Over the last several weeks, I've been reading Kisses from Katie, a wonderful book that I borrowed from a sweet lady at church.
This book has taken me awhile to read (hence its feature on "work in progress wednesday"), but it is amazing.
The book is written by Katie Davis, a young woman who felt called to go to Uganda. She traveled there upon graduating from high school, promising her parents she would go to college after taking "a year break" to do mission work.
The year break turned in to a life in Uganda, where she runs a school of 400 children. She has also adopted 14 young girls and is known in the village as "Mommy Katie"
To me, this has been a very deep, thought-provoking book. For others, it may be a quick read. It is definitely an enjoyable read, but seems to be taking me so long due to self-reflection. At the end of every chapter I find myself thinking- how am I being sacrificial? am I truly outliving my life? am I trusting and following Jesus with everything I have?
An excerpt that I love reading over and over:
"I have learned that I will not change the world, Jesus will do that
I can, however, change the world for one person...
And if one person sees the love of Christ in me, it is worth every minute
In fact, it is worth spending my life for."
Thank you, Katie, for your incredible story. Thank you for loving our savior and loving those children in Uganda. You are a light and an example for many!