Katie Davis: Missionary in Uganda Essay

1202 Words Oct 1st, 2012 5 Pages
Katie Davis

"People tell me I am brave. People tell me I am strong. People tell me good job. Well here is the truth of it. I am really not that brave, I am not really that strong, and I am not doing anything spectacular. I am just doing what God called me to do as a follower of Him. Feed His sheep, do unto the least of His people." These words from Katie Davis speak volumes of this young woman's heart for the people of Uganda. In December of 2006, 18 year-old Katie Davis from Brentwood, Tennessee, traveled to Uganda on a missions trip she did when she was on her school's winter break. She was immediately captivated with the people and the culture. Completely impacted and changed, she decided to go to Uganda and follow her heart and
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In the Lugandan language, Amazima means "truth." Also, Katie became a mother for the first time in January of 2008 to three orphaned girls.

Katie also reached out to the Karimojong people of the Masese community. The poorest of the poor, and losing their children to malnutrition and starvation at an astounding rate, she noticed their desperate need for nutritious food. She started a feeding program to the community, nourishing over 1,800 children Monday through Friday. This allows the children to attend school and therefore not go to the street to beg. Also, provided is medical care, Bible study, general health training.

As friendships developed with the Karimojong people, Katie wanted to help the women in the village provide for their families. With the help of a friend, she initiated a self-sustaining vocational program to empower these women to make unique Ugandan magazine bead necklaces. They are also taught money management skills. The necklaces made by the Karimojong women are purchased and sold in the United States.

More than just the ministry that she started with helping enable women to provide for themselves, Katie has today adopted 13 young Ugandan girls into her home. The first year that Katie went to Uganda after high school, she was faced with the blessing of renting a house that the Lord apparently had bigger plans for her for. She originally told the landlord that the

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