The Impact Starts With One

Katie is someone who didn’t get overwhelmed with the large need in Uganda. Instead, she made it her goal to love one person at a time.

“I have learned that I will not change the world. Jesus will do that. I can, however, change the world for one person. So I keep stopping and loving one person at a time. Because this is my call as a Christian.” —Katie Davis

Katie Davis is a missionary and best selling author living in Jinja, Uganda. She was inspired to do work in Uganda after a life-changing three-week mission’s trip. She resides in Uganda with her 14 adopted daughters running Amazima Ministries International — an organization that cares for vulnerable children and families.

Often, people make the assumption that mission’s trips aren’t worth the time and money because of what “little impact” they have on a country as a whole. What can a few short weeks do in the grand scheme of things? We can’t cure diseases or stop them in their tracks. We can build structures, but then vanish after a few days onsite. The impact cannot be stretched long and wide in such a short time, so why bother?

But the people who don’t believe in positive results from a short-term mission’s trip are forgetting about the importance of the ONE! Changing the world for one person can then change the world for many! The “one” may be a part of the local community or a member of the mission’s team. Like Katie, what begins as a few week mission’s trip can transform into a lifetime of service.

You may not be on the ground running like Katie Davis, but you’re able to continue investing in the community from afar.

Choose a community and stay committed by…

  • Giving financially
  • Returning often
  • Training more people to serve on a trip
  • Sponsoring a family
The impact of the “one” is important. Because of you, hope is seen in the eyes of a woman who thought she would lose her child. Joy is heard in the laughter of a little one who is finally free of pain. Or, most importantly, the “one” is lead to eternal salvation through sharing the Gospel and making disciples.

These acts for the few can leave a transformational impact on the many.