Monday, November 5, 2012

It is my privilege to be able to introduce to you some of our phenomenal staff. These people have taught me so much and I am continually blown away by their wisdom and their joy in serving. I am so excited for you to "meet" Siraji. This man's dedication to serving the people around him is something all of us could learn from. His smile shines with the joy of a person who truly knows God and I am humbled and honored to call him an employee and friend!

I put on my first shoe when I was 14 years old.   I grew up sleeping on banana leaves... I want to exhaust myself with helping others so that a life is improved.

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24 comments:

Margaret Feinberg said...

Nice to meet you! *insert shaking hand and grinning face*

Amanda Larner said...

Thank you! It was so good meeting someone so amazing. "I want to exhaust myself with helping others so that a life is improved." And to "discipline with compassion" will stay with me forever. You will keep me in line over here in Indiana.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for sharing his story - how wonderful to hear of the grace he received and the grace he extends. I hear many Christians in America wanting to know how much they should give - he has answered beautifully.

Savannah said...

What a model of God's compassion! He is such an inspiration for how we should all live. I know that he will be a godly influence in these children's lives. There is nothing as fulfilling as missionwork. May the Lord bless Amazima Ministries and Siraji!

Julie Dunlap said...

Katie, Thank you for sharing Saraji's story. It is good to see someone so focused on sharing Christ's love, and regarding this compassionate ministry as a responsibility before God. Asante sana.

SpyDar! said...

:-) Unconditional love. One love :-)

phogue said...

Full of compassion and God's Love and what a wonderful smile!!

Erica Jackson said...

Amazing!!! May God continue to transform that lives of the many people and the Gospel of Jesus be known!!!

Charlene said...

My cousin, Tara, lives in Franklin,TN.On her recommedation, I'm reading your book and checking out your blog.The life of Jesus in you and your obedience has blessed me. I went on a Missions Trip to Uganda in 2003 to Godd Shepherd's Fold in Jinja. I was changed forever and still keep in touch and pray for them...I will now be praying for you and Amazina! God Bless you! Charlene

Marybeth Barrett said...

Thank you for sharing this story and showing us those who do great work, who love and help others. You don't always see that and when you do it's nice. Having compassion for others is a God given blessing. Be Blessed Siraji.

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Dear Katie, I'm just 10 years old from the United States and thought my life was so frustrating but now that I'm reading your book it really touched my heart <3 just know that you will be reciving 5 dollars in cash, please enjoy my message.

Timothy said...

Hello Katie,

Our son and his wife haved lived in
Kenya and now are preparing to live in Burundi. They are missionary teaching docs with a long term commitment to missions. We live in Franklin TN and are starting a prayer and encouragement group for long term POM's. Any chance your parents would like to meet us some time? thank you for following God's calling. Sharon

Jessica said...

Katie! I don't know if you read these, but I have a question I am dying to ask you! I am 15 years old, and I've had a heart for children all my life. Ever since I was 9 years old I have wanted to adopt as soon as I could. It has always been my dream to adopt the day I turn 18, but I didn't know if it was possible. I was so excited to hear your story, and find out that my dream was a possibility! I have to ask though, what were the requirements for you to adopt? Did you choose to stay in Uganda, or was it required that you live there after adopting?

Thanks! If you can, could you please reply? I am dying to know the answer!

-Jess.

pdean said...

Your book and blog are very inspiring and humbling ?
I have one request. My eyes are old and the brown background is very hard to read.
My granddaughter went ti Africa two years ago. She wants to go back. I was very afraid and did not want her to go, but now we are both sponsoring a child there .
Ignore the question mark after sentence. I should check before I keep typing!

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Caroline said...

Saying I loved your book would be an absolute understatement. I have been so inspired by you. I cant imagine how many lives you have changed by being in Uganda and the people around the world who have read this book. It would be more than a dream come true to be able to come to Uganda and meet you. To experience what you are experiencing would definitely be a blessing for me. You are an amazing person and I have been so inspired by you and your beautiful children. Praise God there are still people like you in this world. God Bless!!
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jennyberry98 said...

everyone is so beautiful and you truly inspire me. I was so humbled when I read your book and felt your passion for God and that is what I want someday. I will always be praying for you and your family in Uganda, and I want to thank you for serving God's people. I love what you do and I wish I would be able to do that someday. I cant express how touched and moved I am by you :) God bless you and I'll always be praying :)

jennyberry98 said...

I am so touched by everything you do. when I read your book, I was so humbled and I really felt your passion in serving Christ. I love that you love him and you really give me hope about this world. I am so happy there is someone like you out there who helps Gods children because it truly breaks my heart when I think of people who doesn't know God, who didn't get a chance to God and just dies. I am so blessed by your story and you inspire me on so many levels. I want to be like you someday, serving Christ with a passionate heart, eager in serving him. All the people in Uganda are so beautiful and their smiling faces brings me warmth and hope into my heart, I am so thankful to you and to God because you are God's grace. I hope that someday I would be able to serve Christ like you do. You are my role model and I admire you so much. Your love for Christ made me fall in love with you. God bless you and I am always praying for you and your family in Uganda. :)

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Maggie said...

I just finished your book Katie. I was so touched by it. I could hardly put it down. I love how you wrote about all the children and people that the Lord put in front of you to care for and your personal journals just made me cry. I felt like I was there with you in Uganda. I can relate to almost all you wrote Katie because my husband and I worked in the Kibera,a slum in Kenya. I admire you and as I read, I could feel just how much you love the Lord and your family. May God richly bless you as you care for "one at time." Press on for Jesus! Maggie

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Katie jo. I am currently reading Kisses from Katie which i got from my mom for Christmas. So far i'm half way through and have enjoyed every moment of it! Anyways would love to talk to you directly about becoming possibly pen pals with your friends in Uganda. I love how God has worked through you. God has inspired me through your book to follow Him through His wondrous plans for me and others. I have read MANY christian books: books about christian detectives who use the help of God to protect them, drama filled stories about teenagers life's and there relationships with friends, family, and God. But for some reason God has used your wonderful book to inspire me deeply to give my heart to Him. Have a wonderful day, week, month, and so on! I will pray for you, your family, and friends of Amazima. May the Lord bless you and keep you!

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Anna said...

I just wanted to tell you that you are an incredibly person. You should be proud of yourself. Keep your head up and don't stop doing what you are doing. Awesome photos, love the blog.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell you that you are an incredibly person. You should be proud of yourself. Keep your head up and don't stop doing what you are doing. Awesome photos, love the blog.