Wednesday, 25 January 2012
By Amy at Make Me a Mary
I’m reading a new book, and I am undone.
Katie Davis is a girl from Brentwood, Tennessee, who went to Uganda over the Christmas holidays during her senior year and never wanted to come back home. She did return to the States, but it wasn’t long before her heart took her back there for good.
She is now twenty-three and has become the adoptive mother of fourteen Ugandan girls. Fourteen! Makes my four kids seem like a piece of cake.
Katie is a perfect example of how we’re only truly home when we go where God calls us. She started a school and founded a ministry while she was still a teenager. But she wants no glory for herself.
All she wants is to love like Jesus.
She says that if we would all share what we have, there would be enough for everyone and no one would go hungry.
She says she doesn’t feel at home anymore in the States, that having wealth causes her to need Jesus less.
She says Jesus doesn’t just ask us to care for the poor and needy; He demands it.
Seldom do I read a book and get the chills all the way through. Hardly ever do I deem a book “life-changing”. But this book, it’s changing me.
If you’re curious, check out Amazima Ministries and read all about Katie’s work in Uganda, find her book, and purchase beaded necklaces handmade by Ugandan women out of magazine pages. I picked the multi-colored.
But I’m warning you, if you read very much of her story at all, it’ll undo you, too.
But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:17-18