Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Victory Bible Institute Students Volunteer in St. Louis

1This past weekend, a team of female students interning at Victory Bible Institute (VBI) in Tulsa, Oklahoma put their faith into action by reaching out to the young women in our St. Louis home.

For the past two years, Mercy Ministries has had a relationship with Victory Bible Institute’s ministry intern department. One weekend every year, this team lovingly serves in our home, cleaning, organizing, and helping with whatever is needed! On Friday, the students arrived in St. Louis to have dinner with the residents and later played an icebreaker game designed to help everyone remember each other’s names. The next day, the team joined residents for some “girl time,” watching movies and playing board games. They also set up a nail salon in the dining room and pampered the girls with manicures! Later that night, they led the St. Louis house in a special time of devotion and worship that included a “djembe”, a skin covered drum, and guitars. This was a powerful time of worship that ministered to several resident’s hearts and lives!

Mercy Ministries is so grateful for our VBI interns and for their heart to serve our girls. They have had such a positive impact on them. Here are just a few of the comments from residents about this special weekend:

Paula said, “I had a phenomenal time this weekend with the VBI girls! The worship was powerful and God used their visit to remind me that He loves me so much.”

Sara said, “I learned a lot from the interns and was touched by their love, kindness and generosity. It was a very special weekend!”

Teresa said, “This weekend was a ton of fun! They even did our nails, which was exciting. The highlight was the worship on Saturday. I really enjoyed it.”

To learn more about Victory Bible Institute, visit their website at www.vbitulsa.org.