Thursday, September 20, 2012
What would cause an eighteen-year-old 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 the rest of them 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 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, so broken by the people and the children of Uganda that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Her story is like Mother Teresa’s in that she has given up everything—at such a young age—to care for the less fortunate of this world.
What causes an 18 year old high school student to leave her lavish life in the states and go to a third world country during Christmas break . . . and then return after graduation for good? The answer she wanted more of God and less of her.
Her parents of course weren't to thrilled, and her friends thought she was crazy. Isn't that usually what happens when someone follows God, people think their crazy.
Katie wasn't crazy, she fell in love with the people of Uganda, and she blossomed there. Reading her story was so moving, and full of joy. She didn't see the little kids dirty or sick, she saw them as precious, just like Jesus does.
Everything about Uganda that we may find uncomfortable she found as a blessing.
I was extremely touched by this book and I highly recommend it!
Posted by Andie at 3:28 PM