Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Love Mercy

I don't know where to begin.  I don't know what to tell you.

I've had a stirring in my heart for quite some time.  A stirring to do more.  Do more for the widows, the orphans and the poor.  Like Jesus commands.

Sure, we sponser two Compassion kids.  But, it's not enough.  We can do more.

There is a ministry that is in the beginning stages, called The Mercy House . My friend (I use that term loosely, I met her once at a blog meet up dinner and haven't spoken to her since!) went to Kenya.  And from that trip, God stirred a passion inside her for Africa.  So, she's obeying what God has laid on her heart.

Her family is starting The Mercy House .

Please go to their site and click around.  

What is it?  A maternity house for pregnant girls in Kenya.

Why?  Because every 30 minutes a girl is raped in Kenya.  Because mothers often sell their daughters bodies for food for the family.  Becasue 26,000 girls die from an infection from having an illegal abortion.

The Vision:

Provide a safe place-a guarded home with six maternity beds
Prenatal Care-vitamins, checkups
Proper Nutrition-protein and regular meals
Counseling-post abortion/prostitution
Ministry-prayer, Biblical teaching
Skills-jewelry, soap, sewing (future products will be sold here)
A nurturing environment in-which to give birth
A safe place to stay and learn and heal until they graduate from the program
A fund to start small business or go to school

I'm excited about this.  I want you to be excited about this too!  Please, go visit The Mercy House and see if the Lord stirs your heart.  And then answer that stirring. Or just go look around.


  1. I enjoyed reading the link and all the info - sounds like an exciting ministry. I will at least be praying!

    Love you,

  2. That is awful! Every 30 minutes?? Thanks for the link. I will go to it!

  3. I keep thinking about this ministry. I think it's fantastic and I know your friends are going to touch so many lives.


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