That trip changed a lot of people. For us, we began sponsoring our first child through Compassion. For Kristen, God started a chain of events that ultimately led to the birth of Mercy House, a maternity home in Kenya whose purpose is rescuing the most vulnerable pregnant girls in the country – young girls who have become pregnant through horrific circumstances.
Many of them are orphans or homeless and have been abused, raped, or forced into prostitution to support their families. Mercy House Kenya, now operating two maternity homes, brings the girls in and provides a safe, healthy environment where the girls are provided with medical and prenatal care, education, job skills, and discipleship.
The goal is to reintegrate the girls safely into their community after they have graduated from Mercy House. Mercy House also provides community outreach to help other young, single mothers through job skills training, education, and discipleship. You can visit their website to learn more about the vision of Mercy House. You might also want to read this inspiring story about how one Mercy House graduate is giving back to her community.
I have been supporting Mercy House almost since the beginning. First as a monthly donor, then, as a Fair Trade Friday recipient. I recently became a member of Team Mercy, serving as an advocate to spread awareness about the mission of Mercy House and continue to help support Mercy House financially.
Just use coupon code MercyHouseKenya to take 50% off each book from now until midnight Thursday, May 14. If you’d like to make a bigger donation, leave off the coupon code and the proceeds from the full amount will be donated or you can visit Mercy House Kenya to make your own donation.
If you’ve already got a copy of my books, but want to help, please consider making a donation directly to Mercy House or order a copy for a friend.
Thanks for your support of Mercy House Kenya, friends!