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Friday Faith – Kisses from Katie

January 20, 2012

I was given the book Kisses from Katie back in October when Chris and Carson, our youth ministers, attended the Catalyst Conference and heard an interview with the book’s author, Katie Davis.  Katie is a young woman, in her early 20’s, who has abandoned her life of comfort and privilege in Brentwood, TN to follow the call of God on her life – to serve the children and families in Uganda.  It began with a short-term mission trip her senior year in high school that has evolved into a life-changing experience that now has her living in Uganda as an adoptive mother of 13 children and “Auntie Katie” to hundreds of more children in her village.  She has started a sponsorship program to provide education for over 300 children.  She has empowered women to begin their own jewelry business, helping them to make enough money to buy basic needs for themselves and their families – food, water, clothing, shelter.  The book chronicles her journey accompanied with journal entries that document her joys and her struggles along this journey of faith.

I am extremely touched by Katie and the work she continues to do in Uganda.  It is an amazing story of how God can use anyone, no matter their age, race, gender, history, anything, to build the Kingdom of God here on earth.  Next Wednesday, I will introduce Katie and Amazima ministries to the children of our church as we look to our next memory verse, “Serve one another in love” (Galatians 5:13).  I hope this will encourage them and help them understand that they can be agents of God’s love and grace at any stage of their lives.

If you want to borrow the book, just let me know – as long as you don’t mind some chew marks on the cover.  Rajko really wanted to read it, too 😉

Check out more about Katie and Amazima ministries here!

 

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  1. Nick Payne permalink
    March 24, 2012 8:48 am

    Yeah, I totally agree Katie has an awesome ministry. She has done what few in America are willing to do, live with less in order to reach people for God. I watched an Interview with her and David Platt it was very convicting, since then God has been showing me people to talk to…..If I could just do it…still working on that part.

    Does your offer to lend the book still stand? If it does I would very much like to take advantage of it.

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