Kate McCord serves Christ through writing, speaking, and providing one on on and group spiritual direction. She is the author of “In the Land of Blue Burqas”, “Why God Calls us to Dangerous Places” and “Farewell Four Waters” (Moody Publishers).

Kate McCord PicKate worked in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2013. During her years in country, she served as a humanitarian aid worker, delivering projects to benefit the people of Afghanistan. She also learned the local language and developed deep and lasting friendships with local Afghans. Her experiences in Afghanistan profoundly affected both her personal relationship with God and her view of life as ministry and ministry as life.

After returning to the United States, Kate followed Christ into a role with Santé Ministries. As part of Santé, Kate provides services and resources to help Christ-followers deepen their intimacy with Christ and a personal ministry that flows from that experience of intimacy.

On this site, you’ll find information about Kate including:

  • Published books
  • Links to blogs and other written material
  • Information about engaging Kate for speaking events, book clubs e-visits, and one on one spiritual direction
  • Contact information
  • Kate’s story
  • Audio snippets
  • Testimonials

QuickLinks ~ Books

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Conversations of faith in Afghanistan

Conversations of faith in Afghanistan



This non-fiction book explores heart-level conversations of faith with Afghan men and women.

“One of the most haunting and unforgettable books I’ve read in my lifetime. The reader is able to enter into the lives and experiences of those portrayed. It will touch you in the deepest places of your being.”


Exploring God's heart and joys and challenges of walking with Him into the darkest places.

Exploring God’s heart and joys and challenges of walking with Him into the darkest places.

 “I strongly recommend this outstanding book. It delicately balances the inevitable high price of taking up our cross daily and following Jesus – wherever He sends us – with the inestimable privileges and eternal rewards of following the most magnificent master in the universe. King Jesus. The lover of our souls.” – Joy Dawson, Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

A Novel: Finding Christ in the journey of love and loss

A Novel: Finding Christ in the journey of love and loss

“God used this book to minister to me and teach me more about who He is and how I can truly interact with Him even in the midst of sorrow, terror and even joy. I don’t think I will ever forget the lessons I have taken away from Farewell, Four Waters.”







QuickLinks ~ Engagement

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Santé Ministries: Providing services and resources to help you deepen your intimacy with Christ and ministry that flows from intimacy


  • Blog posts
  • Reflective worksheets and booklets
  • eGroups
  • One-on-one spiritual directionkate

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