Friday, March 5, 2010

Private Concert with The Katinas!

This week, Samoa-born brothers Sam, Joe, Jesse, John, and James, collectively known as The Katinas, showed their love and support for Mercy Ministries with a special private concert at our Sacramento home! Over the past 15 years, the Katinas have become a favorite among Christian audiences across the country, performing hundreds of concerts each year. These tight-knit brothers have an amazing bond that really exemplified to our residents and staff the power of unity.


Not only did they share their inspiring music, but the brothers took time to challenge the Mercy girls to do away with regrets and allow God to forgive their past mistakes. Residents were encouraged to let go of their past and move forward toward fulfilling their destinies. The men explained that God is pleased by our faith, and not by perfection. Our residents really engaged in the worship and connected with the Katina’s heart for God and the sincerity that they pour into their lyrics and testimony.

Here is what a few of the girls had to say about their private concert with the Katinas:

Haley said, “I thought they were great! They reminded me that it is God who brings transformation and I need to recognize all the things He is doing in my life.”

Beth said, “They shared a message about forgiveness. When I don’t forgive myself, I am saying to Jesus that what He did was not enough. I appreciate this valuable reminder.”

Cari said, “I loved having the Katina’s here. They took time to bless us with their music and we all felt really special.”

To learn more about The Katinas or their new album, “Still,” visit their website at