Thursday, September 12, 2013


I am inviting you to take a trip with me. We're going to leave the country and you won't be needing your passport. Today, I'm bringing you to Kenya with me.

We're going to The Mercy House.

If you have followed my blog or know me in person you know how much I love the ministry of The Mercy House Kenya. I fell in love with what God was doing there. I also fell in love with 12 teen moms and their sweet babies. Today, like me, you can meet them without ever leaving your house.

In March of 2010 Kristen Welch from We are THAT family traveled to Kenya, Africa with Compassion International to write about poverty and help get sponsors for children there. While she was there they visited the world's largest slum. Through her tears she asked God how He could allow so much human suffering? She felt in her heart that He asked her the very same thing! What was she doing? Two weeks after she returned home she found this article on CNN about girls having backstreet abortions in that very same slum. Through that trip she felt God calling her and her family to start a maternity home. The Mercy House Kenya was born. In Kristen’s words, "We are just a simple family who said yes when God asked." 

You can say yes today, and be a part of that. You can join with them and change the lives of your sisters in Christ in Africa.

When (in)courage asked some bloggers to help spread the word of a God-sized project for The Mercy House Kenya I signed up! The project is called (in)mercy. There are 5 phases to this project.

Four months, five projects! Just in time for Christmas!

Today, is the start for phase 1! We are raising money to get The Mercy House a new van! With 12 moms, 12 babies, and all of the Mercy House staff there a ton of errands and running around. Another vehicle would mean always having one at Mercy House and another available to run errands and go to doctors appointments. Plus it would mean being able to safely transport the moms and their babies! How awesome is that?!

We're asking you to participate with us! 

Here's how you can help:
Give- Click here  and donate toward a van for 12 mamas and their babies.
Share- Would you share with your community about this ministry?
Rally- Would you ask people to join you in advocating for Mercy House Kenya?

Together we can make a difference! 

"He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8

Kenya photos courtesy of Bess Brownlee.

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