A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post called “Let’s Get Technical”. In that post I reminded all of you about the list on the right-hand side of my blog with my favorite bloggers. I also introduced a new link to The Mercy House, with a promise to tell you more about this link later.
Consider my promise kept.
The Mercy House is a non-profit maternity home in Kenya. It was founded by Kristen and her husband from Texas back in 2010. The purpose of this home is to aid pregnant girls living in extreme poverty. Most, if not all, have suffered extreme abuse in their lifetime and come to the Mercy House broken and ashamed. The Mercy House provides them with medical care and a place to live. But they do so much more than take care of basic needs. There they learn life lessons, such as how to be good mothers, as well as other skills so that they can begin to earn their own income. When they are ready, they are released back into society with the ability to support themselves. But most importantly, they learn about Jesus Christ and His saving grace.
I love the story of Mercy House. Kristen went to Kenya for a short mission trip, and God broke her and her husband’s hearts for the young girls in Kenya. He placed a Kenyan woman, Maureen, in her path who also had a deep desire to reach out to these young, frightened teenagers. Out of much prayer and fasting, the Mercy House was born and it has become something so much bigger than Kristen ever dreamed possible. Mercy House is now home to sixteen precious faces-eight girls and their beautiful children. And I’m sure as God continues to grow this ministry that they will help many more.
Kristen writes about The Mercy House as well as all other aspects of life over at wearethatfamily.com. I encourage you to click over to her blog and learn more about The Mercy House. For those of you who would like to help support this awesome ministry, I’ve provided a link over in the right hand side. This link takes you straight to The Mercy House Shop where you can buy all sorts of items that are hand-made by the girls in Kenya.
Like I said, I absolutely love the mission and the heart of Kristen and The Mercy House. And with Mother’s Day right around the corner, why not buy something from The Mercy House Shop that will also go to support a great cause?
Note to the folks in the back: This is not an affiliate link. Just wanted to tell all of my awesome readers about a great ministry! :)
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“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” ~Micah 6:8