Summer Highlight Series: Fair Trade and Living Out Compassion with Mercy House Founder Kristen Welch

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Traveling and trying new and brave things is what summer is all about. Dive into this episode with Kristen Welch, the founder of Mercy House maternity center in Kenya as well as the monthly membership club, Fair Trade Friday, and learn about how one trip can change your perspective. Kristen is the author of Rhinestone Jesus, a memoir of her broken and beautiful life, Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World and Raising World Changers. She loves traveling and experiencing new cultures, trying new foods, and is a big fan of all things fair trade. In this episode we dive into what mercy looks like in action, talking with Kristen about how she lives out compassion, leaning into the work of impacting lives and all that comes with being a world changer in her calling to work with women in Kenya.

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