Carrie McDonnall’s story is a compelling and inspiring one. She and her husband David served together as missionaries in Iraq. In 2004, while serving the Lord there, the couple, along with three coworkers, were ambushed in the northern city of Mosul. The attackers killed her three friends instantly. David and Carrie were able to get to medical help where David would eventually succumb to his injuries. Due to the trauma that her body endured in the attack, Carrie would not find out about her husband’s death until many days later. Once awakened from her coma, Carrie began a journey she never dreamed she would have to endure.
Carrie’s testimony expands beyond the events of that day and beyond the boundaries of missions. Her testimony speaks loudly into the heart of the Body of Christ reminding its members to live out our faith intentionally, allowing it to reach into every aspect of our lives. Carrie’s challenge through the Holy Spirit reaches to the hurting, the suffering, the grieving, the complacent, the hopeful, the weary, the lost, and the saved.
The Lord’s work in Carrie’s life reminds us that His Sovereignty reaches into each of our lives, and it is His Love and Faithfulness that causes us to carry on in the work He has extended to those who are called children of God.
Carrie’s ministry continues to cross the boundaries of cultures and ages as the Lord leads her ministry across states and countries, into churches, quiet retreats, chapel services, mission events, prayer meetings, businesses, and many other places. Carrie McDonnall is the author of Facing Terror (with Forward by Beth Moore), which describes her and husband David’s life and ministry together. It also chronicles her tragic loss. She currently lives in Texas and is the founder of Carry On Ministries.