Imagine a world where my everyday people, live everyday lives of such impact, that the world around them is changed.
Fifteen years ago, this was Kathryn’s God-given challenge. There was just one problem; knowing how?
Then came an unexpected ten-year season of intensely painful circumstances, where God revealed the answer. Taking her to the end of her own resilience, He gently showed her how to live in His. This was the life He always intended. Abundant life, living in the power of His Spirit.
The call then came to create The Promise, initially published as a stand-alone book. This proved to be a prophetic undertaking, as two weeks after completing the manuscript, Kathryn was unexpectedly diagnosed with an aggressive form of stage 3 cancer. Through that season, every word was tested through the flame of trials. Through it, every word proved itself to be true.
To hear Kathryn's personal journey to The Promise, click on the video below.
"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full"
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My mind goes back to the first time I met Kathryn properly, when she had arrived one day at my office for a meeting. I went to find her in the waiting room and recognised immediately that I was actually meeting with the Divine in Kathryn. There emanated from her depths a sense of God; calm; peace; assurance – that quality of heaven which is very rare in our day and generation.
As I listened to her story I realised that her path had been a very difficult one. Her life was a story of abandonment, suffering, hardship, and awful loss – no ease here! Yet the beauty of what had emerged from that pain-filled life was totally remarkable. It looked to me as though here was one person who had been placed in the jungle of human suffering, yet by her God- given faith and strength had managed to beat a pathway through that jungle and create a clearing in the middle where there is peace and safety.Sue Simpson (1/2)
Not only this but through The Promise – written from experience and not a head place of theory and instruction only – she has made that pathway abundantly clear and set signposts all along that tortuous road of human pain to the clearing where God Is! Those who follow her there don’t have to do that hard work of beating down the jungle of tangled thoughts, emotions and voices themselves, but need simply follow the signs given along a path already beaten out in this remarkable book. Still, it’s not an easy book, that jungle still has its treacherous steeps and ravines we each must navigate, passing through our own “deep waters” to the gentle clearing of peace. But, for me, God has used this book, accessed by His Spirit, to point to me the deeper way, that “ancient path” and make it abundantly clear.Sue Simpson 2/2
‘Prior to The Promise, it would be fair to say I thought I had a reasonable understanding of the requirements and benefits of following Jesus. I was trusting, listened to God’s word, read the Bible and felt the Holy Spirit on many occasions. Since The Promise, my understanding and experiences of God are incomparable, in a profound way that’s difficult to explain. His indescribable touch now seems limitless in my whole life’Sheena Donaldson
‘Put simply, if we all embraced the fresh truths in The Promise, it would transform our impact across the globe. Beyond bringing insight, challenge and inspiration, The Promise is practical and shows us all how to turn that aspiration into a reality – by revealing how we can become everything we believe.Sir Brian Souter
‘It is my great privilege to commend Kayte and The Promise to you. Kayte is a mighty woman of God who doesn’t just say what she believes, but she actually lives it. She stands on it and gives her whole life to it. Reading the scripture this is exactly the description of one who can authentically be called a disciple of Jesus. It has been my privilege to get to know her as her friend and pastor, and I believe that all that God has brought her through in her life has prepared her for this moment, where He is releasing her into the world to share the extraordinary news of His promise of life to all who would come after Him. The life in all its fullness which Kayte writes about is the only life that I see her living out in the world around her in full, glorious Holy Spirit technicolour.’Rev Jim Ritchie
Meet our Champions
Ordinary people discovering God’s extraordinary ways
Kathryn lives in Scotland with her husband Andy and little boy, Jacob. Her life is a living testimony to the transforming power of God’s grace. Her life’s purpose is to spread God’s glory – and help others do the same. There is one word that describes who she is: His.
Husband, Dad, besotted Papa and Company Director, Kevin’s number one desire is to walk ever-closer to His Lord and Saviour. His self-confessed motto is - be a work who is always in progress!
Nick lives in Erskine. He came to faith as a young man when in the Royal Navy in the far East. He is a licensed minister with the Church of the Nazarene. His passion for the Kingdom is discipleship and Church planting. He is excited to be embarking on this journey with The Promise team.