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Meet The Team - Kathy Davis

Name and position with World Orphans.

Kathy Davis – Director of Holistic Care

What attracted you to your current position?

The opportunity to be specifically involved with seeing the church equipped and encouraged to ‘holistically care’ (spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally) for orphaned and vulnerable children.

Where do you live and who do you live with?

I live in Maryville, TN and I live with my husband of 25 years and 2 of my 3 daughters. (Husband: Keith – Daughters: Amanda, Anna, Amy – the ‘A team’)

If you could give your 18-year old self one piece of advice what would it be?

Don’t take yourself too seriously but be serious about knowing Jesus and making Jesus known. There is hope in no one else!

List three unique experiences in your life.

1. I’m from TN, my husband is from Alaska – we met in TX and married there!

2. I have run a full marathon and several half marathons. Nope, didn’t enjoy the running part so much - but loved the finish!

3. I would love to say I’ve jumped off cliffs, skydived, bungee jumped, scaled the tallest mountain…but I hate heights.

Other than the Bible [duh] what is the best thing you have read in the last year.

by Tim Keller

One thing you always have on your person is...?

Lip-stuff! (lipstick, lip gloss, blistex, carmex, etc.)

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Love where I live – Maryville, TN.

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"Meet the Team" is a weekly blog series showcasing the people who make up the World Orphans team. Every Thursday morning, grab a cup of coffee and meet another team member who is using their unique talents and gifts to care for orphans and strengthen churches in the U.S. and abroad.



Encouraged By Prayer

By Kathy Davis | Holistic Care

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ and a mighty man of faith, encountered affliction that left him so utterly burdened beyond his strength that there were times he despaired of life itself.

2 Corinthians 1: 9-11 reminds us that there is purpose even in hardship:

“This was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessings granted us through the prayers of many.”

River Oaks Community Church in Maryville, Tennessee is preparing for their third annual partnership trip where a team of eleven will be going to serve alongside Fountain of Hope Church in Nairobi, Kenya. After three years in partnership together through World Orphans, these two churches have become far more than partners; they are a family who love one another deeply from the heart. This partnership takes seriously the privilege of praying and relying on God, as Fountain of Hope continues to provide and care for 24 orphans, plant new churches, and share the hope of the Gospel in their community.

Christ has mobilized the church to be the means of sharing resources for those in need. One of the most fruitful ways for two churches from across the globe to partner well together and to stay connected is through an ongoing commitment to uphold one another in prayer. With each partnership trip, River Oaks and Fountain of Hope anticipate the joys of spending time with the children, partaking in the ministry of the church, and sharing the hope of Christ in the community.

Partnership trips are full of opportunities to minister together with a common goal of seeing people find their hope and help in Jesus Christ. Whether preaching God’s Word, feeding the hungry, or encouraging those making a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children, one of the greatest blessings of Church-to-Church partnerships is to uphold one another in prayer whereby people are helped, Christ alone is seen as sufficient, and God is glorified. What an inexpressible joy!