I have exciting news to share with you tonight! Some of you are familiar with Katie Davis Majors, a young woman who moved to Uganda and founded Amazima Ministries many years ago. Over the years she has adopted 13 girls, written Kisses from Katie, married her husband and had her first little boy. Amazima Ministries has many facets but the goal is to educate and empower the people of Uganda with God’s love. And they do just that!
Back on one of my first trips to Belize, a friend recommended Katie’s blog and I started following her journey. She was fairly new to Uganda at that point, hadn’t written her book or adopted all of her girls. She shared stories of everyday life, ways God was working and the amazing things He was doing.
For years I’ve followed along and watched from a distance as God taught her and led her, brought people to her and created a ministry with her. It’s been so incredibly inspiring and encouraging; especially to see another woman around my age who craves to see God and His glory. I’ve learned so much even from thousands of miles away.
You can imagine my excitement when I learned she’d written a new book, Daring to Hope. The book comes out this coming October, but guess what? I applied and was selected to be on the launch team to help promote her book — and it came in the mail yesterday!
I’m thrilled and started on the first few chapters after I put Levi down last night. Wow. It’s inspiring and rich. Seeing the things Katie learned ten years ago and how God taught and shaped her, the early chapters of this book are already showing how much more He has taught her and how humble she is before Him. He has, time and time again, taken brokenness and made it beautiful.
I can’t wait to read through the rest and let Him teach me — and I can’t wait to share with you once I’m done (which will probably be soon:)). In the meantime, the publisher has released a public sneak peek of the foreward and first chapter; I highly encourage you to read it. Enjoy and stay tuned!