Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Residents at the Monroe, LA Home Are Treated to a Picnic!

On May 19, the Mercy residents at the Monroe, Louisiana Mercy Ministries home were treated to a picnic held at Kiroli Park. The event was hosted by the Friendship Sunday School Class of West Monroe’s First Baptist Church. Everyone had a wonderful time of laughter, fellowship, and food, feasting on delicious chicken, salads, and cookies provided by the ladies.

For almost 10 years, the Friendship Class has been a faithful friend of the Louisiana home. This group of approximately 25 ladies first became involved with Mercy Ministries in 1998, when they provided homemade pizzas for the girls.

Over the last decade, the Friendship class has absolutely lived up to its name by reaching out to the Mercy Ministries residents. Some of the class members have assisted the girls with golfing tips, etiquette and sewing classes, taken girls to appointments, and spent time talking with them during occasional mealtimes.

These ladies host special events for the girls four times a year. In addition to a spring picnic, the ladies open up their homes to host an ice cream social in the summer, an autumn dinner, and a Christmas gathering. The Louisiana Mercy Ministries’ home has truly been blessed to have the friendship of this awesome group of ladies. They have certainly impacted the lives of countless Mercy girls over the years!