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Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
Kisses from Katie A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption Author:Katie J. Davis What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother?s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because the rest of them think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she ... more »could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person but didn?t know any of the language? A passion to make a difference. Katie Davis left over Christmas break her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people and children of Uganda that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. She has given up a relatively comfortable life?at a young age?to care for the less fortunate of this world. She was so moved by the need she witnessed, she?s centered her life around meeting that need. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda, and she completely trusts God for daily provision for her and her family. Despite the rough conditions in which Katie lives, she has found a life of service to God to be one of great joy. Katie?s children bring constant delight and help her help others by welcoming whoever comes to their door. As the challenges grow, so does Katie?s faith and her certainty that what she?s doing in Uganda, one person at a time, will have far-reaching rewards. It isn?t the life she planned, but it is the life she loves.To further her reach into the needs of Ugandans, Katie established Amazima Ministries. The ministry matches orphaned children with sponors worldwide. Each sponsor?s $300/year provides schooling, school supplies, three hot meals a day, minor medical care, and spiritual encouragement. Katie expected to have forty children in the program; she had signed up 150 by January 2008; today it sponsors over 400. Another aspect of the ministry is a feeding program created for the displaced Karamojong people?Uganda?s poorest citizens. The program feeds lunch to over 1,200 children Monday-Friday and sends them home with a plate of food; it also offers basic medical care, Bible study, and general health training.Katie Davis is more than fascinating, she?s inspiring, as she has wholeheartedly answered the call to serve.« less
This is truly one of the best books I've ever read. Katie loves Jesus so much that she isn't afraid to let Him change her life. Her honesty and enthusiasm for her faith, serving others, and living out the Gospel completely is unmatched. Her story is inspiring.
One of the most uplifting yet heart breaking stories I have ever read. Because this was published in 2012 and there are so few reviews I am wondering if some readers found a review just to hard to write. In many aspects it is a heartbreaking story to read . It had me in tears often. My way of looking at life's needs for myself and others has been reevaluated from the day I opened to the first page. Although I know I am blessed I realized I don't appreciate my life as much as I should. I came away feeling ashamed.
Katie is a remarkable young woman. She is certainty a woman of courage. She left home at age 18 and never questioned her hearts mission in life.
If you know someone or have a child who is never satisfied with what possessions they have, is always wanting more, or complains life isn't fair, hand them this book. A wonderful read with a beautiful message. So....if you are number one thousand and one on the waiting list for this book, don't give up. I't worth the wait.
This book changed my heart. Katie loves Jesus radically and is in the process (or has now completed) of adopting thirteen little girls though she is only 23 herself. She went to Uganda on a mission trip over Christmas break of her senior year of high school and turned her life inside out from there. It's an exciting book to see how God works in and through Katie and her daughters!