Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monroe Residents Enjoy a Christmas Visit from Cypress Street Church

This past Saturday, the residents and staff at our Mercy Ministries’ Monroe home received a special visit from Pastors Dennis and Mary Anger and several members of Monroe’s Cypress Street Church of God. Everyone enjoyed a time of singing Christmas carols and the church group presented each resident with a gift bag of goodies including jewelry, a picture frame, and a hand-made card created by the children!

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Residents and staff were also excited when they received a cash donation for Mercy Ministries from the church, along with a unique gift to share in the home for years to come - a stuffed bear from the Build-A-Bear workshop named “Mercy”. In order to show their appreciation, our residents gave their church friends handmade treats before they left.

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We are so grateful for Cypress Street Church and their generosity with our Monroe residents! Here is what a few of the girls had to say in response to the generosity of this wonderful church:

Jordan said, “The gifts the children put together were really a blessing. I personally loved the handmade cards and I will treasure the one I received forever. Seeing their faces as we opened the gifts was special too.”

Lindsey said, “I’m so glad the children came to sing for us this morning! They were so giving and sweet to us and their joyful hearts made me feel special. I hope we get to see them again.”

Kati said, “I really enjoyed and appreciated the way in which the community supports this ministry. It is good to know we are loved.”


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To learn more about Cypress Street Church of God, visit their Facebook page.