Recently, I received an update from a 2012 Mercy graduate named Lavonna, and I’d like to share a portion of it with you. Before Lavonna came to Mercy, she put on a “good student” facade to conceal the sexual abuse she endured as a child and the eating disorder and self-harm issues that spiraled from it. She is now walking in freedom and God is using her education as a platform to share hope with others.
Since graduating from Mercy, a lot has happened in my life, and every day I just thank God for all that Mercy did, for Nancy, and the supporters.
Before Mercy, I was in grad school pursuing my doctorate in psychology, mostly going through the motions. Today, I’m not only at the end of my degree and will graduate magna cum laude, but I’m living life abundantly and joyfully because of the transformation I encountered! I have had the opportunity several times a month to share my testimony and about Mercy. I am an adjunct professor now and over the last several semesters, I have incorporated the Mercy promo videos into each class so more people will be aware of Mercy and the help that is out there.
In May, I found another unique avenue of sharing my story, which was by auditioning to speak at TedxDayton. God has been so good and so faithful! And even though life after Mercy hasn’t always been smooth sailing, I have the tools needed to keep fighting! Thanks for all you do!
--Lavonna, 2012 Mercy graduate
Your giving literally restores the futures of girls who at one point had given up on themselves. One changed life like Lavonna’s produces a ripple effect that can impact the world everywhere she goes. Thank you so much for partnering with us in changing lives!
Sincerely in Christ,
Founder and President
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