When Doing Something is Simple

Yesterday I shared how growing in simple has been far more complex than I expected.

But today, I am asking you to join me in doing something …

making a difference globally … by doing something very simple.

As many of you realize, this morning I’ll be volunteering at our local crisis pregnancy center.   For the past twelve years I have been involved with this type of ministry and the opportunity each week to make a difference in the lives of women and families in crisis is truly a great blessing and joy.

Sadly, crisis pregnancy is not uniquely an American issue.   In fact, this is a global issue and in many places is far more dangerous – physically, emotionally, and financially – than we can fathom here in the United States.

Kenya is one of those places.

But there is an easy way for you to do something to make a difference …

Support The Mercy House.

An amazing ministry birthed from the heart of a family in Texas and young lady in Kenya, The Mercy House is a profoundly significant way to make a life-giving, life-changing difference in the lives of girls {many of them in their teens!} and families.

Consider these numbers {from The Mercy House website}:

  • Annually, 26,000 women die from having an illegal, unsafe abortion in Kenya. (Center for Reproductive Rights)
  • Abortion is a volatile topic in Kenya.
  • 13,000 Kenyan girls are kicked out of school for being pregnant. (Center for Reproductive Rights)
  • 25% of pregnant women in Kenya are HIV positive (ObGyn in Kenya)
  • Every 30 minutes, a woman is raped in Kenya. (Nairobi Women’s Hospital)
  • Mothers often force their daughters into trading sex for food in the slums (CNN)
  • More than 20,000 children are sex trafficked in Kenya (Human Trafficking)
  • 1500 women die in childbirth every day across Africa (WHO)

And then read The Mercy House’s mission statement:

The Mercy House exists to provide alternative options for pregnant girls living in the streets of Kenya. The Mercy House will aid them in nutrition, housing, prenatal care, counseling, Biblical teaching and job skills for sustainable living. 

So, how can you do something simple to make a difference in an issue far more complex than we can imagine?

Be a part of the The Power of Three campaign … Pray for 3 minutes and give $3 on the 3rd of every month.   Click on the image below to donate.

Your $3 may not seem like much but added to my $3 and the additional $3 given by hundreds of others … well, in God’s economy, it’s priceless!   In fact, if each one of the subscribers to my blog gave $3 today, over $1200 would be donated to The Mercy House today! I love how God works!

Will you join me and do something simple today?

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