January 21, 2013

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis

Katie wasn’t your typical teenager.  Coming from a well-off family, she had her choice of colleges after high school graduation.  Instead of continuing her privileged life, she decided instead to spend time overseas doing mission work in Uganda.  That visit turned into a long-term commitment, where she lives and serves several years later.  This girl in her early 20s is also now the mother to over a dozen adopted children.

This was such a good book that I finished it in a night.  She’s so real and transparent about her journey.  She acknowledged the difficulty in making such an extreme life choice.  Believing it was God’s calling in her life, it was the only thing she could do.  Her story is enjoyable to read - yet also tough.  Many times, I had to stop and examine how I spend my money and how often I’m serving myself versus others around me.

I HIGHLY recommend this book and locals here in Charleston, SC can find it in our public library.  You can keep up with her story on her blog, Kisses From Katie and support her work through Amazima.org

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