Who doesn’t love a fall road trip!
Do you know what’s fun? Meeting you.
Whether or not you know it, if you read here often, you’re a part of something much bigger than words on a screen. This blog became the accidental storytelling space of Mercy House Global for the past 8 years. I’ve processed and vented and poured out my heart and you have prayed and shopped and supported this ministry. And me. I want to invite you to gather up your girlfriends or family for the weekend and come see me.
One of the unexpected delights of supporting maternity homes in Kenya -through fair trade product- is the local community that has been established. Our big red barn is constantly buzzing with shoppers in our retail store, volunteer groups packing Fair Trade Friday, and staff managing the online orders and shipping out fair trade event boxes to homes and churches across America.
When a blog reader, club member or a monthly donor shows up at the Mercy House Global Barn? Day. Made.
Nov 4, 2017
5814 FM 1488
Magnolia, TX 77354
So, I have your trip all planned: Arrive sometime on Friday and we will give you the full tour, tell you some amazing stories and probably put you to work. Volunteering is half the fun! After we’ve tried to make you cry AT ALL GOD HAS DONE, we will point you in the direction of a yummy food truck park right across the street from the barn for dinner. It’s such a fun place.Saturday–well, you’ll spend it with us doing the whole–free food–fair trade shopping–photo fun mentioned above. Dinner at Chick Fil A, of course (also across the street)! Sunday, y’all can come to my amazing church, shop our other Mercy House Global Market on the church property and then we will all eat lunch together! m’kay? See you soon!
I realize that many of you live too far away (sad face) but you can host your very own fair trade holiday market at your house or church for free (details here).
Plus, people matter at Mercy House (and our volunteer coordinator and I accidentally dress the same to prove it!)
Just for fun, leave a comment and tell me WHERE you live? If you’ve gotten this far reading this post, your comment will be entered to win a super fun box of fair trade goodies. Because I love fall, I’m feeling spunky and my husband just got news that he is off crutches and has moved to a boot only. Yay!
(If you actually take me up on this road trip plan, please email me at kristenwelch at mac.com and let me know so we can plan!)
P.S. Tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct 4) morning at 9:15 ish CST join me for a Facebook Live on my We are THAT Family FB page so we can chat!
Congrats, comment #151 Sheila! You won 🙂