Friday, April 30, 2010

Three Mercy Grads Now College Graduates!!


At Mercy Ministries, we have always emphasized the value of higher education and continue to encourage the girls who go through our program to further their academics. I recently received graduation announcements from three amazing young women who will be receiving their college degrees this spring! I wanted to share their exciting news with you.

1Bethany Solomon sent me this graduation announcement letting me know that she will be graduating from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine on Thursday, May 13th. I actually had the privilege of visiting Bethany on the Texas A&M campus about three years ago when I was in the area. We had dinner together and then went to a basketball game - it was so fun! I am so proud of Bethany and how she is using her training to go on missions trips overseas to help those who are less fortunate. It has been our joy to sponsor her on the missions trips that she has taken through Texas A&M since graduating from Mercy in 2006. When Bethany was in the program, she used to take care of Jude, our Mercy dog. I couldn't resist scanning this announcement that shows Bethany wearing her white veterinary coat - so exciting!!! It's so fun to see her dreams coming true. Not only is she graduating, but she will also be getting married in June to a wonderful, Godly young man that I had the chance to meet and approve of (ha!). Congratulations, Bethany! I am so proud of you on both of these accomplishments!

4I also want to brag on another graduate named Tina Brown. She graduated from Mercy 2006. Tina sent us her announcement letting us know that she will be graduating from John Brown University and will be attending graduate school at Richmont University in Atlanta. She will be pursuing her Master's in Counseling Psychology. It is so cool to me that Tina has chosen to go into counseling and psychology based on her own personal experience and the issues she courageously faced during her time at Mercy. I know she will be a great counselor! Way to go, Tina! I am so very proud of you.

3Last, but not least, I wanted to tell you about Devin Donohue. She is a beautiful young woman that graduated from Mercy in 2007. Devin just graduated from Sullivan University with an Associate's Degree in Marketing Management. Devin has recently started her own photography business, Legacy Photography (link this to the following:, where she is already able to put her degree to work! Devin also plans to do some traveling now that she is finished with school and hopes to go on a mission trip soon! Well done, Devin! I am so proud of all you have accomplished.

I know that you join me in congratulating Bethany, Tina, and Devin on their graduations. I am so thrilled to see what God will continue to do with their lives!.