Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mercy Ministries' Lasting Impact

Every time I think about supporters like you, I can’t help but think of all the lives you are impacting when you give. When a girl’s life is transformed at Mercy, she goes on to transform the lives of so many others.

Jon, husband of 2008 Mercy graduate Hannah, was blown away by the transformation his wife experienced at Mercy. Although they were only dating when Hannah was in the program, Jon saw a radical healing take place in her life and proposed the very day she came home from Mercy! They've been married over five years now and remain passionate about helping other women receive the same kind of help Hannah received. Jon and Hannah are using their finances and their God-given gifts to bring the mission of Mercy and the healing message of Christ to the world! Here's what Jon had to say about the lasting impact of Mercy:

"One of the reasons I support Mercy is my wife, Hannah. She went through some really intense things growing up, and when we were dating several years ago, a lot of pain from her past started coming up. She went to Mercy Ministries, and I saw first hand the transformation that occurred. It was night and day. 

It's been several years since then, and the change is lasting. Not just that, but it's exponential. Because of Hannah's story, two other girls have gone through the Mercy program and have also gone on to do extraordinary things. When you transform a life through Mercy Ministries, that life goes back into the world and transforms other people's lives." - Jon, husband of 2008 Mercy graduate Hannah

Hannah's life was changed, and now she and her husband are paying it forward to make sure other girls are able to experience the same kind of healing. I hope their story reminds you that the girls you help with your giving today become life-long ambassadors of God's transforming power, impacting hurting people all over the world. I just can't thank you enough!!

Sincerely in Christ,
Nancy Alcorn
Founder and President

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Monday, May 5, 2014

The Big Payback

Mercy Ministries is participating in The Big Payback, a one-day online giving event, hosted by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  We’re asking people to consider giving whatever amount represents a day’s worth of wages to make a difference in the lives of hurting girls and give them a future. Any amount, even an hour’s worth of wages, can make a significant impact when combined with the giving of other people just like you.  When you give to Mercy Ministries, you are making a way for the girls we serve to embrace hope for a future they may never have thought was possible before!
Remember, this giving event only lasts for 24-hours, from 6am to 6am starting Tuesday, May 6th. Mark your calendars and set your reminders, because your giving during The Big Payback will help Mercy Ministries qualify for special prizes and bonuses, which maximizes the donations of everyone.
Will you please share this today? 
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”  Luke 6:38 (NKJV)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Noelle's Story

As the weather starts to warm up and spring approaches, I can’t help but think of new life, miracles, and the abundant hope we have through Jesus. Nothing compares to the hope that you experience when you see God’s miraculous hand at work. When 2008 Mercy graduate Noelle emailed us recently to tell us the incredible news about her miracle baby, Wyatt, I just had to share her story with you.  Noelle and her husband battled infertility for eight long years, but last year, God’s promise of a child was finally and miraculously fulfilled.

“I came to Mercy Ministries to find hope and healing from an eating disorder I had battled since I was a little girl. While at Mercy, I learned invaluable tools that would help me through a very long and hard journey of infertility that my husband and I began after I graduated from the program and returned home. Doctors gave us a 5% chance of ever having a baby, and after two unsuccessful rounds of fertility treatment, it was very hard not to give up hope. It was then that I relied on God's Word to keep me strong and remain hopeful! I spoke His truth over my mind and body every time fear would rise!

Along this journey my husband and I met many people who prayed for us to conceive and each time I was encouraged and my faith seemed to grow! Imagine how elated we were when we discovered our dream had finally come true—I was pregnant! God had answered our prayers!! Nine months later my little bundle of joy entered the world…our son Wyatt truly is our miracle baby!” – Noelle, 2008 Mercy Graduate

Little Wyatt is alive today because of the healing Noelle experienced at Mercy, and the strengthening of her faith to believe God for miracles. He is faithful, and He works through donors like you to transform these girls’ hearts and lives forever. Noelle’s life has been changed by the power of God, and she and her husband will no doubt pass that faith for the miraculous on to their son. Look what the Lord has done!

Thank you again for partnering with us to see miracles happen in these girls’ lives.

Sincerely in Christ,
Nancy Alcorn

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Another Amazing Transformation!

Watching the girls in our program have their lives transformed by the love of Christ is truly amazing, and your support makes it possible. We can’t do it without you!

I think of girls like Emma, who endured physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of her peers as a teenager. She would drink until she couldn’t feel the pain, and when that stopped working, she turned to self-harm and even tried to take her own life many times. She had given up on herself, but God never gave up on her! At Mercy, Emma rededicated her life to Christ and was changed from the inside out. She graduated last year full of hope, confidence, and joy. She is now at college pursuing a degree in youth ministry!

 “At Mercy, God allowed me to start hoping and dreaming again. Before Mercy, I really had no true hope. But now I have dreams that are way bigger than me! I also have a relationship with God that is fresh and exciting.
I want to say thank you to all the Mercy supporters from the bottom of my heart for giving me my life back. It really means a lot to know that people obeyed God, and I get to be on the receiving end of it. I hope to one day do the same and touch others’ lives as I follow what God has planned for me.” 
-- Emma, 2013 Mercy Graduate 

 Emma is walking in the freedom and abundant life she never knew was possible before, and she’s excited about sharing that freedom with others. Your willingness to give to Mercy Ministries provides a pathway of freedom not only for girls in our program like Emma, but for all who they go on to impact. Thank you for your support and for being part of every changed life!

Sincerely in Christ,
Nancy Alcorn

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