Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Graduate Impacts Lives through FCA

Kate graduated from the Mercy program in 2007. She came to Mercy Ministries struggling with an eating disorder, self-harm, depression and rejection issues. For the past year and a half, Kate has been on an amazing journey of continued restoration and truly living out the freedom she gained while in the program.

When Kate’s time at Mercy Ministries came to a close, she went home to Kennesaw, GA to attend Kennesaw State University as a full-time student and to coach a club volleyball team through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Last October, when Kate took the coaching position with FCA she was also asked to assign a volunteer chaplain from the community to each volleyball team at all of the local high schools. Kate said, “I felt a call to ministry at a very young age while I was at a church camp. This position with FCA is an amazing opportunity to fulfill this call!”

When she moved back to Kennesaw, Kate also got immediately involved in North Star Church as part of the leadership team over the young singles ministry. As part of their outreach, the young singles ministry reaches out to widows in the community. Kate volunteers her time twice a month to serve local widows through yard work and any other odd jobs that these women cannot do on their own.

Between being a full-time student, working with FCA, and being very involved in her church, Kate is a very busy girl! She is so grateful for all that God has done in her life and she is eager to give back in any way that she can through sharing her story and touching the lives of others. We are so proud of Kate and all that she has accomplished since graduating the Mercy Ministries program!!