At the young of 18, Katie Davis did, that no one would even think of doing at that age. She was a homecoming queen and a senior class president, still, she traded her great opportunities for a different life. In December, she went on a mission trip to Uganda, while she was in her senior year, where she has written her desires in her heart. At that moment, God opened her eyes to a different opportunity and guided her.
It was that time when she decided to forgo university and commit one year of teaching kindergarten in an orphanage in Uganda. She doesn’t know, what this path will lead her to, but wants to obey God.
In 2008, Katie made Uganda her permanent home and launched an organization named Amazima Ministries. It transforms lives, change communities and restore relationships. At the age of 23, Katie adopted 13 young girls and raised them as her own children.
In an interview she said, now she has learned what true love is, after taking care of her adopted children. Katie met Benji first time when he came to Uganda to serve as a missionary. Later found he was from her hometown, Franklin, Tennessee. They both get married in 2015.
She doesn’t have any of her friends or relatives, instead, have her 13 girls as bridesmaids. Katie said, to share the love the god, u don’t have to come to Uganda and adopt 13 girls. You can do it from where you live. Just be a good person, meet new people, be a good neighbor, face each day with the joy of God.