Tuesday, July 29, 2008

This is Heartwarming . . .

Have you heard of the young woman from Tennessee who always dreamed of growing up to be Mother Teresa?
Her name is Katie, and after high school graduation in 2007, she went to live and work in Africa. Her parents weren't originally thrilled with her choice, preferring her to go to college instead, but she convinced her mother to take a short trip with her during her Christmas vacation of her senior year. She fell in love with the people and the work. And couldn’t wait to graduate high school to go back. 

Her father agreed to give his blessing as long as she only stayed for nine months and then returned to the US to attend college. She’s following that plan. Along the way, she and her father started a non-profit organization, Amazima Ministries, to fund the orphanage and school where she worked and liveed. Katie hoped to raise $3,000 and instead ended up raising $26,000. That was enough to hire people to carry on her work while she’s getting her education. Isn’t God wonderful?

Katie went back to Africa this past month to spend time there before her next school year begins. This article tells about her amazing journey, and you can read Katie's blog for additional information. There are forms on the blog if you wish to donate to her cause. 


Paula said...

How awesome!

Jan Parrish said...

Very heartwarming. Check out Michele's blog about Mother Teressa.

Charlotte said...

What a heartwarming story. I happened onto your blog by accident however, was it really an accident? I think maybe I was suppose to be here on your lovely blog. Ginger of Enchanting Cottage and I have started a new blog called Spiritual Sundays where bloggers can go and sign their URL to guide others to their posts on Spiritual/Inspirational things. This Saturday will be the first time to open it up for others to participate. I hope you will visit my blog to learn about it and I hope you will want to participate.