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Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

-James 2:15-17-

One of the many things I love about Good Morning Girls is how we strive to put God’s Word into ACTION! I think Courtney and I have touched on this topic every GMG session, last session was no different. This past winter we gave our GMG groups the following challenge:  Decide as a group how you want to put James 2:17 into action by supporting the Mercy House. The Mercy House exists to provide alternative options for pregnant girls living in the streets of Kenya. The Mercy House aids these girls in nutrition, housing, prenatal care, counseling, Biblical teaching and job skills for sustainable living. For this challenge each group individually decided how they wanted to help the Mercy House. Some groups purchased the Mercy House t-shirts, others donated clothes and baby items, still others donated items off the monthly donation list. Each donation, no matter how big or small helped these precious girls in Kenya.

A few weeks ago I received the following email from Stacey who blogs at http://www.29lincolnavenue.com and http://modsquadblog.com/ and it so touched my heart that I wanted to share it with all of you! I LOVE how her group chose to meet the GMG Challenge!

This is the email I received from Stacey:

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Hi Angela,

Our group of GMG’s lives way north and way south.  We are 4 bloggers who took the GMG challenge this term.  For our project, we prayed that God would give us a creative idea to help Mercy House.  He put Maureen, the onsite director of Mercy House on our hearts.  He said, “Love on Maureen!” And so, we contacted Kristen to see how we could best do this.  She said, “Maureen is a very generous person.  She is always helping others and giving her stuff away.  She loves American fashion, and it would be nice for her to have some new clothing.  She would love that!”

So we gathered our money, went shopping, and below you can see a picture of what we were able to get for Maureen.  We are overwhelmed with joy at the thought of this sweet, giving girl wearing these items.  We have prayed that they are a blessing and even a secret answer to one of her prayers!

-Stacey
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Thanks again Stacey, Amy, Stef and Tracie for participating in the GMG Challenge and for being so sweet and generous with your time, prayers, money and thoughtfulness! I LOVE how you put God’s Word into ACTION!


To find out more about the Mercy House and the GMG Challenge you can read the blog post and watch the video here! Kristen and Maureen’s story truly is inspirational! God is doing great things in Kenya because of these two women’s obedience to His call on their lives!


If you would like to share how your group participated in the GMG Challenge, you can email me at: LoveGodGreatly@gmail.com


Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

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  1. Dear Angela,

    I smiled and was glad when I read your post about giving away. A while back, I have a similar post about giving clothing to those who are in need, especially the newly-baptized brethren. May I share it with you? Here’s the link: http://rinaperu.com/homemaking/unloading-and-giving-away/

    Thank you!

    Rina

  2. That is soooo so very awesome! :)

    I hope to get in on Good Morning Girls again this next “term”. :)

  3. I am excited to start reading the Ministry of Motherhood but I have called all of our local bookstores and no one has it on the shelf. So I am going to be running a little behind! Very excited though. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Rina,

    I loved reading your post and how you give your clothing away! What a beautiful way to be Jesus’s hands and feet to others! :) Thanks so much for sharing your story with me! ;)

    Love God Greatly!
    -Angela

  5. Hi Jen,

    You might want to order the book online at either Sally’s Whole Heart Ministries site or at Amazon.com

    Here is Sally’s link: http://www.wholeheart.org/the-ministry-of-motherhood/

    So happy to have you join us Jen! :)

    Love God Greatly!
    -Angela

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  2. [...] the Good Morning Girls groups to help and support the Mercy House in whatever way they could. One sweet group of bloggers went shopping and sent new clothes to Maureen, the Executive Director of Mercy House. My personal GMG group [...]

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