A Terrible Kind of Beautiful

by founder, Kristen Welch I pulled up to my church and looked through the window and I saw a miracle: Every fair trade item perfectly placed in the new Mercy House Global Market, ready for it’s grand opening. I, mean, this second retail store didn’t exist a month...

A Good Story For Good Friday

When our family left Kenya three weeks ago, we left burdened. The kind of weight that sits on your heart and is there when you go to bed and when you wake up and the long hours in between. Maybe you know the kind of heaviness I'm talking about. It's the kind that will...

Halfway Home: A Transition Home Update

At just 14 years old, Irene was tricked into believing she would be given steady work. Her family in Uganda was very poor and barely surviving and she thought a good job would change everything. Irene was a victim of modern day slavery. She was illegally brought into...

Growth & Transitioning Home

When something is healthy--it grows. Growth isn't always easy or comfortable, but it's always a good sign. We are experiencing sweet growth in Kenya. In January, when the new school term began, several of our teen mommas who had finished the residential program at...

Home For Christmas

[Learn about our Home for Christmas Campaign] Look what you have done: In Kenya, thanks to you, 32 teen moms have been rescued from dangerous situations and become mothers in safe and loving maternity homes, 31 miracle babies have taken their first breath, 12 street...

A New Beginning

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...

Join Team Mercy

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...

Rescue Me, Too

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...

To Be A Blessing

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...