Taking a slight detour on my current series on The ABCs of Compassion to share about another non-profit that has taken things global.
Sometime after we started sponsoring with Compassion, I started reading blog posts from people who had opportunities to travel with Compassion. One blogger that I have continued to follow for the past nine years is Kristen Welch who blogs over at We Are That Family. This post about one day she spent in Kenya is probably one of the most powerfully written posts about how hope can be found in the middle of unspeakable living conditions.
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know” - William Wilberforce
I believe one of the reasons I have continued to follow Kristen’s journey is that she came home completely changed and did something.
Mercy House Global was started to give hope and provide sustainable jobs to women living in poverty around the world.
Currently, I subscribe to the Fair Trade Friday monthly original box which includes 3-4 Fair Trade items each month. The items in this latest box have to be some of my favorites!
I was able to paint this batik print with the colors provided and now have a beautiful piece of art that was created by people in Malaysia.
Over the last nine years, I have read many books and watched many documentaries that have made me really think about how life is so different and challenging outside of our country.
Want to be part of changing lives? Be sure to explore the Mercy House Global web site and learn more about this wonderful ministry.