"The truth is that the 143 million orphaned children and the 11 million who starve to death or die from preventable diseases and the 8.5 million who work as child slaves, prostitutes, or under other horrific conditions and the 2.3 million who live with HIV add up to 164.8 million needy children. And though at first glance that number looks like a big number, 2.1 billion people on this earth proclaim to be Christians. The truth is that if only 8 percent of the Christians would care for one more child, there would not be any statistics left."
~Katie Davis, 22-year-old missionary
I have followed Katie's blog, http://kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com, on and off for several years now. I haven't read this book yet, but am going to get on Amazon and order it this morning. I know it will be a challenging read- Katie left a comfortable life in Nashville as class president and homecoming queen as an 18-year-old to be a missionary in Uganda. In the past four years, she has adopted 14 children that she is raising in their home country.
There are some people, even Christians, who look down on her decision- they think she should have had her own life experiences first, like going to college and getting married- but I think her selfless decision puts most American Christians to shame. Yes, including myself.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans..." -James 1:27
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