Friday, July 30, 2010

Mercy Ministries Former Residents Go to the Mission Field

We recently had two former Mercy Ministries residents go on mission trips and we wanted to highlight some of their experiences. Kathryne went to Haiti as part of the relief efforts to help with victims of the devastating earthquake that occurred earlier this year. Brittany travelled all the way to South Africa to minister to people in the slums and run Vacation Bible School for the children living there.

Hundreds of our former residents have gone on mission trips since Mercy started more than 27 years ago. We are so privileged to have helped them through a portion of the money you’ve donated during that time. Your gifts are making a difference and are even reaching other nations!

Kathryne with some of the children who were
affected by the Earthquake in Haiti


Kathryne playing games

Kathryne with her missions group in front of the home they built

Brittany with one of the children they ministered to in South Africa

Brittany surrounded by kids during one of their outreach days

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Congressional Candidate CeCe Heil Visits Mercy Ministries

Yesterday, our Nashville residents and staff had the honor of hearing from Congressional Candidate for Tennessee’s 5th district, CeCe Heil. CeCe is an attorney, small business owner, and is the wife of Rick Heil, lead singer of the Grammy nominated group, Sonicflood. We were so excited yesterday when she was able to take time out of her busy schedule to come by, see the ministry firsthand, and encourage our residents and staff!

Nancy Alcorn with Congressional Candidate CeCe Heil

CeCe shared her family’s amazing testimony of how her husband Rick, who had suffered since childhood with the severe intestinal disorder, Crohn’s Disease, was told by a doctor he only had a very short time to live. However, within a few months of that diagnosis he had a miraculous recovery and is now completely healed. She encouraged the girls and staff that with God, anything is possible! She also encouraged them to never give up faith, never give up on their dreams, and to stand up for what they believe.

Check out this video of some of the girls as they respond to CeCe’s testimony:



Thank you, CeCe Heil, for taking the time to encourage our residents and staff!

For more information about CeCe Heil, go to http://www.ceceforcongress.com/.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mercy Ministries Graduate Celebrates Freedom!

Residents and staff gathered together with family and friends at the Lincoln home yesterday to celebrate the graduation of an amazing young woman. We wanted to share Hali’s incredible story of transformation:

Hali

Before coming to Mercy Ministries, I was angry and manipulative and had a morbid fascination with death. I wanted attention and began cutting, abusing drugs and alcohol, and binge eating. I knew I needed help but I had no idea how to get it. My mother heard about Mercy Ministries at church. I grew up in a Christian family so I knew God would change my life if I made the hard decision to go to Mercy.

During my time at Mercy, God showed me who I am in Christ and that He has had a plan for me all along. I am excited about life and no longer desire to cut, binge or use drugs and alcohol. God has purified me! He has made me white as snow!

I hope to one day be a wife and mother but in the meantime, I plan to serve in my church, get a job, and possibly go to Bible College.

Congratulations Hali! We are so glad you made the decision to trust God for your healing and we look forward to all that he has in store for you!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2000 GIRLS ATTEND JAMES RIVER RALLY…

Nancy Alcorn, Mercy Ministries’ Founder and President, said that Friday night’s event was one of the most fun ever for her as a speaker! Right down her alley, the event was a take-off of sports and the training that an athlete must endure to be the best and to win the prize. Nancy is an avid sports fan, and she stated that she loved every second of this event. The theme scripture for the evening was Hebrews 12:1-2 (CEV) and that too is one of Nancy’s favorites - “Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won't let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete.” This scripture was even printed on an event shirt that Nancy had the privilege of wearing while she spoke.

The James River “Run Like a Girl” Women’s Rally had a great turnout of registrants and volunteers - 2,000 total. It was definitely a night to remember!!

Debbie Lindell is an amazing leader (Pictured right with Nancy). She knows how to gather and inspire women of all ages to work together to serve the needs of humanity. There was even a post-rally party that lasted until almost midnight, and the women had a chance to show off their sports skills with such games as flag football, basketball, volleyball, dodge ball, and a take-off of The Amazing Race. It was an amazing set up as they had the games set up on the vast grounds outside the church!

