Often left alone and feeling neglected by her distracted mother, six-year-old Karrie was grieving the departure of her beloved father for military duty abroad. Nothing could have been worse to her troubled mind than that. Several months later, her ten-year-old babysitter taunted her, claiming that she was being sent to an orphanage. She couldn't believe it. As soon as her mother arrived home, Karrie ran to ask whether it was true. Yes, it was true. They were leaving immediately. There was no explanation, at least not that she heard anyway. Her mother packed up all of Karrie’s and her two-and-a-half-year-old sister’s belongings. Within three hours, they were in another town, bathed, put in pajamas, and settled into a bed in a Christian children’s orphanage.
Karrie didn't know anything about Christians or about Jesus and the devil when she arrived. She would now. And actually, maybe the devil was a little more interesting. However, no one would know about this unusual time in Karrie’s life until many years later because she was sworn to a vow of secrecy.