Hi, my name is Katie Mae Stanley, I’m a Northern California gal with Mid-west roots who spent 10 years living in the Mediterranean of Mexico in Baja California as a missionary dorm “mama” for a gaggle of deaf girls. I’m now back in Northern California embracing this new life that God has given me. I am a daughter of the LORD and a follower of Jesus, who is my first true love, I strive to glorify him in all that I do.
I moved to Mexico in August of 2004 as a laundry lady and later dorm mom to sixteen deaf girls at Rancho Sordo Mudo, a Christian boarding school for the deaf. I have been blessed to help raise thirty nine girls in my time there. Every day presented a new challenge and joy. It is amazing to see my Heavenly Papa work in the lives of my “daughters” as they learn a language and learn what it means to be a child of God.
Although I loved being a “mom” to all my girls, it is my desire to one day be a wife, help-meet, mom and homemaker for a family of my own. I would love to live out in the country on my own little farm and have my family be my main ministry. God in part answered that for many years, I was and am a “mom”, have my own little garden, chickens and I have an amazing ministry opportunity. Even though I know that God called me out of Mexico for this time in life they are still the “daughters” of my heart. Thanks to the world of social media I still get to chat with many of them!
My desire is “mis hijas” as I call them to grow closer to God and to develop a real personal relationship with the Savior of the world. I want them to have a passion for the lost, especially reaching out to other Deaf. I pray that my girls will become all the He has created them to be and that they won’t let anyone look down on them because of their age or deafness.
I was a homeschooler until the age of fifteen when I started attending a Christian high school. I have never gone to college but am a continual student of the Bible, herbs, nourishing living and how to be a woman after God’s own heart.
I was blessed to be raised by two wonderful, godly parents and have two siblings. As a family we have gone through many trails but God has seen us through them all. By God’s grace my mother been cancer free for over ten years. She is my inspiration and motivation to continue to learn how to eat more nourishing and learn the uses of the amazing herbs that God has given us. While my mom did go through chemotherapy and radiation she also ate as healthy as she possible could used many natural supplements. I firmly believe in putting as few chemicals and drugs into my body as possible but I do recognize the intelligence that God gave man to learn how to treat serious illnesses and disese through modern medicine when necessary.
In the summer of 2014 I moved back to Northern California after much prayer. I love and miss my beloved Mexico but am excited to see what God will do through this site and new opportunities to minister in the community here.