Monday, September 29, 2008

Annual Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 for Mercy Ministries!

This past week, Mercy Ministries was presented with a $30,000 check on behalf of Bill and Cindy Stewart, founders of Petra Industries. The Stewarts have been faithful supporters of Mercy Ministries for over seventeen years now.

The Stewart Family Presenting Check

Bill and Cindy’s relationship with Mercy Ministries began after they found out that they could not have children over seventeen years ago. Through much prayer, they decided to pursue adoption. They discovered Mercy when a relative told them that in addition to their outreach to young women, the ministry also has a licensed adoption agency for their pregnant residents who choose adoption. It was later that year when they received the phone call that a baby had been born in the Monroe, Louisiana home, and they were the parents chosen by the birth mother for adoption. Today, Bill and Cindy, along with their son Gabe, are champions for the cause of Mercy Ministries.

This year, Petra Industries celebrated the 10th Anniversary of their Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which is held at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond, Oklahoma. A local graduate was present to give her testimony and we were also given the opportunity to share briefly about Mercy and thank the employees of Petra Industries for their faithful support. We have been continually overwhelmed by their generosity over the years and are so excited to apply this gift toward transforming the lives of many more young women.

We would like to thank Bill and Cindy Stewart and Petra Industries for their long-time support of Mercy Ministries. Your support has literally saved the lives of countless young women and helped the work of Mercy Ministries continue to expand all over the world!