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March 25th, 2015

When there are empty beds at Rehema House, it isn't hard to fill them. 

The epedmic of abused and abandoned pregnant teen girls is heartbreaking. Their stories are shocking and their suffering heartbreaking.

Rape, neglect, exploitation, disease--we've seen in all at Rehema House in Kenya.

But God.

February 24th, 2015

Their mothers were young and innocent.

They were conceived under brutal circumstances.

The didn't get prenatal care.

They didn't have a chance of survival.

They shouldn't have been born alive.

But they were.

Miraculously.

One mother and baby rescued at 3 days old near death, the other rescued from unthinkable abuse.

February 11th, 2015

Imagine you were born in a slum in Kenya.

You grow up stepping over the sewage running next to your house. Your home used to have a cardboard roof, but your dad was able to get a job as a day laborer and now it's a sheet of metal.DSC_6901

You still dread the rain because water leaks on your head.

January 19th, 2015

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.

January 12th, 2015

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:

December 17th, 2014

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:

December 3rd, 2014

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.

November 11th, 2014

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.

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