I am inspired by so many organizations and individuals that actively make a difference in our world. Therefore, I want to highlight an individual and organization that I love dearly. And, they are extra special because they are part of my Nashville community and share my love for Uganda.
The individual’s name is Katie Davis Majors. The organization is Amazima. Have you heard these names before?
If not, you are in for a treat.
Kisses from Katie
I do not want to give too much away about Katie’s story because you really should read her book Kisses From Katie and learn all about her through her own words.
Katie is amazing! The book is amazing! If you have a passion for making a difference, living for God, and/or releasing precious children from poverty – this is a must read.
For those of us who possess the passion described above – global poverty and the number of affected children often seem too great, and the thought quickly seems so overwhelming. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing how to make a difference. What spiritual gifts did God give me? How can I serve Him through these gifts?
Well, Katie figured this out at the very young age of 18 during a short-term mission trip. Two years later, and she is running an incredible organization, Amazima Ministries. Presently (10 years after her first trip to Uganda) The Amazima School is months away from opening its doors.
Our stated mission is to live out the love of Jesus by educating and empowering the people of Uganda and the communities we serve.
Amazima focuses on the following areas:
- The Amazima School
- Education Sponsorship Outreach
- Masese Feeding Outreach
- Masese Women’s Beading Circle
- Medical Care Outreach
- Farming Outreach
You can read more details on their programs and services through the links provided.
I love the Beading Circle! If you need a beautiful and affordable gift for yourself or others that gives back, check out Amazima’s store. I purchased The Alice Bracelet, and it is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. I get so many compliments on my bracelet and enjoy talking about the bracelet’s story. Also, wearing it gives me a constant reminder to pray for Uganda and Lucky.
Farming God’s Way
Amazima’s farming outreach really peaked my interest since Lucky farms alongside his guardian. To me, Uganda seems ideal for farming based on their weather, location, and lush vegetation so I wondered why hunger was so prevalent among the country.
I learned that poverty is the culprit – yet again, unfortunately. Poverty creates a lack of motivation and thought process to just give up. Poverty robs people of education so proper farming techniques are unknown.
Amazima utilizes a technique I had never heard of before called “Farming God’s Way”. You can see from the picture, the results are remarkable! I was so blown away that I researched this technique thoroughly through this site. As a result, I was inspired to write a letter to Lucky to see if he knew about this method.
The site offers excellent resources with several guides and posters that I included in the letter to Lucky. If you sponsor a child that farms or has a family member that farms, this is a great letter topic, especially relevant to Uganda, to teach new techniques or to inspire.
Want to help?
While Amazima prepares to open their school doors in early 2017, they are in need of items. They had such a clever idea – create a registry! Gifts start out as low as $1.79. If you would like to be a part of welcoming the students and staff, you can view their registry here.
A few months ago, I posted about another local company that I love, Banded. Amazima is the organization that receives the meals from each headband purchase.
Finally, there are many ways to support Amazima Ministries and be involved. Most of all, you can help through prayer. As I sign off today I am going to leave you with their prayer requests for this month and hope you will include them in your prayers.
- The community of Masese. Please pray for God’s will to be done in the families who call Masese home.
- Pray for individuals and families who are moving to Uganda to be on staff at The Amazima School.
- Please pray for the Amazima Team in Uganda to have a tangible sense of God’s love, peace, and unity that’s lived out in all they see, feel, and do.
With Love, Prayers, & Blessings,