If you think this looks cool, you need to consider attending Debbie’s annual women’s conference, Designed for Life, September 30 – October 2, 2010 – click here to check it out. You will definitely not be disappointed!!!

For more information about Pastors John and Debbie Lindell and James River Assembly, check out www.jamesriver.org for more information.

Debbie Lindell and Nancy Alcorn praying with team leaders prior to the event

Debbie getting it all started

Pre-Rally fun

A time of Praise and Worship

Nancy Alcorn sharing the Message

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Baby Shower for Mercy Mother-To-Be

This weekend, Sarah, one of Mercy Ministries’ Nashville residents, gathered with family, friends and a group of local volunteers for a baby shower. Sarah made the brave decision to come to Mercy Ministries when she faced an unplanned pregnancy. Once Sarah made the decision to parent her child, a local group known as Blessed Beginnings came forward to help her with everything she would need to get started.

For the past three years, Blessed Beginnings, made up of young mothers from the Nashville community, has volunteered its time to organize and host baby showers for the mothers-to-be at Mercy Ministries. It is their desire to provide these expectant mothers with the necessary resources, such as strollers, car seats, baby clothes, diapers, bottles, toys and much more. Members of Blessed Beginnings come armed with cake, punch, flowers, and finger foods and stand in as friends for the day.

Watch this video of Sarah and her parents talking about how blessed they were by the abundance of resources and the love of Christ poured out in a very practical way:


To learn more about how you can help, check out Blessed Beginnings on Facebook.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Mercy Ministries Graduate Serves Her Country

Earlier this week, the Lincoln home celebrated another graduation. It is amazing to see the transformation and freedom these young women have experienced and look forward to what God has in store for the future. What an encouragement it is when we hear from a previous graduate who is still walking in the way of the Lord years later!

We wanted to share this letter from 2005 graduate, Hannah, who came through the doors of Mercy Ministries totally broken and today she’s helping protect our country!

Hello Nancy,

This is Hannah. I graduated from Mercy in Nashville in 2005 and have been doing wonderful…I just completed OCS (Officer Candidate School) and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy. I am now an officer and training to be a surface warfare officer. I will be in Newport, Rhode Island for 4 weeks of surface warfare training…then off to San Diego for more training then off to my permanent station on the USS Chafee (DDG 90) in Pearl Harbor. I wanted to update you on my status and let you know how I was doing and that the Lord is good and with Him, I will lead the fleet on His mighty seas.


Love,

Hannah


We are so proud of Hannah, her hard work, and all that she has accomplished! Thanks to all of our supporters whose investment in the young women of today reaps a harvest of tomorrow’s leaders!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mercy Ministries Celebrates Two New Graduates!

Two more brave young women graduated from the Lincoln (Sacramento area) home on Wednesday. Residents and staff gathered together with family and friends to celebrate the freedom and transformation that can only come from walking with God. Here are their amazing stories:

Catharine F.

Before Mercy, I was mean, manipulative, and hated myself. My feelings of abandonment and rejection led to addiction, depression, self-harm and an eating disorder. I had first heard about Mercy Ministries through a friend and decided to go to an open house at the Lincoln home. During the open house, I instantly felt that God was speaking to me about coming to Mercy. Soon after, I applied to Mercy and was accepted into the program.

During my time at Mercy, I learned I had a choice. I learned who I am in Christ and found security and hope in Him. Now I feel whole, joyful, and free!

After graduation, I plan to go to college, become a nurse, and travel the world doing short-term missions.


Christine M.

Before I came to Mercy Ministries, I was sexually, physically and emotionally abused which led me to believe that I was evil. I was full of shame and guilt and began to struggle with self-harm, addiction, and an eating disorder. I got involved in prostitution and eventually became suicidal. It seemed God wouldn’t let me die so I knew I needed to go to a place where I could learn how to live.

During my time at Mercy, I learned that God has loved me from the beginning. He accepts me just as I am. He has given me hope and grace, and I know He has a purpose and plan for my life.

After Mercy, I plan to go home and hope to eventually go back to school to pursue a degree in education. I would also love to get married and start a family someday!

