Several blogs I read kept posting about Kisses from Katie. I finally took the time to reserve it from the library and am so glad I did.
Watch the video to hear from Katie herself!
Katie decided to take a year off between high school and college to volunteer at an orphanage. What she didn’t know was that God planned to turn that year into a lifetime. She opened up her heart to the sick and hurting and started a non-profit to help meet the basic needs of children.
One part from the book really got me:
“There are 143 million orphaned children (throughout the world), 11 million children who starve or die from preventable diseases, 8.5 million that work as child slaves or prostitutes, and 2.3 million that live with HIV. This all adds up to 164.8 million needy children. At first glance that looks like a big number, but 2.1 BILLION people on this earth proclaim to be Christians.
The truth is that if only 8% of the Christians would care for one more child, there would not be any statistics left.”
The really exciting thing is that just as I was finishing this book our youth pastor asked if we would share our adoption journey at church. What great timing!
I am reminded how no matter our age, we all have the opportunity to impact and make a difference. I see, especially, how teenagers are eager to be part of that 8% and use their voice for the less fortunate.
Did you watch the video? I love the part where Katie says, “I didn’t find God’s will for my life…it’s in the bible.”