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Change of Plans


“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” – Proverbs 16:9

When Katie Davis Majors graduated high school, she planned to study nursing and go into the medical field. But an autumn mission trip later that same year changed her goals in a big way.

Katie fell in love both with Uganda and the orphans she met while there. She returned to the States to start her degree but found herself drawn back to Africa within a few months.

While she was there, Katie founded Amazina Ministries, an organization focused on educating and providing for the needs of the poor in Uganda. When a local house collapsed, Katie took in a young girl orphaned in the accident.

Katie continued to adopt orphans who were in need of a warm home and a caring mother. By the time she was 23, Katie was providing for 13 kids who called her “mama.”

She eventually wrote a book about her unconventional family titled Kisses from Katie and followed it up with Daring to Hope. Both books explore the themes of faith, loss, and redemption.

Katie thought she’d already chosen her path in life. But God led her to change her plans and embrace a different life than she’d imagined.

Although it can be hard and scary when God directs you to a different path, don’t be afraid to follow Him. He knows the way, and He’ll never lead you wrong.

Prayer: God, I confess: sometimes when life deviates from what I think it should be, it scares me. But I choose to trust You. You know what You’re doing, and I trust Your plans for my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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