Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Day at Busch Stadium

Last weekend, the residents and staff at the Mercy Ministries home in St. Louis enjoyed a day at the ballpark to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals. Thanks to a special gift from Albert and Deidre Pujols, the girls were able to watch the game in the owner’s suite and were treated to dinner and dessert.

Albert Pujols, star first baseman for the Cardinals, and his wife Deidre, are long time supporters of Mercy Ministries. Albert is widely regarded as one of the better players in the game today and credits his success in baseball to his Savior. He said, “People ask me if I believe how quickly my career has taken off. I just tell them that Jesus Christ is my strength. God has blessed me and I will continue to do my best for him. That is more important than anything I could ever do in baseball.” Last year, Deidre Pujols visited the St. Louis Mercy Ministries home and shared her heart to help young women understand modesty and purity.

One resident described the baseball game as one of the highlights of her Mercy experience. She said, “It was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I will never forget! We were treated like royalty. I felt so special. It was a fun way to relax and enjoy myself!”

To top it all of, the girls cheered the Cardinals on to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres. Mercy Ministries would like to thank Albert and Deidre Pujols for your awesome support! Go Cardinals!!