Katie Davis isn’t a household name, but she’s found what many consider to be the key to life: giving to others.
The 22-year-old philanthropist and mother was just like any other girl. She had friends, a family and a dream. But when she heard the call from God, she did something different. She went big.
At the ripe age of 15, Davis told her parents that she wanted to pursue mission work after graduating high school. Her parents weren’t overly thrilled by the idea at first, but they knew their daughter had a mind of her own.
On an overseas trip to Uganda, Davis fell in love with the people and was hooked. She knew Uganda would be her new home for a long time to come. After living in the country and seeing the level of need of the children she saw, she knew she wanted to make a difference in their lives.
To say Davis is in love with the children of Uganda would be an understatement. She’s crazy in love with them. In fact, she was so enamored with the children there that she adopted 13 of the children them as her own.
If that wasn’t enough, Davis got started on giving back even more. She began Amazima Ministries, a non-profit in Uganda designed to feed, educate and encourage orphaned children and the vulnerable in Uganda.
The organization receives its funding from generous supporters from all across the world. She also chronicles her trials and triumphs online through her blog, and recently released her first book, Kisses from Katie. She attributes her passion for mission work, the children of Uganda and the non-profit work she’s doing as her calling from God.
She says along with the work she does, she also spreads the message of Jesus. Katie’s story is tremendous. It speaks volumes about what her faith in God is allowing her to do and what we can do when we channel our efforts towards a larger calling in life.