Sunday, December 04, 2016

Lives Changed Forever

This past October the boys and I traveled to North Carolina to see Maureen! We were so very excited ... it had been a year since we last saw her. She was speaking on behalf of Mercy House. I would also meet Kristen Welch... from We are THAT family! Kristen is the founder of the Mercy House. Oh, and did I say how beautiful North Carolina is in October?

This is Kristen, Wesley, Maureen, Mazzy and Wyatt

Ladies shopping the Mercy House table. 

This was our 3rd time seeing Maureen in the states. We talk a lot by messenger and facebook. It is always great to see her. We are family. 

Maureen and Mazzy

Maureen and Kristen spoke about Mercy House and told Lilian's story.Lilian lived in the slum with her aunt... when her aunt would leave to find work the men in the slum would have their way with Lilian... passing her around. God is the God who turns ashes into beauty and that is what He did with Lilian. Maureen brought Hope to Lilian and Mercy House became Lilian's new home. Since that time Lilian has received prenatal care, shelter, food, schooling, life skills, delivered a beautiful baby boy and accepted Jesus into her life.  Now Lilian is mentoring the new girls coming to Mercy House. 

The Stackabilities bracelets above are made by the Give Hope women. Fair Trade Friday is part of Mercy House and they employ women around the world with jobs to get them off the streets and teach them a way to care for their children.  I am a member of the Fair Trade Friday Bracelet club. Each month I receive a bracelet from one of these artisans from around our world. I love them! I am giving lots as Christmas gifts. 

Mazzy was shy at first but warmed up to us pretty quick. I loved visiting with Maureen and him. I loved meeting Kristen. She is so real and down to earth....  

Mercy House, Maureen and Kristen (and lots more staff) are changing lives every day. Maureen was a Compassion sponsored child and she will tell you how it changed her life. Right now Mercy House is home to around 30 young pregnant girls. If you would like to shop Mercy House or give ....   please click here. If you want to learn more about Mercy House click here.  

Thanks for letting me share.

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Grace~ Teena

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the link! I love to hear of your adventures & stories! The pictures of the mountains were beautiful! Makes me want to go!