Friday, April 10, 2009

Sister Kathi Pitts Visits Mercy Ministries

Charlotte Scanlon-Gambill, Kathi Pitts, Nancy Alcorn
(Pictured L to R) Charlotte Scanlon-Gambill,
Kathi Pitts, Nancy Alcorn at Cornerstone Church's
Impact Woman
conference in February
Kathi Pitts, wife of Pastor Michael Pitts of Cornerstone Church in Toledo, OH, recently invited Nancy Alcorn to be a featured guest speaker at their annual women’s conference along with Charlotte Scanlon-Gambill from the UK. As Nancy shared about the work of Mercy Ministries, Kathi connected with Nancy’s heart for hurting young women and immediately following the conference, she and one of her key staff members scheduled a visit to Nashville to come and see first hand the home and international headquarters and learn more about the ministry.

While she was in town, we invited Kathi to speak to our residents and staff. Kathi spoke a powerful and timely message about distractions and how they can divert your attention from walking with purpose into your destiny. Kathi encouraged our residents to identify distractions in their lives.Kathi closed by saying,“Distractions only effect you if you let them. You have to always choose destiny over distraction! Your steps are ordered by Him so you need to be willing to fight for your destiny!”

Kathi and Dawn stayed and had lunch with the girls and connected with them personally. We are so grateful for their time with us, and we are looking forward to their next visit!

Here is what a few our residents had to say about Kathi’s message:

Michaela said, “This message was very timely and fitting for me. I often find myself obsessing over distractions and not focusing on God. Now, I plan on bringing all my distractions to God in order to allow Him to help me refocus.”

Abby said, “This message helped me understand how to pursue God's purpose for my life. I need to know when I am being distracted. Distraction only works if I allow it to. I plan on believing, obeying, and listening to God.”