A teacher gave an examination with a black dot on the page.
There is one question on the test: What do you see on the page?
The students wonder if it's a trick question. They turn the page over and the only thing they see is the black dot.
Sometimes you have to step back and pause and recognzie the beauty around you.
We have seen God do the impossible again and again.
Hope born of sorrow.
Beauty from ashes.
Your regular baby fix. You're welcome:
Water is life.
We cannot live without it. And we cannot imagine not having it.
Until we don't.
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this summer, the Mercy House warehouse is busting at the seams with volunteers.
It's pretty amazing.
Moms and grandmas, single women and kids fill the room and they work.
It seems crazy that something so small can make a difference.
But that's the principle Mercy House thrives on--the tiny gift, the little sacrifice, the small army of faithful monthly donors, sponsors and Club members who make this work around the world possible.
Our fair trade work not only provides skills, jobs and future income for the graduates of Rehema House, it provides it around the globe.
Can something as small as a pair of earrings really make a difference?
We've spent the last 5 years describing and sharing in detail what happens in Kenya at Rehema House.
It's been hard and amazing.
It's been miraculous.
But that's really only one side of the story. For years, there has been a not-so-small army of donors and volunteers who have given over a million dollars-to-date and served thousands of hours.
These are the names you wouldn't know and the faces you wouldn't recognize. These are the quiet heroes of this beautiful work.
They say what goes around comes around. And we've been praying it would be true at Mercy House. It's one thing to rescue a young girl like Pauline from an abusive and tragic background and help her safely deliver baby Melvin after she unsuccessfully tried to abort him out of desperation. It's a whole different story for her to complete the program and be reintegrated back home to a safe and loving environment and be able to provide for her child.