Congratulations Catharine and Christine! We are so proud of you and the commitment that you’ve shown. It is so exciting to see your newfound hope for the future as you move forward! We know God has amazing plans for you!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

St. Louis Artist Bert VanderMark Visits Mercy Ministries!

Last Thursday, the residents and staff of the Nashville home were blessed to have Bert VanderMark conduct his art class called “Visual Parables.” Bert founded Visual Parables about five years ago as a way to equip people to communicate “visual” praise and worship to God through art. He first felt the calling to bring his relationship with Christ and his work as an artist together when he heard about Mercy Ministries and has generously donated his expertise and resources to the residents and staff ever since.

The inspiration for Visual Parables comes from the example of Jesus. Jesus used parables to teach the truths of God’s Word and the paintings are meant to tell the story of each girl’s healing as her heart becomes sensitive to those truths.

Each session begins with Bert teaching from the Bible, followed by worship and prayer. Last week, Bert taught about how big God is. He challenged the young women of Mercy to “grow up” through getting tough, getting busy and getting real. He shared the importance of aligning our “self-talk” with God’s Word. He then gave the residents some instructions on how to use the supplies and encouraged them to think back to a point of healing and communicate that truth by painting it.
Here is some great video of the session with Bert and the girls as they describe their experience:



Mercy Ministries would like to thank Bert VanderMark for consistently pouring his time and energy into our residents and teaching them how to express themselves through their creativity. For more information about Visual Parables or how to purchase a painting by the Mercy girls, contact Bert at bert@studiomontage.com.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Financial Peace University Gives to Mercy Ministries

Each year, the employees at Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) have an annual “Play Day.” This is a day set aside for the leadership of FPU to give back to its employees. They show their appreciation by providing a wonderful meal, entertainment and lots of fun activities. This year, those same employees decided that they wanted to give instead of receive. They turned their “Play Day” into a day of service by choosing five organizations and requesting a wish list from each.

Last Friday, a group of 15 employees from Financial Peace University came and toured the Nashville home. At the end of their tour, they presented the Nashville residents with canvases for their art classes, an outdoor umbrella for the patio, Target gift cards for each of the girls, and a 42” flat screen television for the classroom!

All of the residents go through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University program while at Mercy and receive a lifetime membership kit when they graduate. Check out the video below of the girls receiving these amazing gifts and talking about what they’ve learned from Dave Ramsey’s program.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Don’t Miss This…

This past Wednesday night in Atlanta, Georgia, Nancy Alcorn had the opportunity to emcee a service that featured amazing stories from five of our Mercy Ministries graduates from years 2002 through 2009. So many have asked for video clips from these events, so please take the time. YOU WILL BE SO GLAD YOU DID!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mercy Ministries Luncheon Held for the First Time in Chattanooga!

A Friends of Mercy Luncheon was held for the first time at the beautiful Chattanooga Golf and Country Club this Tuesday, July 13th. Over 180 new friends were introduced to the work being done at Mercy Ministries and nearly $20,000 was raised in support of the young women we serve!

Nancy Alcorn, Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, was there to cast the vision. Nancy spoke of her experience in government programs where young women were told day after day that they had no choice in dealing with their issues and that they would never be free. She moved forward in her calling to build a home where women are assured that they do have a choice and that freedom can be found in the unconditional love of Jesus Christ because of her strong belief that God is not into treatment, He is into transformation.

Kaitlen and Natalie, two of the amazing young women to graduate from Mercy Ministries, shared their incredible testimonies of hope and healing. Natalie is now a Kindergarten teacher in the Chattanooga area and Kaitlen will be traveling overseas next year to conduct medical research. Both of these young women are powerful examples of the transformation and freedom that is possible in Christ.

The luncheon ended with special music by Mercy Artist Partner, Jonny Diaz. Jonny’s song, More Beautiful You, is a favorite of the Mercy girls. The song aims to tell young women of how they were beautifully created by God for a specific purpose and that they are loved just as they are.

