Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Kisses from Katie by Katie Davie
What would cause an eighteen-year-old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because they think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person and didn’t even speak the language?
A passion to follow Jesus.
Katie Davis left over Christmas break of 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 of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ.
Kisses from Katie invites readers on a journey of radical love down the red dirt roads of Uganda. You’ll laugh and cry with Katie as she follows Jesus into the impossible and finds joy and beauty beneath the dust. Katie and her children delight in saying yes to the people God places in front of them and challenge readers to do the same, changing the world one person at a time.
What an inspiration this book is! From the very first page it makes you think of others out there and how fortunate we are to live in such comforts. The way she she talks about the joy and cheerfulness the children have despite living in filth and with so little makes you really think about all the things we complain about here. The things we complain about are so trivial to them. I loved how Katie presented her journey, struggles and plan without being preachy and making you think that if you don't do what she is doing then you aren't being a good Christian. I loved how she taught the fact that we are all called to be missionaries whether it be overseas or in our own backyard.
I just loved the stories of the different children she has adopted or worked with and her love and passion for the country. She is a great example of how when we follow God's will contentment and peace will be there even when conditions are harsh. She does share her struggles and shows it is not an easy life but it is the one that is meant for her.
Overall I recommend this book for anyone that want to encouraged and loves stories of mission works.
*I received this book from Howard Books for the purpose of this review.