Friday, March 27, 2009

St. Louis Residents Impact Lives Through Joyce Meyer Ministries Prison Outreach

Dave and Joyce Meyer have been long time supporters and friends of Nancy Alcorn and Mercy Ministries. Dave and Joyce helped Mercy Ministries open our St. Louis home in 2005 by donating the property and funding the renovations on the house. They have continued to be generous monthly partners of Mercy Ministries over the years as well as helping spread awareness by featuring Nancy Alcorn and Mercy Ministries graduates on Joyce’s television show, Enjoying Everyday Life, which is aired all over the world.

As a ministry, we are always looking for ways that our residents can serve by giving back, and Joyce Meyer Ministries happens to have a prison outreach that is located just 10 minutes from our St. Louis home.

Soon after the opening of the St. Louis home, we thought it would be great for our residents to volunteer three hours of their time on a monthly basis to Dave and Joyce’s prison outreach. The girls spend the time putting together bags that include personal hygiene items and books. By the end of three hours the residents have helped load several pallets full of these bags, are then distributed to prisons. Our residents truly enjoy being a part of this ministry and giving back to the community.

Here is what some of the girls have to say about their time volunteering for Joyce Meyer Ministries’ prison outreach:

Rachel said, “It’s an amazing opportunity to impact the lives of those imprisoned even though we do not actually get to go to the prison. The community of volunteers that we work with is so uplifting and I have fun every time I go!”

Kelly said, “Dave and Joyce Meyer have done so much for Mercy Ministries and have touched many lives. It is an honor to give my time as a token of what they have given to me.”

Tiffany said, “I enjoy seeing everyone come together, all different people from all walks of life, and give back to Joyce Meyer Ministries. She gives so much to Mercy. I actually pray over the items that pass through my hands because I know that they will go to other women who need to experience the same love of God that I have experienced at Mercy Ministries.”

Thank you Dave and Joyce Meyer for your commitment of friendship and partnership through your faithful support of Mercy Ministries. We are so grateful! To learn more about Dave and Joyce Meyer and their ministry, visit their website at www.joycemeyer.org.