The New York Times bestslling account of a courageous eighteen-year-old from Nashville who gave up every comfort and convenience to become the adoptive mother to thirteen girls in Uganda.
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.
When an 18-year-old from Nashville visits Uganda on a mission trip, she is so affected that she moves back for one year to teach in an orphanage. Within a short time she discovers the needs around her are so great that she feels led to start a nonprofit that feeds, educates, and shows the love of God to children in Uganda. Finally faced with a choice between the United States, her parents' wishes for her college education, her boyfriend, and staying in Uganda, Katie must decide: will she give up her life and buy a one-way ticket to Uganda? As the subtitle suggests, this is a story of an amazing young woman with no limits to love. Davis eventually adopts one by one or in groups of siblings 14 children, with hundreds more being sponsored through the nonprofit Amazima (truth) Ministries she establishes. This is an emotionally charged and vivid account of a person following in the footsteps of Mother Teresa, asking God, "Whom would you have me help today?" and believing the answer is right before the eyes of the one praying that prayer.
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Kisses from Katie
Such an inspiration !!! To God be the glory !!!
Awesome book. Awesome story that thank God continues. Wow is all I have to say. I couldn't put this book down. I read in less than 24 hours from the moment I downloaded from iBook. I heard Katie talk on a Dave Ramsey show and I went home and had my wife and family listen in. All of us were just amazed. But what is amazing is that Katie writes this book and she encourages us all to do that one thing that one need in front of you right now. Get in the game. It is awesome to be in Gods game.
Kisses from Katie
The most spiritually powerful book on missions I have ever read. Katie Christ-filled love for Him, and the poor, and their silent voices around the world speaks loudly in this book. It moved me to tears several times, asking myself if my doings for The Cause of Christ is enough.
Extremely compelling. I encourage everyone I meet to get this book, which takes you into the very living room of Katie's heart and lead's you to the Throne-room of God, and to Jesus who we see clearly is the one who is her daily Strength.
No theological debate here, just faith following her Lover, the one she calls LORD.