In 2010…

We loved a lot…
and we laughed a lot.
We had the privilege of teaching people about our Savior, Jesus!

Amazima began work on the new fellowship site. It is now complete with toilets, a kitchen, a chapel, and a playground where all our children laugh, eat, play and learn about Jesus!
Joyce turned 7. I love watching her grow and delight in her tender heart and sensitive, compassionate spirit!
We all had the chicken pox.
We made new friends
Margaret turned 12. JOY just shines out of this precious girl.
Hope came to live with us.
Tibita turned 9. Such an awesome helper and encourager of her sisters!
We tried some new things.
Sweet Jjajja Grace was getting sicker. So we moved her in next door so we could care for her better.
She had active tuberculosis. But that didn’t stop my girls from wanting to love on her!
Patricia and I visited friends and family in America.
Zuula turned 11. Her gentle spirit is a blessing to all she meets.
Gwen came to visit, twice! And took her babies HOME!
Napongo and Alapea came to live with us for a bit while we nurse Napongo back to health.
We learned to fish.
Papa (Daddy to me) came to visit!
Scovia turned 8. This girl’s spirit is CONTAGIOUS. When she laughs, she laughs with her entire body. She is a light.
Our dog had puppies.
Sarah turned 9. Her sweet spirit and her wildly creative imagination blow me away every day!

We started homeschool and LOVE every minute!
Sumini turned 7. To think she was once my baby! She is such a joy – always full of hugs and smiles and energy!
Sweet Jja jja Grace went to live with Jesus.
Agnes turned 12. I am so proud of the leader she is becoming. She reminds me so much of 12 year old me! Can’t wait to see what God has in store for her!

We finally ALL know how to swim. This makes pool days much more relaxing for Mommy.

Hellen turned ten. She can make me laugh even on the hardest days.

Amazima continues to grow!

Our dog had puppies. again.

Jane and Grace turned 4. I know that God has marvelous plans for these two little angels!

We finished the playground!

Patricia turned 2. And was still as sassy as ever.

Prossy turned 15! So blessed by my oldest daughter! What a beautiful leader.

Maria and baby Agnes came to live with us

Auntie Shana was still the best baby sitter ever.

Jjaja came to visit. She is such a blessing to us!

Mary turned 10! Love her humble heart and her awesome faith in Jesus.

I had to upgrade to a bigger pot to cook the stew in… too many people living at our house! I’m so blessed to have lots of help in the kitchen.

Some things happened that we do not understand. We miss out sister every day.

Amazima kept right on growing. Awesome children and awesome staff, thank you Jesus!

baby Winnie came to stay for a while.

His love carries us through.

I will extol the LORD at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together.

I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.

Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34:1 – 9

88 thoughts on “In 2010…

  1. Dear Katie, what an inspiration you are to so many here in America and around the world! I am so glad I found your blog…you are in my prayers always, seeing your girls beautiful faces is like looking into the bright sunlight!


  2. And your lives, through it all, continue to influence more lives than you will ever dream or imagine. How honored I am to call you my treasured friend…See you, Lord willing, in April!! xo


  3. your children are beautiful, precious little blessings. hearing your story was one of many things that made me sure i would need to take a year off before college and do something, on a much smaller scale, like you are. so many hardships, so many blessings.
    god bless you and your darling daughters. love love love.


  4. Katie, God's work through you is beautiful. I wish you and your girls and Amazima continued blessings this year. Your willingness to follow God's leading has inspired so many. Thank you for being obedient to His calling.


  5. Your amazing and my inspiration for when I think my life is hard. Much blessings to you and your babies!

    What incredible faith you show w/your actions of love and hope!


  6. What an AMAZING year! I pray for you daily and what you are doing. You inspire me. I would love to come visit you sometime and love on all of those little ones. I will give my info to Gwen so that if you need anything, she can let me know personally:) Your sister in Christ in “the merica”…


  7. Katie, you don't know me, but I wanted to tell you how much it means to me to be able to see your dedication to serve God where you are. Seeing picture of you and your girls always renews my desire to serve God and love on those who need loving.Thank you.


  8. Katie,
    Your story is so inspiring! I went through and read so many of your old posts, and what a whirlwind you've been through! Its so encouraging though to see that this is possible. I want to be able to do something like this one day, whether in Africa, Honduras or here in the States. You can tell that you have such a strong relationship with God, and I really admire that. I can't wait to see what he brings you in 2011!


  9. What a beautiful family you have. It truly blesses my soul to see the wonderful works of God that He performs through LOVE! Many blessing to you, your family, and the ministry that our Lord has committed to your hands! My prayers are always with you.


  10. I've featured you on my blog this week because I think you are AMAZING!! You've inspired me sooo much!! I hope that's ok…if there's anything you want me to change though let me know!! Lots of love to you and your beautiful family!!


  11. I just heard about your blog and I am moved to tears – no, to my knees. Thank you for your service an love. God bless you and your today and always.


  12. WOW, your blog makes me cry every time I link to it from my own. Thanks for being such an amazing servant. You enrich my life out here in CA simply by allowing me to be a part of yours through prayer. Your family is beautiful and it is a privilege to read your updates. Thank you–dianne πŸ™‚


  13. LOVE it!

    You are BLESSED beyond belief!!! God called you … and you answered. How many other young people is God calling … but they are failing to answer. They are too worried about their friends, their careers, their college degrees.

    YOU are more BLESSED than any of them … any of those that have failed to heed the call of the Lord on their lives.

    Keep doing what you are doing! God has a MIGHTY plan for your life.

    Laurel πŸ™‚


  14. I have been to Africa and I have witnessed how great of a need there is, the people are very grateful of any help that they get they are humble and full of love to give, what you are doing for them it is a gift from God. That is your talent to help others and to be there. If only more people would have that courage and that Faith that you endure. I know you will never loose hope and those around you will make sure. You are surounded by great human beings and wonderful relationships. God Bless You!


  15. Katie, you are such an inspiration, I don't know you personally but I love you.
    I pray my sons find a woman like you, one devoted to the kingdom of God. Praying diligently for you and your girls.


  16. God bless you and your family. Who is Jane, that was referred to in one of the comments? How did you get there? Where are you from? YOU ARE AMAZING!


  17. Thank you so much for all you have done, Katie! You have definitely impacted the hearts of Ugandans and Americans! We will keep you in our prayers and help out as much as possible! Thank you! You have changed our hearts so much to where we want to come and follow your footsteps. Although we are only 12, we are still trying to save money, a lot of money, to come to Uganda. Thank you!

    – Ellie and Madison


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