Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday's Featured: Kisses From Katie

"Life gets too busy, it gets so fast and so full that at the end of the day it can feel just empty."
Courtesy of amazima.org
Have you ever felt this way?  24-year-old Katie Davis sure has.  Originally from Brentwood, TN, she now has 13 daughters and lives in Uganda, caring for them and raising awareness about the needs of the community, especially its children.  

It amazes me that someone called by God to serve in such tangible, beautiful ways can also feel the "emptiness" that busy, long days can bring.  It is comforting to know that I am not alone.    

But Katie is only human.  And God is her strength.

She says, "People tell me I am brave. People tell me I am strong. People tell me good job. Well here is the truth of it. I am really not that brave, I am not really that strong, and I am not doing anything spectacular. I am just doing what God called me to do as a follower of Him. Feed His sheep, do unto the least of His people." 

The work that God is doing through Katie (and has been since 2006) through her non-profit Amazima Ministries is an incredible one:  "God laid it on Katie's heart to start a child sponsorship program, matching orphaned and vulnerable children who are unable to afford schooling with sponsors anywhere in the world. A gift of $300 will provide allowance for one child to go to school, providing school supplies, 3 hot meals each day, spiritual discipleship, and medical care. Originally planning to have 40 children in the program, Katie had signed up 150 by January 2008. Today the program sponsors over 600 children (website)."

Read Katie's blog.  Read her book.  Check out her website and get informed.  And pray for Amazima's work in Uganda.  

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