This blog will have periodic entries which highlight a year of travel and study in India, South Africa and the Holy Lands by me,

Kirsten Laderach a recent graduate from Luther Seminary in St Paul, Minnesota, USA and recipient of the Graduate Preaching Fellowship.

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  1. Hi Kirsten,
    Bakers shared with me your blog. Love it! Will definitely be following. I tried a little blogging while I was on sabbatical in August and September but haven’t done anything since I got back to the church. Great outlet and wonderful way to share. Thanks for doing this for all of us back in Iowa that want to keep track of you.
    Kathy Graves

    • Kathy
      So excited to hear from you!!! I am loving the blog outlet too. It gets me to focus on interesting aspects of the trip and encapsulate stories and thoughts that I might forget to tell. Hope you had a refreshing sabbatical! Enjoy the autumn sky!

  2. Kirsten, I have been reading about your travels and am so glad for the blessings you are receiving and the blessing you have been to those around you. God go with you and remember Jeremiah 31;3-4 “…I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with lovingkindness. I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel again you will take up your tamborines and go out to dance with the joyful.”

    • Cheryl – Thanks for the prayer! God not only goes with us but goes before us, making a way. I am experiencing the full range of emotions about the way God has made for me. Many Blessings!

  3. Kirsten, I have enjoyed following your travels, but even more your insights. I can’t even begin to imagine what a year like this will do to shape who you are as a person and pastor in the future. Amazing! I pray there is healing and rest in your soul as well as adventure and excitement. Blessings to you as you make the transition to South Africa,

    • Kathy, I have always appreciated your support and your spirit. This year has provided a full range of emotions and experiences, I couldn’t ask for more, it has truly been a blessing!

  4. Kirsten, I have been thinking of you and pray you will encouraged and an encouragement to all you meet in South Africa. I was looking at the Cattle Creek float pictures and wanted to let you know that you are and have been an inspiration to me and many in North Iowa. May the God who saved us all be reflected in your countenance.

  5. … you have been an inspiration to me (too) and many, many in North Iowa!! Thank you for sharing yourself with us and those you have met this year in your travels! God blessed us with your presence.

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