Thursday, September 29, 2016

Queen of Katwe Was An Unlikely Champion & Giveaway



Queen of Katwe releases nationwide in theaters tomorrow, September 30th.  You may have seen previews of this movie, it looks so good!  Disney's Queen of Katwe is based on the inspiring true story of Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi.  Phiona grew up in the slums of Katwe, Uganda.  One day she stumbles upon Katende and a group of children playing chess in a makeshift church.  Through Katende's guidance and the game of chess, Phiona is encouraged to believe in herself.  She begins to compete in local chess matches and wins international competitions.  Robert and Phiona's story celebrates the fact that champions can come from the most unlikely places.

Do you have an "unlikely champion" in  your life or community?  I just have to take a moment to give a huge shout out to one of mine, Kim Frey.  You guys, this woman is amazing and I have been lucky enough to call her friend.  D has had her for one of her teachers for the last two years in our Friday homeschool Co-Op.  She adores her and learns so much from her.

  Here is Kim in her co-op class last year.

 D in Kim's class this year - photo taken by Kim!

Kim has had more surgeries than anyone I personally know.  She has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, celiacs disease, mutated MYHFR gene, kidney disease, fibromyalgia, a pituitary tumor, thyroid disease, diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis.  Yet she is a Warrior!  She encourages so many on a daily basis.  If you have a moment would you please pray for her.  Kim you are amazing!

Please watch the heartwarming featurette below for more information on Queen of Katwe.



One thing you will learn from Queen of Katwe is that champions can come from anywhere!

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Disclosure:  I received my own Target gift card in exchange for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.

14 comments:

Julie Wood said...

One of my unlikely champions is my sister who is so loving and takes such good care of my nephew who has had so many challenges in this 4 years of life. She does not ask for help, but I help her when I can. She is so inspiring because of her love for her kids.

Julie Wood said...

I plan on seeing this movie with my sister and her husband!

Elena said...

Yes, I am going to see this movie with my family

Elena said...

One of my unlikely champions is my friend who is a disabled single mom of two. She does a great job raising her kids alone

steve weber said...

My unlikely champion is my coworker - she is disabled and still does her job well.

Elle said...

I may see it in the theater.

Natalie said...

My unlikely champion is my brother. He grew up to become a pastor and worship director and has helped so many people!

Natalie said...

I will see this movie with my brother when it comes to dvd.

Natasha Lamoreux said...

An unlikely champion in my life is my sister. She has been through so much but is still standing tall and inspiring others.

Natasha Lamoreux said...

I really want to see this and take my kids as well. She is a great inspiration and I want my kids to see all things are possible.

Mami2jcn said...

I plan to see the movie.

Mami2jcn said...

An unlikely champion is my son who has had to overcome a disability.

Sarah Mayer said...

My unlikely champion is a man named Ben I work for. He is disabled and in a wheelchair and he still runs his own card business.

Tracie Michelle Cooper said...

I would love to see this movie with my hubby