We rescued our first pregnant girl in Kenya more than 6 years ago.
32 teen moms later and we are humbled by what God has done–how He has given us precious children to love and healed, redeemed, and transformed these broken girls into beautiful mothers. There have been hardships and setbacks and broken hearts along the way, but God is faithful and He continues to give us what we need most: hope.
We are celebrating a new season with one of our girls. Esther, mother to little Nellie, is a recent graduate of the maternity home, Rehema House in Kenya, and she is our first teen mom to obtain an internship at a hairdressing and beauty vocational college. Esther will graduate with her certificate this week! And then move onto the next phase of getting a diploma as she works to find job placement. We are so proud of her hard work!
God redeems everything. And we thank Him for the good work He is doing in Esther and the other girls we’re helping. We praise God for this new beginning . . .
A couple of years ago, a Bible Study Group in South Carolina worked together to help us build a Beauty Salon on one of our property’s in Kenya. Each year, we are adding to it in small ways to help our graduates be better equipped with skills.
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WHAT IS TEAM MERCY? It’s an opportunity for your family to join our team and advocate for moms and babies in Kenya and women around the world by bringing awareness through fundraising events and sharing this amazing God story in your local community. Not only will you be supporting a worthy, grassroots cause, you will have
by founder, Kristen Welch I will never forget this day five months ago. It was the day I witnessed our work on the ground in Kenya from start to finish, the rescue of a desperate pregnant teen girl from an unthinkable hell. I still think about following this child with her swollen belly through the slum after
We began maternity homes in Kenya to keep teen moms and their babies together –and alive. So, to suddenly lose a baby we fought so hard to keep alive has been devastating. This past month, one of our babies died of SIDS. Baby Blessing was born too early at 31 weeks–just 24 hours after her
Imagine being so desperate to feed your children that you actually give them away. One by one. Hafsa, one of our new moms in Kenya, has parents who’ve had to make this unthinkable choice-again and again. Both are jobless and suffer from health issues. Four of Hafsa siblings are in a children’s home because of their situation.
Against all odds, these women have become Fair Trade Friday artisans, bracelet makers. And they have taken the money they have earned from accessories and they have put it to work. They pooled their money and came up with a business plan to start a taxi business and work themselves out of poverty over the next couple of
There is simply no way to describe with words exactly what happens in the lives of each teen mom in our maternity homes in Kenya. But know that it is sacred. These sweet girls have been abandoned and abused by the world and they come to us broken and afraid. Slowly, they transform. It’s small
She grew up in a brothel. She was recently rescued from a living hell in the heart of Kolkata, India. [Can we just let the weight of these words sink deep? Children in bondage. There are thousands and thousands of girls and women still trapped right now in this life and we have to stop
Mercy House is a little more than 6 years old. In that time, we’ve empowered the opening of maternity homes in Kenya (our flagship work through Rehema House) and supported more than 30 teen mothers and their children, along with dozens of indigenous employees and hundreds of family members of the residents have been impacted. Several years