Kisses from Katie

Kisses from Katie

A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

By Katie J. Davis; Jaimee Draper (Narrated by); Beth Clark

Oasis Audio, Compact Disc, 9781609813789

Publication Date: October 1, 2011


My life in the red dirt of Uganda... "Sometimes I want to spend hours talking with my best friends about boys and fashion and school and life. I want to go to the gym; I want my hair to look nice; I want to be allowed to wear jeans. I want to be a normal young woman living in America, sometimes. But I want other things more. All the time. I want to be spiritually and emotionally filled every day. I want to be loved and cuddled by a hundred children and never go a day without laughing. I want to wake up to a rooster’s crow and open my eyes to see lush green trees that seem to pulse with life against a piercing blue sky and the rusty red soil of Uganda. I want to be challenged endlessly. I want to be taught by those I teach, and I want to share God’s love with people who otherwise might not know it. I want to work so hard that I end every day filthy and too tired to move. I want to make some kind of difference, no matter how small, and I want to follow the calling God has placed on my heart. I want to give my life away, to serve the Lord with each breath. At the end of the day, no matter how hard, I want to be right here in Uganda." -Katie Davis

About the Author
Bethany Haley grew up in Western, Kentucky. In 2008, she co-founded Exile International in Brentwood, Tennessee. The organization exists to instill hope, healing, and love to Africa's war-affected children and former child soldiers through art and expressive trauma therapy. Bethany works with and trains existing African organizations and local leaders on the ground, to help increase peace-building skills and counseling programs in the wounded communities of Congo and Uganda.

She is a specialized trauma therapist with a PhD in counseling psychology and is quickly becoming an expert and leader in the specialized field of healing war-affected children and former child soldiers with worldwide organizations such as the UN sending victims to her for help. To learn more, visit or

Beth Clark is a writer and publishing consultant who has ghostwritten four top-ten New York Times bestsellers. She runs a business called Thinkspot Communications in the rolling hills of Franklin, Tennessee.