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Friday, October 17, 2008

Have I Ever Steered You Wrong ???

1. I said read JESUS CALLING by Sarah Young would change your daily devotional life ... AND YOU SAID IT DID ..

2. I said read SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME and it would change how you viewed people ...AND YOU SAID IT DID

3. I said read RED LETTERS "LIVING A FAITH THAT BLEEDS" by Tom Davis and it would change your prayer life ... AND YOU SAID IT DID

Now I am going to beg you to read Katie Davis' blog from start to finish and I PROMISE IT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU VIEW THE WORLD ...


KATIE AND HER KIDS .... Isn't this just a picture of LOVE !!!


A friend told me to check out this 19 year old's blog from Uganda, so I did ... I read one post about her baptizing children in the Nile River and the tears just flowed ... She went on a mission trip and decided to call this place home for a year ... During her time there she saw so many needs and meet them ... She walked hours to help an aged grandmother clean her house and care for her scabies ridden children, she slept on a floor in the hospital of a dying child and literally prayed w/out ceasing (she is now the legal guardian of this child), she has killed chickens w/ her bare hands to feed her children, set up a foundation to sponsor 150 children for schooling, medical, and daily meals, she now has 10 children living w/ her that call her mommy, she has two employees, and has a party praising Jesus on Fridays at her house for over 80 children (she baths, feeds, and loves on these kids every Friday) ... SHE IS THEIR OWN PERSONAL ANGEL ...

I have only given you a glimpse of what this amazing girl is like ... READ HER BLOG STARTING BACK IN 2007 ... Make it your daily quiet time, or think of it as a book you are reading. You will see the heart of someone who truly understands Jesus' call for us to serve "THE LEAST OF THESE." ...

Katie is home this semester attending school and hopes to be back in Uganda by January ... I have meet her and now call her friend ... We see each other at least once a week ... She has been twice just to hold Ally Kat ... I love to listen to her stories of life in Uganda and about the amazing people she loves ...

If you could send just $10 to her it would make more of a difference than you know ...

STAY TUNED FOR A T-SHIRT I AM DESIGNING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR HER MISSION ...

I promise you won't regret the time spent getting to know this amazing young woman of faith and action ...

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK AS YOU ARE READING ... AND PLEASE LEAVE HER A SWEET COMMENT OF ENCOURAGEMENT ...

24 kind words.:

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

Gwen-

First of, I haven't been around her long enough to have heard about the books you listed until now.. but I will MOST DEFINITLY check them out!!

And THANK YOU for sharing Katie's blog with us. I just KNOW it will bless so many. I am blessed by what little I have just learned about her, and by seeing that picture of her with her kiddos. PURE LOVE!

I will try to start on her story this weekend. I look so forward to seeing Jesus work through her hands and feet and heart. I CAN'T wait!!

Give her a BIG HUGE hug from me as well as a heartfelt "thank you."

Much Love~
Amie

emily said...

I literally quote her all day long. What a blessing to read of the incredible maturity the Lord has gifted this precious young girl. I have been blessed and convicted beyond belief- I pray that she and Suz will make the trip to Texas to fundraise.

How perfect that He brought all of us to it near the same time- one more confirmation that we are just meant to be together sweet sister.

I love you!

Kathi said...

Can you get "Jesus Calling" at any Christian book store? I am so in need of that book now...I don't even know where to start, Gwen. I'll email you with the details later, when I can collect my thoughts

Michelle said...

Wow!! All I can say is Wow!! No, you have never steered us wrong and you certainly aren't starting today. I just went over and took a peek at her blog and I am amazed. I have bookmarked it and plan on going back and reading it bit by bit.

Hugs to you and your family,
Michelle

jennifer said...

She sounds amazing. I can't wait to go read her blog.

Cate said...

Wow! Just wow!

Michelle said...

Thanks, Gwen! I am going to bookmark her site and start reading it!

Hope you have a wonderful week-end!!

Lori said...

Gwen, I first heard of the site from Em's blog but didn't have the time at the moment to read what she wrote or visit the blog... this has been a wonderful reminder and thank you for it!

xox Lori

Tracy said...

Amazing, precious Katie! Thank you for letting others know about her and for seeking her out!!! She is what LOVE looks like in action!

Levi's been really sick with bronchitis and a bad cough.....got your text---looking so forward to Friday!

love ya!

Nikki said...

Incredible.
I will definitely be visiting her blog...and you know that JC helps and guides me on a daily basis!

Thank you for everything, Gwen. What WOULD we do without you?

Chantelle Becking said...

Love love love reading your blog...And loved reading Katie's blog. So awesome what God uses people to do in life. I am loving it.
We are currently adopting from Ethiopia and I have thought about doing some interim relief hosting for foster families. I just met a great woman at our church that is a foster mom and before that I had no idea it was an option. I wonder if it is like you are doing. I would love to learn more.
Feel God calling me to more right now in the midst of all of hte "stuff" happening around us.
Thanks
Chantelle

Tina said...

She is lovely...

and her passion is contagious.

AMEN! MAy we all work for the Uganda God has called us to!!!!

Janeen Jordan said...

Another friend recommended Jesus Calling to me and since reading it daily now for almost a month - I crave it every morning!!

Thank you so much for sending us Katie's way - her words, her life is truly a blessing. I can't tell you how impressed I am by this young person's character in today's world - such a wonderful spirit. I am looking forward to reading more about her life and her ministry.

Andie said...

Thank you for telling us about this wonderful young woman. She has done more with her young life than most people do in 80+ years. What an inspiration. I look forward to seeing what God is going to continue doing through her!
Blessings-Andie

Kristi J said...

hey...I can't wait to dive into her blog...she sounds amazing!! Kelly said something about getting together with her on Friday...how about my house so you can get out with the baby??? I'll email you, kristi

mommy24treasures said...

thanks Gwen I will read this later tonight:)

Amy said...

Thanks Gwen, great read!

Amy

Anita said...

Are ya sure she's only 19? WOW!! How many 40 yr olds don't get it. Well, PTL that she does and is already in the middle of God's purpose for her and these children. Thanks for sharing her blog with us...definitely a keeper!

Angel said...

Thanks for always sharing with us. I am planning to relax and enjoy going through her blog.
I met some friends of yours at Forestville Baptist Church-we were discussing our little girl from China and we both mentioned a family and it ended up being you guys-what a small world.
I am praying for you and where God will lead you as you pray for Abigail and Joseph-
we are also praying God's will for our family-whether China SN or Ethiopia-please pray that God will show Himself in a mighty way and we will be open to answer-
Thanks again for all you share-it has been my pleasure to follow your journey as you brought Maggie home-
God bless you all-
Angel

redmaryjanes said...

I will read it.

Rachelle said...

What an amazing woman!

Jeanne said...

Oh, my goodness.....I walk away from the blog world for a few weeks and look at all that happens with you!!!! I just finished catching up with October! WOW! Isn't our God just the MOST amazing??

Spent a beautiful, wonderful week with Tiff here in Smyrna, then left to go back to S. Asia with her for a week. It was the most precious time just loving on her and the kids. Need to update the blog...but just catching up on the reading for now.

Wow, wow, wow! I'm going to check out Katie's blog....would love to meet her, by the way.

And, for you, sweet friend, I'm praying. I know you have such an amazing support system...but if you need anything....please call me.

Kim said...

Hey Gwen, I'm thinking that I might have another way for you to raise more money for Katie.
Give me a call 754-5437 or cell 973-3004
Kim

Karen Twombly said...

This is what I am doing with your blog now. Reading from start to finish daily. :)