Friday, April 16, 2010

Stephen and Candy LaFlora Visit Mercy in Nashville!

1This week, worship leaders, Stephen and Candy LaFlora took time out of their schedules to share with our Nashville residents! The LaFloras have served in worship ministry for over 20 years, working with Christian leaders such as Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Hillsong, Delirious, and others. They are currently serving on Joyce Meyer’s Conference Tour.

Candy led our residents in worship and encouraged the girls to always treat themselves as a valuable treasure, regardless of how others choose to treat them. Stephen followed up by encouraging each resident to stay focused on their journey, especially during their time at Mercy. The LaFlora’s powerful messages about stewardship and value challenged residents to fully surrender to the Lord’s process so they can be fruitful and learn who they are in Christ. Each girl was encouraged in a personal way to continue on her journey of healing during her time at Mercy Ministries.

Many of the girls were touched by what Stephen and Candy had to share. Here is what a few of them had to say about this special visit:

2Pheobe said, “I was really impacted by the LaFloras. They reminded me that my time at Mercy is only for a season, and I must stay focused and not get distracted.”

Heather said, “This was an AMAZING teaching. Understanding how valuable I am helps me move from a place of being wounded to a place where I am healed and whole.”

Jen said, “Stephen said the enemy tries to make us tired so we will give up, but we have to remember that God already has the victory. When I feel like quitting, I must remember that I can keep moving forward, even it is only with small steps.”

To learn more about Stephen and Candy LaFlora, visit their websites at or