Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mercy Graduates on Mission Around the World!

Many of our girls who graduate from Mercy Ministries have a heart to give back and share the hope they have found by traveling on national and international mission trips. Last year we had over 20 Mercy graduates serving others in various locations globally. It is such a privilege to support these young women on the mission field financially and in prayer We thought you would enjoying reading about the most recent four girls that Mercy has sponsored:

Lindsay – St. Louis Graduate, 2009

“I have been given the opportunity to go to Kosovo on a mission trip this summer through Service International in Chesterfield, MO. While in Kosovo, we will be sharing God’s Word with children from all backgrounds, to give them a better understanding of their heavenly Father’s unconditional love and mercy. The passion and yearning to eliminate injustice burns in my heart far beyond what words can express. God has called me to help the hurting by speaking life into those who are depressed and afraid; holding the broken-hearted, praying for the sick, and loving the unloved.”

Danielle – Nashville Graduate, 2009

“Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined myself traveling to China and Thailand one year ago. But here I am today, transformed and renewed by God’s overwhelming mercy, ready to travel across the world to share His love. In April, my team and I here at Youth with a Mission Discipleship Training School will be leaving on an 8 week mission trip to China and Thailand! Although China is one of the most populous nations on earth, only 7% of the people are Christian. It is illegal to openly evangelize in China; however, we have an incredible opportunity to present the Gospel through public schools and universities. Thailand, on the other hand, has remained captive to the traditions and practices of Buddhism for hundreds of years. We will target specific border villages that are in need of the Gospel and we will partner with long-term ministries in the cities which reach out to the slums, prisons, and orphanages. We have this unique opportunity to be God’s hands extended to these nations.”

Cailee – Nashville Graduate, 2008

“I will be traveling with No Boundaries International in August of 2010 to Mexico to spread the love of Christ. That is exactly what I want to do. I am only 15, but I feel a call on my life to fulfill Mark 16:15 and go into the world and preach the Gospel to all creation! I have a passion for the lost and hurting people of this world and I want to show them that God’s love can overcome anything. I want to make a difference and show people the love of Christ.”

Chantelle – Nashville Graduate, 2009

“I am very excited to share with you the life-changing opportunity that I have with Teen Mania Ministries - to serve as a missionary in the U.S. and abroad. During my year at the Honor Academy, I will be ministering to the young people of America, helping with Acquire the Fire events and Teen Mania mission trips. This experience with Honor Academy will begin in August 2010 and will focus on leadership development, apologetics, growth in character, integrity, knowledge of world missions, and will conclude with a 2 month global mission expedition. I sense God’s leading toward missions as a possible vocation and this seems like the right next step for me.”

We are so proud of each of these graduates who are using their own personal stories of freedom to extend hope to a hurting world.These young young women leave Mercy transformed, with fresh hope for the future. Their passion for life is contagious as they reach out to those in need of healing. Please be in prayer for them and be looking for blog updates as they return with testimonies and pictures.