Tuesday, March 30, 2010

St. Louis Residents Travel to Hear Jesse Duplantis

1The residents and staff of Mercy Ministries have been consistently overwhelmed by the generosity of Jesse and Cathy Duplantis, pastors of Covenant Church in Destrehan, Louisiana. As faithful monthly supporters of Mercy Ministries, both through their church and through Jesse Duplantis Ministries, Jesse and Cathy have donated a wealth of resources, books, and CDs to our residential homes that have proven to be powerful teaching tools. Having spent over 37 years in full time global ministry through travel, world-wide television broadcasting, internet outreach, audio and visual resources and a monthly magazine, this dynamic couple maintains a very busy schedule, but always finds time to encourage our residents.

Last week, the residents and staff made a road trip to Living Bread Church in Washington, Missouri to hear Jesse Duplantis speak at their Wednesday night service. Brother Jesse shared an incredible message about jealousy and the story of the prodigal son and his angry brother. He explained how jealousy often turns up in churches and ministries and he encouraged listeners to keep their hearts and minds in check.

The girls had a wonderful time hearing Brother Jesse teach at Living Bread Church. Here is what some of them had to say about their experience:

Rena said, “His message was very timely and I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in a long time!”

Mary said, “The presence of God was incredible at Living Bread Church. I loved being reminded that all God wants to do is bless us through our obedience.”

Brittany said, “Jesse was hilarious! I really enjoyed getting to hear him speak in person. He has a way of reaching people who are resistant to traditional sermons.”

We are grateful for the many years that Jesse and Cathy have supported Mercy Ministries and how they have poured into the lives of our residents and staff. To learn more about Jesse and Cathy Duplantis, visit their website at www.jdm.org.

To learn more about Living Bread Church, visit www.livingbread.us.