Mercy's Light Family - A Light in the Darkness
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Carrie and Shawnee welcome the audience to a special episode of the Christian Rocketeers podcast. They discuss their project Mercy's Light family, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those in need in Kenya. Carrie explains how she got started traveling to Kenya in 2008 with her church. She further explains that she was not a churchy person, and that her upbringing in church made her feel like she was never good enough. They explain that their journey is outlined in Carrie's book, From Lawyer to Missionary, and talk about how the organization is helping those in need in Kenya.
The speaker recounts their experience with church growing up. They were not impressed, feeling like it was a place of judgment and not refuge. One day, a friend from out of town wanted to go to church and the speaker went along begrudgingly. They were surprised to find that the church was open, welcoming, and addressed real life issues. It was through this church that the opportunity arose to go to Kenya. Carrie was hesitant, but ended up going to the meeting and knew right away that they were going. Their son ended up deciding to go with them as well.
Carrie Reichartz is the author of From Lawyer to Missionary: A Journey to Kenya and Back Again. She first heard of the need to provide support for pregnant and abandoned girls in Kenya when traveling to Kenya. She spoke to many people including government officials, lawyers, psychologists, pastors, people running children's homes, and women from the village. Carrie realized that many of these girls were coming to her in situations of rape, sexual abuse, and sex trafficking. Many of their own fathers had gotten them pregnant and then abandoned them due to poverty and lack of resources. Carrie had previously been an award-winning lawyer, but God called her to step away from that career and build a crisis pregnancy and maternity home in Kenya which is now a refuge providing a light in the darkness.
For just $33 monthly you can support a young mom and her baby and give them a brighter tomorrow. You can learn more at Mercyslight.org
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