Thursday, September 29, 2011

.an everyday hero.

.an everyday hero.  Some of you may have heard of Katie Davis and if you haven't you should.  She is amazing. AMAZING.  She is a hero of mine and an everyday hero to many.  Katie Davis, at the age of 18 (2006) traveled to Uganda for the first time.  There the people and culture immediately captivated her.  In the summer of 2007 Katie returned to Uganda to teach Kindergarten at an orphanage.  She quickly learned that that impoverished children are unable to afford education because the government has only little assistance, if any in the country.

While working there God lead Katie to start a child sponsorship program.  This lead her to establish a non-profit organization called Amazima Ministries International.  The organization seeks to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the people of Uganda who need it the most.

During her time in Uganda, Katie also became a mother through adoption.  Welcoming her first three daughters home in 2008, when Katie herself was just 19.  Three years later she has welcomed many more girls into her home and is now mother of 13.

It is incredible what Katie has done with her life so far.  But what captivates me more then anything is her love for Christ.  It is so evident that she lives her life daily for the Lord.  She is doing what God commands of all of us - to live and serve Him.  Katie's desire is to point others to Christ and in that she humbles herself and gives her everything.  She is a hero, an inspiration, and an example to us all.  .an everyday hero.

She recently wrote a book, Kisses from Katie, that will be on sale shortly.  It is a book that I am excited to read.  About the book Katie states, "I have absolutely no desire to write a book about myself.  This is a book about a Christ who is alive today and not only knows but cares about every hair on my head.  Yours too.  I'm writing this book on the chance that a glimpse into the life of my family and me, full of my stupidity and God's grace, will remind you of this living, loving Christ and what it means to serve Him.  I'm writing with the hope that as you cry and laugh with my family you will be encouraged that God still uses flawed human beings to change the world.  And if He can use me, He can use you." 

Thank you Katie for inspiring us all to be more like Christ.  You are a true reflection of his love.

Below is a video promotion of her book.  Please take the time to watch it. 

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