Friday, May 15, 2009

St. Louis Residents Guests of Senator Kyle McCarter

Just yesterday, our St. Louis residents were invited to spend a day at the Illinois State Capitol with Mercy partners, Senator Kyle McCarter and his wife, Victoria. Senator McCarter and Victoria are also very involved in volunteer work with our girls, and have been for several years. Not only do they attend almost every graduation, but Senator McCarter and Victoria also serve as Co-Chairmen of the Community Board for Mercy Ministries in St. Louis. Senator McCarter invited the Mercy residents and staff to be his special guests at the Illinois State Capitol where they were announced on the Senate floor. Senator McCarter’s wife, Victoria, went along as well. The Mercy residents had a great time touring the Capitol and spending the day with Senator McCarter and Victoria! However, not only were the residents blessed by their time at the Capitol, but Senator McCarter and Victoria sent an email expressing what yesterday meant to them. Here’s what Victoria had to say in an email she sent to Nancy.

Nancy,

I wanted to share a few photos with you from the Mercy girl's trip to Springfield. We took the girls to the governor's mansion, then to the Capitol where the girls were announced on the Senate floor and Kyle spoke about Mercy and their success rate. Next, the girls watched the Senate while it was in session and took a guided tour of the capitol.

Afterward, Kyle spoke with the girls about not limiting what God can do in their lives. Finally, our Senate minority leader, Christine Rodogno, met the girls on the steps of the capitol and spoke to them with a similar message. We were absolutely blessed with beautiful weather and the day going off without a hitch - a rarity at the capitol! Kyle and I are so excited about having the opportunity to do this for the girls, and we will continue to promote the work of Mercy in the state of Illinois!

Much love to you, Nancy! We are truly grateful for your friendship and for the work Jesus is doing in the lives of the Mercy girls. Being with the girls is always the highlight of our week!

--Victoria

We are so thankful for Senator McCarter and Victoria, and all they do for Mercy Ministries!


St. Louis Mercy residents and staff with Senator Kyle McCarter and wife, Victoria, at the Illinois State Capitol

St. Louis Mercy residents and staff with
Senator Kyle McCarter and wife, Victoria

Senator McCarter encouraging the
St. Louis Mercy residents and staff

Senator McCarter pictured with
St. Louis Mercy graduate, Britney in his office