Monday, August 10, 2009

BarlowGirl Day at California Home


Two weeks ago, sister rock trio and Mercy Ministries’ partners, BarlowGirl, performed a private acoustic set for visitors at our brand new California home. Guests were thrilled to experience the band’s powerful sound and bold message of faith and hope in Christ live in our new West Coast facility – soon to open this fall! Barlow Girls, Becca, Alyssa and Lauren also showed their love and support for Mercy Ministries’ by taking time out to meet and greet fans and visitors from the local community, including representatives from several area churches who attended the event to learn more about Mercy and find out how they could get involved.

The new facility is still in need of furnishings, so BarlowGirl has decided to team up with Bed, Bath and Beyond to help supply the things that are needed. Fans can access a gift registry on BarlowGirl’s website to donate items for the home through December 2009. You can check out this gift registry at www.barlowgirl.com/index_enter.html.

During this special event, there was also a time for guests to hear from four Mercy graduates, who shared their stories of freedom from life-controlling issues and described the new found hope they have carried with them after graduating from the Mercy Ministries program. Monroe graduate, Michelle Melton, explained how she came to learn about Mercy and how the unconditional love and practical principals of freedom that she was introduced to in the program have changed her life forever. Visitors were also able to tour the 22,000 square foot home that will offer hope to 40 more girls who will walk through the doors to receive help in the coming months.

Thank you for your continued prayers as we prepare to open this home on October 1st. If you would like more information on the California home, or if you would like to make a donation, please contact Selah Hirsch at shirsch@mercyministries.com.

We would also like to thank BarlowGirl for continuing to partner with Mercy Ministries by sharing our heart for hurting young women at live concert events and always encouraging their fans to get involved by supporting this ministry.

Check out this slideshow of pictures from the concert!