Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Three Generations Touched By Mercy!

Three years ago, in November 2005, Rebekah walked through the doors of our St. Louis home. Before Mercy, Rebekah was failing out of school and seeking for hope among the darkness that overwhelmed her. Rebekah’s mom, Barbara, sought help for her daughter as well. Barbara told us, “When we were going through the struggle with Rebekah, our pastor’s wife mentioned Mercy to us, and of course we pursued right away. We went online and got as much information as possible. Rebekah immediately applied and was accepted into the to the St. Louis home.” Now, three years after Rebekah’s graduation from Mercy, she has graduated from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Business as well as a spot on the Dean’s List. Barbara said, “It is all because of Jesus.”

In April 2009, Rebekah and Barbara found themselves returning to Mercy Ministries. However, this time, they came to celebrate a graduation at the Nashville home. You see, Rachel, Rebekah’s niece and Barbara’s granddaughter, entered the doors of our Nashville home in October 2008 as her last hope for change. When Rachel started struggling, Barbara said, “I found myself online once again to help Rachel get information about the Mercy program.” Six months later, Rebekah and Barbara joined Rachel in celebrating her graduation from Mercy Ministries. Rachel is now planning on attending Queens University to pursue a degree in Human Services and Counseling. One day, she hopes to help girls like herself find freedom in Christ!

After Rachel’s graduation, Barbara said, “Words can’t describe how thankful my heart is for what Mercy has done for my daughter and now my granddaughter. I have seen such a complete change in both of them. I have watched them be obedient to what the Lord has told them…I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore, choose LIFE that you and your seed may live! The Lord has brought restoration to our entire family through Mercy Ministries. It is hard to put words to what I really want to say. It is not by might, not by power, but by His mighty work! I cannot thank God enough for Mercy. We are so excited about the plans for a Mercy home in our hometown of Charlotte.”