Jesus does not ASK us to care for the poor …

… he DEMANDS it!


Shelley and Gary Brumbaugh

Old friends of ours, who used to serve with OM here in Austria and Eastern Europe, and then here in Vienna with ICSV, Gary and Shelley Brumbaugh, will be moving to Uganda in April.

Gary will be the construction manager for Amazima Academy in Jinja, Uganda’s second-largest town, about 100 km east of Kampala.

This news prompted me to look up their website, and to follow some links to Youtube videos, and what I found still has me staggering.

Katie Davis with her 13 daughters

Katie Davis with her 13 daughters in 2013

The title of this post is taken from a speech  by now 25-year-old Katie Davis from Brentwood, Kentucky who went on a three-week mission trip to Uganda during her senior year, and then went back with a one-year commitment after she had graduated from high school.

Her one-year commitment led to the founding of Amazima Ministries and a lifelong commitment, and to her fostering (and soon adopting) thirteen children from preschool to high school age.

Read more about Amazima Ministries at their website, get to know Katie at her blog,  and watch some of the videos linked below.

Katie Davis 2010 speech, two parts

Katie Davis with Pastor David Platt at Brook Hills Church
(Oct 16, 2011)


Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 23.55.14Katie Davis has described some of her experiences with God in a book, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption. The title links to Amazon — go and buy a copy if you want to be encouraged. It’s available for Kindle as well.

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