Friday, March 12, 2010

Youth Pastor Marcia Bethke Visits Sacramento Home

2This week, residents at our Sacramento home enjoyed meeting Marcia Bethke, a young woman with a huge heart for young people. Marcia and her husband Kyle oversee the student ministries at Sunset Christian Center in Rocklin, California. Marcia and Kyle fell in love with our ministry to hurting young women and wanted to get involved!

Sunset Christian Center has come alongside Mercy Ministries in a number of ways. The Bethkes head up an internship program through their church that two of our graduates have become a part of, and Marcia has worked with the counseling staff at Mercy Ministries to help establish accountability partners for the girls when they graduate from our program.

During her visit, Marcia encouraged our residents to develop a hunger for God’s Word and emphasized what we at Mercy call the four “stay ins,” which help to set our girls up for success as they continue to walk out their freedom after they leave Mercy - stay in God’s Word, stay in prayer, stay in fellowship, and stay in church. The girls were deeply encouraged by her powerful message and loved her sweet personality.

To learn more about Marcia Bethke and Sunset Christian Center, visit