she would take advantage of the situation if she found herself in a new country.
  • Her recommendation for how to let God guide decisions

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