Kristen Welch
About the Author

Kristen writes at her parenting blog, We Are THAT Family and is author of Rhinestone Jesus: Saying Yes to God When Safe Sparkly Faith is No Longer Enough and founder of The Mercy House. Follow Kristen on twitter as @WeareTHATfamily.

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  1. Kristin, how I love your heart for God’s girls! Thank you for all you do and continue to do for these lovely young women. I found your organization on Pure Charity and I firmly believe in Mercy House. When I see the photos of these smiling girls with their beautiful babies, my heart grows bigger. God Bless you.

  2. That C.S. Lewis quote is some hard words. Appreciate this article and my first intro into Mercy House as well. I will certainly be back.

  3. So affected by your words “I use to think I needed to be more before I could give more”. God takes us any way we are-broken, whole, rich, poor. We just need to say “yes” when He calls us to take that next step. Thank you for the reminder today. Blessings, Mary!

  4. Just watched the Mercy House Kenya video on your site and tweeted it out! A remarkable story of what can happen when we say “yes” to God.

    P.S. Hope to see you in-person again soon, Kristen! I think back often to your generosity when we drove through Houston in 2011.