She was so moved by the need she witnessed, she's centered her life around meeting that need. Katie fell in love with the people of Uganda, especially the children, and realized that she could make a change. I recognized it from the blog Kisses From Katie that a friend had shown me months ago. It isn't the life she planned, but it is the life she loves. Her testimony is inspiring, and it definitely stirred up a passion for fostering I didn't even know I had! When trying to find a picture to accurately compare Katie's life in America and Katie's life in Uganda, I came across this image.
I cannot fathom being happier. Her testimony is inspiring, and it definitely stirred up a passion for fostering I didn't even know I had! Someone came to speak to her about his schooling. It was preachy and child like and confused, and frankly, disturbing in many ways. Throughout the book she speaks about God leading her to do these things as if her refusal would be disobedience. She had a luxurious life in an upper-class neighborhood and could have simply taken advantage of all that had to offer. Katie was persistent, as I have stated before, in getting her points across.
Now twenty-two, Katie lives in Uganda, where she is in the process of adopting thirteen little girls and is the founder and director of Amazima, a ministry that reaches hundreds of other children in Uganda. Second, the hysterical tone of the religious language and the patronizing attitude toward the Ugandans she works with was disturbing. The ministry matches orphaned children with sponors worldwide. It mentions things like abuse, prostitution, sickness and poverty - but nothing is graphic or without purpose. In this particular passage, Katie is using comparison as well as imagery to portray a potential theme or controlling idea. An American's cultural identity is defined by the American Dream, but not Katie's. At the age of nineteen, Katie Davis left the upper-middle-class life to move to Uganda, start a nonprofit organization, and begin the adoption process for thirteen daughters who needed a mother.
Jesus was the most revolutionary and subversive man who ever lived. Once I get past the voice in my head that is crying: Make it stop. In some accounts, Katie actually nursed a child back to health, when he was almost the size of a twig. I loved every chapter, every honest journal entry, every story about another child needing a mother and Katie being able to say 'yes' in the Lord's strength. Second, the hysterical tone of the religious language and the patronizing attitude toward the Ugandans she works with was disturbing. This is not a book to read if you wish for your comfort, convenience, and control to remain undisturbed.
Nor is there any allusion to the opportunism rampant even within the church in Africa. Whether their story was significant or just a quick glance in a crowd, Katie introduced them. It will literally transform everything about you and guide the way for you to take your ordinary life and fashion it into something extraordinary. The people know that they can turn to her. I do not have a retirement fund; I do not even have electricity some days.
A religious Sister gave it to my wife and I before leaving to Kenya to support at a girls school, and this book really inspired us! Katie Davis left over Christmas break her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. Then pass it on to every young person you know. She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. When Katie is thrown into a life of the unknown, she is forced to put all her faith in God. I think that is a big part of Katies message - that we dont need to move to Africa to be faithful servants of God.
I am finding it very hard to rate this book. Especially in one so young!! God has been writing a story in Uganda for a long time. I have learned to be okay with this feeling because I have learned that I will not change the world. Katie is a wise-beyond-her years, extraordinary woman. Katie compares herself to all of the people in the bible who were ordinary or minor-seeming in the big picture of Christ, but eventually used in God's plan. Thank you for your obedience, that we might learn to say yes, to what our Savior is asking of us today! For many this American Dream is all they know, all they strive for; for others, it is just that, a dream.
She set up an organisation which carries on a wide range of work including livelihood, education and Gospel work. Katie had only had the girl for two years and already had thirteen children. We get it, she's in Africa, she's the only white person there, why does it bear repeating that all her children are brown? I wanted to hear about the children and people she helped, but could do without the Biblical stori I am finding it very hard to rate this book. Kisses from Katie will be one of those books you cannot put down. Jesus was the most revolutionary and subversive man who ever lived.