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Kisses from Katie

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    Do you want to read a blog about something real? Something more profound than yarn or poetry? Something about changing the world one life at a time?

    This is Adoption Sunday. Read about a 19 year old girl who went to Africa and adopted 14 African children by herself and is raising them (as well as other orphans in the place of their parents). She, now 22, is their mother and will be for life. Please... if you have anything to offer them, or if you don't, then take something. Take joy, take heart, take encouragement. I've never seen or met anyone like Katie. I hope you'll be as touched as I am every time I hear her speak.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfXgCx3f_1c
    You tube video

    http://kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com/
    blog

    http://www.amazon.com/Kisses-Katie-Stor … 1451612095
    Her book




    Here is an excerpt from her blog:

    " I can’t believe that it has been over a month now since I patted my sweet friend’s head as I said goodnight to her small frame on my couch. I can’t believe it has been over a month since I sat behind her in the hospital bed holding her body in the only position that was comfortable in those final hours.

    And truth be told, in the late night hours alone with the Father on the cold, hard floor of my bathroom, I have beat my fists against the smooth tile and against my strong Father’s chest and I have sobbed it until the words won’t come, “I can’t believe she’s dead.”

    We fought so hard.

    It is her little boy’s sixth birthday. We had talked for weeks about the party we would have, with a cake, but that was when they still lived here, when his mother still lived. Instead, I drive across the bridge to where he is now being raised by his aunt and a kind neighbor. We bring the cake. We sing Happy Birthday and he is ok and the kids have fun and are happy. And as we drive away and all smile and wave, I cry.

    I didn’t want the story to end this way."

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    ExpectGreatThingsposted 3 years ago

    I read her book earlier this year. I love the way she writes and her heart is just huge! She is unbelievably inspiring!! Thanks for reminding me of this.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      She is so inspiring... when she speaks, she is very unassuming, but passion for those in need just bubbles out of her until you want to stand up and cheer. I can barely keep from sobbing when she speaks.

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    Emile Rposted 3 years ago

    An incredible young woman.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes... she's a hero. I need to be like her when I grow up.

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    A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago

    "Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ. "

    http://www.christianbook.com/kisses-kat … ew=details

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yep.

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        A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        At least we know her motive is evangelism.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I wonder what her motive for evangelism is... It's love. Love for those who do not know that they can be saved. And to be honest, if her motive were to save plant life, her work there would be no less necessary or impressive. She is saving lives and loving the unloved. When you do something like that, please let me know and i will start a thread about you too.

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            A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Indoctrination, of course.



            Whatever I do for others is not because my motive is to teach them about Jesus. But, I can see you don't understand that.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Im glad to hear you've done something good in your life.

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              ExpectGreatThingsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Hi Troubled - I don't want to cause trouble here, but I'm guessing if you knew Jesus you'd think differently smile

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                A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I think I know Jesus better than most Christians.

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Never has a more false statement been made.

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                    A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I understand those teachings while you follow Christianity, huge difference.

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                  psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  I am an atheist but still don't give a damn if she is saving them for Jesus.  She is saving them.  That's the important part here.

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                    Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Thank you.

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                    A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Yet, her book says that she has started a ministry with the intent of spreading the gospel. Haven't we seen this kind of thing before and the results thereof?

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            ExpectGreatThingsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Beth, you make me smile smile

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Im glad, thanks. I feel like I shared something precious here... something too good for this forum. lol
              What she does is like no one or nothing I've ever heard before... it's so completely selfless and to have her submitted to their ugly, dark remarks has made me angry... Ill try to regain my composure, but I should probably get away from the computer for a while. smile

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                A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Too good for this forum? Why not try a Christian evangelical site where it will be appreciated?

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago
 
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