UPDATE: The campaign is over, but the blessings have just begun. Thanks to YOU, the beautiful (in)courage community, 782 women donated $31,575 directly to Mercy House Global!! The gifts you’ve given will help provide sustainable, dignified jobs for women in poverty around the world. Amazing! What a way to start a season of giving thanks.
We couldn’t love you more!
We’re looking for 1,000 women to join (in)courage in partnership with Mercy House Global . . . will you be one of them?
Our goal between November 1st and November 16th is for 1,000 women to donate $15 or more to Mercy House to help provide sustainable, dignified jobs for women in poverty around the world. This is one tiny, practical thing we can each do — in Jesus’ name — to make a huge difference in a woman’s life.
Will you join us?
When you donate $15 or more, we will send you a beautiful hand-stitched ornament made by a Mercy House Global artisan — one of the very women who will benefit from this fundraiser. While this will look GREAT on your Christmas tree this year — even more important– it’ll be a visual reminder for you to pray. Pray for the woman who stitched the felt, for her children and her community. Pray for the women who have not yet discovered Mercy House but soon will. Pray for Kristen and the entire Mercy House team for strength to continue with their mission.
Together, we can help to provide a brighter, more dignified future for God’s daughters in need.
Why Mercy House Global?
When we look at the world’s big problems — problems like human trafficking and systemic poverty — it’s easy to feel completely overwhelmed, even paralyzed with inadequacy. After all, what can one person really do to change the world? Kristen Welch, former (in)courage contributor (yay!) and founder of Mercy House Global, is teaching us that the answer to that questions is, A whole lot.
Kristen’s radical story started with a small yes to God. Yes, I will choose to see the needs. Yes, I will give what I have even though it doesn’t feel like enough. Since starting in 2010 with one maternity home to help rescue pregnant teens from Kenya’s worst slum, Mercy House Global has expanded to help address the root issue of poverty by creating jobs through Fair Trade retail. Mercy House has since transformed thousands of lives by helping impoverished women become skilled artisans.
Their mission is simple:
Rescue A Girl. Empower A Family. Redeem A Generation.
(in)courage sisters, we can be a part of this life-changing work! For just $15 or more, you can be a part of the #1000mercies movement and help provide a job for a woman in desperate need. Let’s link arms to works towards a brighter, more dignified future for God’s daughter’s — our sisters in Christ.
Get a deeper look at the Mercy House story here:
Read all the #1000mercies posts:
Changing a Life and Changing the World by Mary Caver
A Powerful Story of Saying Yes to God by Robin Dance
From Homeless to Hopeful by Dorina Lazo Gilmore
Advancing God’s Kingdom Right Where You Are by Michelle Reyes
The Dignity of Work by Dorina Lazo Gilmore
When Christmas Mercy Comes Early by Becky Keife
How else can you help? We’re so glad you asked!
- 1000 ornaments. 1000 trees. 1000 women. Join the #1000mercies movement with @incourage! https://aws.incourage.me/1000-mercies
- I’m linking arms with @incourage to provide a brighter, dignified future for God’s daughters in need. Join us: https://aws.incourage.me/1000-mercies #1000mercies
- Let’s adorn 1000 Christmas trees with reminders of the unending mercies we receive (in) Christ. Join the #1000mercies movement with @incourage: https://aws.incourage.me/1000-mercies
- Rescue a girl. Empower a family. Redeem a generation. Join the #1000mercies movement with @incourage: https://aws.incourage.me/1000-mercies