Friday, May 7, 2010

Nancy Alcorn Speaks At Sacramento National Day of Prayer Breakfast!

On Thursday May 6, 2010, Mercy Ministries Founder and President, Nancy Alcorn, was honored to be the keynote speaker for the 5th annual South Placer County National Day of Prayer Breakfast in Rocklin, California. This event, hosted by William Jessup University, is the largest National Day of Prayer observation in the state of California with more than 700 people gathering to pray for America’s military, our schools and our places of worship.

Speaking in the Sacramento area was a special honor for Nancy as the first West Coast Mercy Ministries’ home opened in October of last year in Lincoln, CA. Click here to read a story about Mercy Ministries’ new home and benefactor Buzz Oates. Many of the very people who made the opening of that home possible were present to hear Nancy speak and come together as a community in prayer for our nation.

After opening remarks and invocation led by the university’s President, Dr. Bryce Jessup, Nancy shared the story of Mercy Ministries and how prayer changes lives. She challenged the audience to remember September 11 when we as a nation called on Christ unashamedly in our time of need. She encouraged everyone to always remember His provision!

Nancy shared about the struggle she faced working in a girls’ correctional facility and how she could not share Christ because of government regulations. However, with the freedom that Mercy Ministries brings, she can share with young women that God loves them and has a plan for their lives!

Nancy left the audience with a final declaration: God is faithful and will provide for every need! A big thanks to John Allard, Chairman of the South Placer breakfast, for the special invitation for Nancy to speak and be a part of this great event!

The National Day of Prayer, created in 1952, is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May. It is a day when people from all faiths are asked to join together to pray for our nation. To learn more about The National Day of Prayer, visit