Thursday, December 3, 2009

Life-Changing Weekend for Sacramento Residents!

Mercy Ministries’ Sacramento residents had a blast attending a powerful concert and life-changing conference last Wednesday night.

Dove Award winner and friend of Mercy, Natalie Grant, invited our Sacramento girls to her “Speaking Louder Than Before” concert headlining Jeremy Camp and featuring Bebo Norman and Natalie Grant at Adventure Church in Roseville, CA. Natalie also arranged for a special meet and greet with the girls to make them feel extra special and loved. Residents loved having the chance to get out and enjoy this powerful time of worship with three critically acclaimed artists.

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Here is what two of the girls had to say about their experience:

Amy said, “What a blessing it was to meet such an anointed woman of God and be a part of the Natalie Grant and Jeremy Camp concert. God rocked the place through their amazing talents.”

Lily said, “It was such a blessing to get to meet Natalie Grant. She was so personable and sweet! Everyone had a really inspirational message of hope in Christ!”

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To learn more about Natalie Grant and to check out her upcoming concert dates, visit her website at www.nataliegrant.com.

The next day at ARCO Arena, Mercy Ministries’ Sacramento residents and staff were excited to join 5,000 other young women at the Revolve Tour, the teen division of the nationwide, faith-based organization, Women of Faith. Designed to lead young women toward an understanding of God’s love and grace, this year’s “4Real” themed tour provided a safe place for conference attendees to discuss relevant questions about school, relationships, sex and other peer pressures.

Mercy Ministries would like to take the opportunity to thank Revolve Tour representatives for gifting the Mercy California girls with tickets to attend this empowering conference. This year’s keynote speaker Chad Eastham, was joined by other special guests, television and film personality, Yvette Nicole Brown, Courtney Clark Cleveland of Team Empty Chair and Austin Gutwein with Hoops of Hope. The gathering also featured bands like Group 1 Crew and Stellar Kart who led the crowd in amazing worship.

It was truly a life-changing event and one that Mercy Ministries California plans to be involved in for years to come! Here is what some of the residents had to say about the Revolve Tour:

Janelle said, “The whole place was filled with so much energy. My favorite part was listening to Chad Eastham. He was super funny and really had some great insights into relationship issues. I felt really blessed to have had the chance to attend the event.”

Lily said, “The praise and worship and drama made the event so exciting. I got so much out of it!”

Beth said, “I learned that how I view myself is also a reflection of how I view God. I do not need to wear a mask to fit in with others or please people. I learned a lot. The Revolve Tour was a wonderful blessing.”

To learn more about The Revolve Tour, visit their website at www.revolvetour.com.

Check out this slideshow of pictures from this inspirational weekend.