Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dave Ramsey Gives Generously to our Mercy Ministries Residents and Graduates!

1Financial Peace University is a life-changing program developed by money management expert Dave Ramsey. Through this program, Dave teaches people how to achieve their financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving money away to bless others. People from all walks of life have achieved amazing results through FPU and are experiencing financial freedom! For example, FPU participants, on average, pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in only 13 weeks.

As long-time supporters of Mercy Ministries, Dave and Sharon Ramsey have generously donated their expertise and resources to the residents at Mercy Ministries. Before graduating from the Mercy program, all of our residents complete Financial Peace University and are equipped to make smart money decisions for their futures. The girls learn how to balance a checkbook, make a budget, save, eliminate debt, find bargains, build wealth and experience the joy of giving.

Recently, Dave and Sharon made the charitable decision to continue blessing our residents once they graduate from our program by providing them with the Financial Peace University lifetime membership kit. They each receive all the course materials and they (along with their spouse if they are married) can attend an FPU class in their area. Now our graduates will continue to gain the practical knowledge they need to avoid financial hardship and experience abundance in their finances!

Here is what a few of our current residents had to say about what they are learning through FPU:

Ally said, “We need to be good stewards of our money. I look forward to teaching my children about work ethic, honesty, and financial stewardship in order to help them make positive decisions. I’m so thankful for what I’m learning in this class.”

Jessica said, “I really like Financial Peace University because it is helping me plan for my future once I leave Mercy. I need to have a plan for my finances and I’m excited to walk in wisdom in these decisions!”

Alexis said, “Dave Ramsey makes me laugh and he also speaks the truth! I am so glad that I am learning these lessons now instead of years down the road. This information is invaluable, especially to a young person.”

Mercy Ministries would like to thank Dave and Sharon Ramsey for their overwhelming generosity and huge hearts! Their investment of time, expertise, materials, and financial resources in Mercy Ministries has literally been life-changing for our residents. We are so grateful that these resources will continue to empower our young women after they graduate!

To learn more about Dave Ramsey and Financial Peace University, visit his website at