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Your Help is Needed

14th of March 2014

Hang with me, this could be long. Friends, I know I often tell you about the needs of the pregnant women of Uganda and I ask you to give. Sometimes, I feel like I am a broken record, but I am passionate about this cause and I love these precious women.  I have seen the […]


He Gives and Takes Away

10th of March 2014

Mercy for Mamas is thrilled to get to partner with the folks at Afayo Project.  They are doing some great work and they’ve found ways to incorporate the mama kits into their ministry.  We’ve loved getting to play a small part in the work they are doing. One of the missionaries, Courtney, recently shared a great […]


Pictures of Hope and Strength 

7th of March 2014

One of the missionaries I met with last month in Uganda, Kari, sent me this message: “Melissa, we have had 3 baby girls born since Valentines Day. All with Mama Kits, 2 of which were born in the home with little to no assistance other than the kit. Thank you, thank you!!!” One of the […]


Hope and Healing

5th of March 2014

**The following post is written by Mercy for Mamas board member Kristine Smith.  Kristine traveled to Uganda last month with Melissa to scout out some new partners and check on the work going on in Uganda. ===============================           Since I have returned from my February trip to Uganda with Melissa, I […]


Another Perspective

4th of February 2014

Some words from Mercy for Mamas Board Member Beth Schafers.  I love her and her heart to minister to women all around the world. ============================== When Melissa asked me to write a post about why I work with Mercy for Mamas, I jumped at the opportunity. It has given me a great chance to reflect […]


The Fun Part of Our Work

25th of January 2014

Can I just tell you how fun it is to open up my email or Facebook and see pictures likes these? Missionaries and church leaders continue to use our mama kits as a great ministry tool.  They are holding prenatal education seminars, accompanying women to the doctor and giving them the supplies needed for a […]


Last Minute Shopping?

18th of December 2013

I just received a shipment of some brand new things from Uganda!  More headbands, earrings, ornaments, and necklaces!!  These beautiful handmade pieces would make great Christmas presents or maybe a present for yourself. In order for you to see these items ASAP I posted them to the Mercy for Mamas Facebook page.  You can place your order […]


Giving Tuesday

3rd of December 2013

Today is Giving Tuesday.  I’ll be honest, until yesterday I didn’t know this day existed.  I noticed the  hashtag on several posts online, so I looked it up.  I love the idea of taking a day to focus on giving in the midst of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.  Of course, I […]


Pictures of Progress

8th of November 2013

I am way behind on blogging (like always), but I’m excited to show you more pictures of our mama kits at work.  Each kit represents a woman and her sweet baby.  Each kit includes a chance to build a relationship and tell someone about the love of Christ and why we do what we do.  […]


Memories in Mubende

8th of August 2013

One of the most memorable times during our recent trip to Uganda was our time in Mubende.  Mubende is the home district for my precious friend Harriet. Me and Harriet at our friend Brian’s wedding in 2010. Harriet has played an integral part in Mercy for Mamas since the beginning. She helped me keep my […]