Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a peace filled day. This morning I went downstairs for Donut Day and to the store and this afternoon we have our Bible study here. Tomorrow is the Birthday party and then the weekend Memorial Day gathering. Emoji
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Every now and then our lives are impacted in a big way by someone whose life is a living example of a life spent for Christ. Somehow it shakes us from our own self- absorption and opens our eyes to what it means to give our all. Such was the case when I read an article by Sarah Nielson who interviewed Katie Davis Majors. Every time I have read about Katie in times past, I am amazed at what one person sold out to the Lord, can do for God’s kingdom.
  She is only 33 years old and has a husband and family of 13 adopted daughters and two of their own sons. It all began when she was 18 years old and spent her Christmas break at an orphanage in Uganda. She loved not only holding the babies and entertaining the orphans but spent the following year teaching kindergarten before promising her parents to go home the next year for college. But even before she went home, she had already acquired a house and taken in 4 orphans and started a school called Amazima, which means truth.
   I use to read about her life back then and she never dreamed she would get married, thinking what man would love her and agree to start life together with 13 children? But Benji Majors was also in Uganda as a missionary and they fell in love and are a good compliment to one another. He is quiet and consistent and she is more emotional and passionate. They find serving their family and the community together was God’s plan and one of great joy. When the adopted girls heard about Katy’s engagement, they were thrilled that they would be getting a daddy and now they have 2 brothers as well.
  We can only imagine how Benji and Katy must have to lean on the Lord. The school that was started by Katie now has over 600 students and 200 staff members. They want to encourage and educate the orphaned, poor, and vulnerable and have made such a difference in the lives of so many.  They take in anyone who needs care and don’t turn away any child or baby that has been abandoned.
   When I was young it was my dream to work in an orphanage and to care for those that had no family or were abandoned. But even though Al and I were willing to go to a foreign land and went to see the head of a Mission Society twice, we never had the call to go. God has a plan for each of our lives and our joy is found in obedience to that plan, whatever that is. And when we give it our all, who knows the lives that will be impacted through our obedience.
  Challenge for today: Seek God’s plan for your life and follow in obedience.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy