After years of living a life of plenty in Lexington, Kentucky, Lisa Samson and her 18-year-old daughter, Ty, decided to take a mission trip to Swaziland, in Africa. They believed the trip would be one of faith and outreach, but little did they know the ways in which they would be tested and stretched. In a land where poverty and death are abundant, Lisa and Ty face the AIDS crisis headon, finding strength and hope in God’s unending love and compassion. Love Mercy reads as both a memoir and a spiritual diary, chronicling Lisa and Ty’s journey into both the heart of Africa and also into Christ’s teachings and principles. It is a story of sorrow, but also one of enlightenment. The truths exposed in this book can be distressing at times, but by battling hardships they might not have been exposed to on North American soil, Lisa and Ty are able to see the world through new eyes—and redefine what it means to “love thy neighbor” on a global scale. This is a must-read for anyone who considers him- or herself a follower of Christ, or who has ever pondered spreading the gospel abroad. This motherdaughter duo reinforces the hope that even in the darkest corners of the Earth, God’s light and love burn bright.

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