We are THAT Family
... you know the ones.
January 25, 2012 by Kristen
Our three new girls…
Christin @ Joyful Mothering says
January 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm
They are absolutely gorgeous – wish I could squeeze them all, and their babies!
January 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm
Awesome. You may have answered or posted about this before. If so, I apologize for not finding it. Where do the girls and the babies go when they leave Mercy House?
January 25, 2012 at 6:21 pm
It’s a great question, Sylvia. Each girl has her own unique situation, so while we have a plan set in place for our graduates, it will probably look different for each girl. Our program is 2-4 years in most cases, although some of our orphaned girls might stay longer and even be employed by MH. (This something we have in the works right now). Whether or not they have a home to return to, each girl has an account (from the products sold at the Mercy Shop) that will help them continue their education or start their own business. As a part of our graduate program, the girls will receive an “allowance” from their account and continue with post-graduate care. One thing is for sure, these girls are family and we have every intention to help them as long as we can.
January 25, 2012 at 6:35 pm
oh my word! they are so so beautiful!! love them and so praising god for all He is doing at Mercy House!
January 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm
the ubiquitous plastic chairs and sandals
January 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm
amazing and beautiful
Emily Johnson says
January 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm
I LOVE this! You know that picture you gave me in December of the 5 girls? Well I have it out in the kitchen. Jason just noticed in last weekend after he got home from visiting them. He loved seeing it. Funny how he never noticed it before! He is adores Africa, the Mercy House and all the girls there. He just told me tonight that he is ready to be back and he wants me to go! I am SO glad he was able to visit them while he was there. It was truly life-changing for him. You and your family are helping to do some amazing things.
January 26, 2012 at 11:53 am
WOW!!! Let the tears flow!! Simply put “AMAZING”!!! I have a very special place in my heart for Africa!
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