One of our goals for 2015 is to develop deeper partnerships with our Fair Trade Friday artisans as a way to support and encourage hands and feet on the ground. The Refugee Project began as an extension of Mercy House in 2014 and has become its own organization. If you're a Fair Trade Friday member, you've enjoyed the beautiful crocheted items by refugees from Nepal, Burma and Bhutan.
Mercy House was started nearly 5 years ago by inadequate people who simply wanted to help girls.
That same desire still motivates everything we do today.
We often wonder what can we offer? What can we really do to help the most oppressed people group in the world?
Our offering often feels small, insignificant. But we give because we have received much.
Together, we can make difference.
This the heart behind Mercy House:
Pioneering a new work like Rehema House in Kenya is challenging. We've learned from trial and error, success and failure. We've commited the work of our hands to God and after four years, we're excited to announce our new Mother & Child Graduate Sponsorhip Program:
Christmas might not be celebrated exactly the same in other countries, but it is celebrated at Rehema House in Kenya.
The residents look forward to the big family meal complete with extra servings of meat and chipati all year long.
The Christmas story is read and gifts are shared.
You might have noticed we have limited the information we share about each of the residents at Rehema House. We do this not only for their protection, but also their privacy. The girls have been tramautized by life and need a safe, quiet place to heal. At the same time, we want you to know them, to love them, to pray for them.
It's a challenging balance.
We are thrilled to announce a new way to give!
The Rehema Gift Catalog is a great way to give a gift to honor someone in your life and also help support moms and babies in Kenya!
In the past month, Rehema House has welcomed SIX new babies to the newest residents. That totals 15 moms and 15 babies in both the residences!
We thank God for healthy deliveries, for providing the resources needed (4 c-sections) and for protecting the young mothers.