Mercy House {Video} & {Giveaway}

UPDATED with WINNERS: Congratulations to Jenn (comment 51) & Kelley (comment 94)

Some beautiful and hard things are happening at Mercy House.

One of our girls left with her baby. We are bringing in several new pregnant girls. Sadness and joy.

The hard times make the beautiful more beautiful, don’t you think?

My home church is working to partner with a Compassion church in Nairobi, Kenya. My pastor is there this week and visited our girls yesterday. My heart lives in that house!

Our girls are being transformed by Christ and it’s beautiful to watch!

We are so proud of the artisans they are becoming, too and we are thrilled to show you our first video:

The Mercy Shop is restocked with beautiful items. Please consider shopping mercy and give a gift that gives twice!

Stay tuned for details about our {Mercy} Home Party Division that is launching in the next few months!

We are thrilled to bring the party to you. We will have two divisions:

  • Real Life Parties where you play the hostess and receive a Party Box with the above DVD, invitations, brochures and product to share with your guests
  • Virtual Parties for your social media life (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
More details will be coming, but I couldn’t wait to show you our video, tell you our store is restocked and give some stuff away!

Today, we’re are giving away TWO SETS of our brand new barrel necklace with matching bracelet, earrings and handmade zipper pouch (our girls can sew now!) to TWO WINNERS. Some of these items aren’t even available in our store!

Value per set: $40

If you’d like to be entered, please watch our video above and leave a comment with your thoughts on it!

This giveaway ends Thursday.


  1. 1


    I think your video is both gorgeous and accessible! It will be a great tool to use in your upcoming party kits. Maybe you could include a DVD of the video in the kit to show during the party.

    Amy B.

  2. 2


    I loved the video – beautiful and powerful. I am always amazed at the stop motion (is that what it is) and how the objects from your shop appera to move by themselves. How do videographers do that?? :)

  3. 7

    Shari says

    Wow…what a creative, uplifting, awesome video! God is going to do great things through it and I will be praying for more than you could ever hope or dream.

  4. 8


    This video made me laugh and cry at the same time. I loved the paper bird flying by. I can’t wait until the parties become available so I can throw a virtual one and a real-life one!

    Lindsey from

  5. 9

    Valerie says

    I love how you made the video very personal by showing the pictures of the girls. It makes the mission and girls you are talking about real to us, not just “some girl in Kenya we’ll never know.” It makes the Mercy House real and relevant in my life. :)

  6. 13

    Linsay says

    Love the video! Great work. I also love all the new stuff in the store. When will be able to buy the pink sent? I love me some PINK!

  7. 14

    Jocelyn says

    I love that video!!! It brought tears to my eyes… the words, the music, the flying bird, their photos. What a gorgeous video, Kristen!

  8. 15

    Jennifer says

    It’s an awesome video. I love the idea for the parties! What a great way to reach more people who would love to help, but aren’t necessarily internet compatible. :)

  9. 16

    Jennifer says

    I have felt a strong pull to read your blog and the Mercy House blog daily. I want so much to be a part of something like this. A work where God is truly being shown in love. What a great idea to have these parties and to have a video to help highlight the real purpose of the party. I am praying for you, your family and this awesome awesome work that God is doing through you.

  10. 19

    Dawn says

    I love the new video! I would like to host a party. Please let me know as soon as it is an option. the work you are doing is so important.I would love to be a part, even in a small way.

  11. 21

    Jamie G. says

    Wow..I loved the video. I think it is creative and it shows the ministry in such a beautiful, hopeful way. I can’t wait to stop by your shop again! I was bummed when everything was sold out around Christmas (but I know that is a good sign!!).

  12. 22

    Mandy S says

    Neat video! I’m humming the song even though I never heard it before. So catchy. :-) I’m sure it’s a praise song, but I’m curious what the words mean. :-)

  13. 23


    Love the video! It’s fun, yet shares a powerful message. I love that you added the girls’ pictures at the end, so you can really see some of the people that you will be helping by buying from Mercy Shop.

  14. 25

    Jennifer B says

    What a well done video!!! I love it and I think it will work really well to promote the Mercy House shop!

  15. 26

    Carol Darden says

    I love the video! It’s great! AND….I love these pictures of the girls and their babes and their smiles……….make my heart sing.

  16. 29

    Heather E. says

    What a great video! I love all the colors and the items for sale moving on their own. Very creative! Great job!

  17. 33

    Kim says

    Love that the God given gifts of these women are being used to support such an incredible ministry as Mercy House!! May God continue to bless, grow and love these beautiful women!

  18. 35

    karen says

    That video was perfect! I’m quite impressed! It will be a great marketing/share-the-story tool for your girls!!

  19. 38

    Debra says

    WOW!! Simply amazing! I have a very special place in my heart for Africa! Would love to have a chance to win these beautiful products!!!

  20. 39

    Lisa says

    I loved the video!! It was a great way to show and tell in a shorter way what Mercy House is!! Loved it and love all of the beautiful products these girls are making!!

