Friday, December 18, 2009

St. Louis Residents Meet Priscilla Shirer at Chick Nite

This past Sunday, The Life Church in Memphis, lead by pastors John and Leslie Siebeling, chartered a bus for our St. Louis residents to attend a Chick Nite! Over 700 ladies gathered at Life Church to receive powerful teaching from guest speaker, Priscilla Shirer, a leading women’s Bible teacher who desires to see women know and experience the power of God’s Word. Along with her husband Jerry, Priscilla founded Going Beyond Ministries that is committed to teaching the uncompromising truths of God’s Word. Priscilla is a sought-after speaker and well-known author world wide.

Residents listened attentively as Priscilla spoke about how God loves second chances. She shared that we all have God’s hand on our lives and we have a great opportunity to live as someone brand new. Priscilla also gave the Mercy girls a “shout out” from the stage and took time to encourage and take photos with the residents.

We are so grateful to Life Church for supplying the transportation for this event, for hosting Mercy Ministries’ residents and staff for dinner, and for making our girls feel so special! The girls were also thrilled by your generosity in giving them lotions for Christmas.

Here is what a few of the residents had to say about Chick Nite:

Kelsey said, “Our trip to Life Church was amazing. Priscilla’s message was just what I needed to hear and all the church members were so kind and welcoming!”

Lauren said, “The road trip was so much fun. I really appreciated the kindness of the women at this church and they were so nice to give us gifts. We’re all fans of Priscilla Shirer so it was exciting to see her in person!”

Teresa said, “Priscilla is such an incredible speaker and woman of God. The church blessed us tremendously with dinner and the opportunity to attend this event.”

To learn more about Priscilla Shirer or Going Beyond Ministries, visit their website at To learn more about The Life Church and Pastors John and Leslie Siebeling, visit