Kisses from Katie
Katie Davis could have carved out a career and established a solid social life, until God radically stepped in.
BY: Corine Gatti
Amazima in the Lugandan language means “Truth,” a word Davis took from her favorite scripture in John 8:32: “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
Davis is wielding the power of God’s love to free children, like Agnes.
Agnes, 9, was raising her seven-year-old and five-year-old sisters after her father died.
“It was really hard for her to have a mom,” Davis recalled. “She was used to calling the shots, because for a couple of years now, she didn’t have any parents. That’s a huge burden for a child to have to carry. I remember she used wake up in the morning and get a jerry can and go outside to collect water. I told her: ‘You don’t have to collect water. We already have water.’ To watch her reclaim her childhood has been real powerful.”
Davis is also transparent about her own struggles.
“The first month, I loved living there; you have all this love from these children,” Davis explained. “The next month, I feel that I’m tired of washing my hair in a bucket and I would just like a cheeseburger! Spiritually, I had to rely so much on God. As God stripped away all things that I was dependent on, I was able to grow closer to him. He’s a part of every decision in Uganda.”