  21. 41

    Heather says

    Beautiful video, full of hope, not just for the girls in Kenya but for Christians in the West that want to make a difference. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to contribute.

  22. 42

    Jill says

    Praying for continuous blessing on The Mercy House and on the girls and their precious babies. May the Lord God shine His face upon this ministry….and grant everyone involved His peace.

  23. 44

    Deb says

    Love the video…your blog is just so neat, one day, I think, wow, a mom with crazy kids like me, then the next day I think, you are a mom that is changing the world! You are awesome, Kristen! May God abundantly bless you with wisdom and discernment as you work on Mercy House!

  24. 45

    Wendi says

    Great video, makes you want to keep watching. I love the new venture you are on for selling the Mercy House items. Great idea. Blessings to your family and Mercy House as you continue on this adventure with God.

  25. 47

    Kristy Lynn says

    Very beautiful video, the music perfectly moves it along and my favorite line was “girls pregnant with a future.” You are providing a hope and a future where there wasn’t one before!! Praise God for all He is doing in and though Mercy House!

  26. 48

    Crystal says

    The best part of the video was seeing pictures and names of the girls. The main gist of the video, however, is somewhat hard to get if you have a squirming baby on your hip. :-)

  27. 54

    Christina Burrell says

    Such a beautiful and powerful video that willbe a great tool for Mercy House. Praying for the girls and babies.

  28. 58

    Leigh says

    Loved the video! I have never before thought about the generations that are being saved through Mercy House. Those precious souls that are being rescued and given an opportuity to break the cycle, and to grow up in the love of the Lord. THIS is spreading the gospel.

  29. 59

    Amanda Shade says

    How simple and beautiful, love the music!!!! I think the party idea is brilliant, and I would love to host one!

  30. 63


    I really like the beautiful simplicity of the video. It really sends the message without being too emotional or confrontational. People will keep watching it! Great job! And I am so excited to see the girls learning so many skills!

  31. 64

    KimKay says

    The video is just wonderful! I love the way you dwell on the positive changes God is making in these precious lives.

  32. 65


    Loved the video! And very excited about your upcoming Home Parties! I was hoping you could maybe do home parties! I’ve hosted Beads for Life parties, and everyone loves them! I will definitely host one for Mercy House!

  33. 66


    loved getting to see how it moved. Provides so much hope. So glad to know that there are others on this journey to change the people of Kenya. =) And loved the way it flowed!

  34. 68

    Carmen says

    Great video. I now have Mercy House Shop bookmarked so I can return in the future (am already thinking about certain Christmas gifts!)

  35. 69

    Jodi says

    What an amazing video with vibrant colors and such an important message! It highlights the positive impact of Mercy House on the women and babies in Kenya. I can’t wait to hear more about the Real Life Parties and the Virtual Parties to help support this much needed cause!

  36. 73


    I LOVE THE VIDEO! It’s powerful in it’s simplicity and beauty!!! And I am ready to rock and roll on a party as soon as you are!!!! Can’t wait to share Mercy!

  37. 75


    Love it! Love this idea! Love that the proceeds go to help these girls have a better future for them and their children. My heart is in Africa as well…hoping to bring home a daughter from Uganda within the next year and if I could convince my husband…we would just stay there! Thank you for your heart for these precious people!

  38. 76

    Sara K says

    Love it. Very creative! I bought a bird for my sister for Christmas and my whole family loved it. We’ll keep shopping Mercy!

  39. 78

    Jennifer says

    Loved the video. She did a great job of getting the message of Mercy house across. God bless you in what you are doing.

  40. 80

    Joy says

    I don’t know who had the creative mind behind the video but it was a WONDERFUL way to showcase Mercy House, the girls and their artisty. Great job!

  41. 81

    Mary Jepperson says

    This is a great way to showcase the Mercy House! I will gladly share the video when I can figure out how to do that. I gave some things for gifts at Christmas that were well received. I hope I’ve encouraged some new supporters and shoppers!

  42. 88

    Anita says

    Oh My Gosh, Kristen! Love the video — especially the music… Nice concept, fast enough pace (so many that want you to read cards go soooo slow). Love Mercy, Love babies, Love the women & girls…. you all got it goin’ on!

  43. 90

    Denise Wilson says

    I am so glad you shared this with us. Beautiful! Not just the video, but the girls, the purpose, the giving, the Mercy House! :)

  44. 97

    Nancy Evans says

    I loved the Video and am relly intrested in hostin a party . P;ease send me the info as soon as it is ready,I think you are doing God’s work in a big and wonderful way and want to do my part to help as I can..God Bless you …

  45. 101


    LOVE the video! Can’t wait to host a party! My kids watched the video with me, and afterward my 5 yr old daughter said, “Mommy, I can’t understand Swahili.” Mercy House is teaching her so much!

  46. 105

    Nicole says

    Love it! The video is great. I would SOOO host a home party! I love to tell people about what you’re doing. :-)

  47. 107

    Betsy says

    Love the video, especially the native music! Can’t wait to see all the new products in the shop. This is definitely a God work through you! Blessings.

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