Throughout the meal, our special guests were surrounded by an original artwork exhibit entitled “Portraits of Mercy.” The pieces were created by the Nashville residents under the direction of Bert VanderMark, Founder of Visual Parables. The paintings are available for purchase for $175. The pricing of each piece represents the cost of caring for one girl for one day in the Mercy Ministries program. To purchase one of these paintings or to find out more about Visual Parables, you can contact Bert VanderMark at bert@studiomontage.com.

Special thanks to Event Sponsors, Coca Cola Consolidated, J103, who donated thousands of dollars worth of media time, and Patron Sponsor, Chattem. We are also grateful for our table sponsors whose faithful contributions played a critical part in bringing the vision of Mercy Ministries to a wider audience. We are so happy that leaders in the Chattanooga area are committing their love and support. Thank you for your ongoing prayers and donations as we continue to expand the vision to see more lives transformed!

To find out more about how you can sponsor a Friends of Mercy Luncheon in your area, contact Whitney Nall at wnall@mercyministries.com.


US/Washington DC: Domestic Trafficking of Minors Briefing Notice

BRIEFING NOTICE:
Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors

The Victims’ Rights Caucus and the Human Trafficking Caucus cordially invite you to attend a briefing to discuss the pervasive and troubling issue of domestic minor sex trafficking of minors.

When: Monday July 19 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Where: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building

Speakers:
Former Congresswoman Linda Smith
, Founder and President, Shared Hope International
Sergeant Ryan Long, Vice Division, Seattle Police Department
Ernie Allen, President and CEO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Emily Fitchpatrick, Director, Hope House/On Eagles Wings, North Carolina
Sidney Ford, Founder and Executive Director, You Are Never Alone, Maryland

While many know the horrors of international sex trafficking, sexual violence and trafficking of American girls remains largely invisible. Experts estimate that each year at least 100,000 children in the United States are exploited through prostitution.
These girls who are bought and sold for sex are just that - girls, most between the ages of 12 and 14. They are sexually exploited for their youth, routinely raped, beaten into submission and even tattooed like cattle by their pimps. Shockingly, those who traffic American girls are rarely prosecuted.

Domestic minor sex trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Christopher Smith have introduced H.R. 5575, the Domestic Minor Sex trafficking Deterrence and Victims Support Act of 2010 to provide the framework for the targeted and effective solutions to this problem.

We invite you to attend and learn more about solutions to address this issue.
For more information or questions, please contact Amy English at amy@sharedhope.org or 703.351.8062.

This briefing is open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ABC Family Features Mercy Graduate

Yesterday, on the ABC Family Channel, the 700 Club Interactive show featured Mercy Ministries graduate, Katie Johanson. In a segment called Behind the Mask, Katie spoke about her struggle with self-hatred and anger which led to self-harm and thoughts of suicide. Katie found healing and restoration at Mercy where the lies she once believed were replaced with the truth of God’s love. Katie is now a staff member at our St. Louis home! Listen to her story in this segment:

700 Club Interactive airs weekdays on ABC Family at 9:30am EST.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Friends of Mercy Luncheon in Nashville

The Nashville home dining room was packed last Thursday, as we kicked off another successful Friends of Mercy Luncheon. Many of our Community Board Members were there to share their passion and vision for Mercy Ministries but we were also encouraged to see so many new faces – 55 people in attendance, including some of the members of the women’s pro-softball team, the Tennessee Diamonds. New Mercy Artist Partner, Dorothy Savage was also there to show her support.

Guests toured the Nashville home following the luncheon and were eager to learn how they could get involved in supporting the young women we serve. Many of our guests took information about the Run for Mercy 5K being held in Nashville on October 30, 2010. Another friend made the commitment to become a Treasure Builder. Treasure Builders commit to invest their resources in Mercy Ministries on a monthly basis. Here is what one of our guests had to say about how she was inspired at the luncheon:

I feel very blessed to have been a guest. I loved meeting some of the girls, they were really inspiring! I would love to volunteer in any way possible and you can totally count me in for the 5K! I will continue to spread the word about Mercy Ministries and the work that God is doing there! - Lindsay

In these tough economic times, it is amazing to see how God continues to provide for the work being done at Mercy Ministries through the faithfulness of our donors. Special thanks to Community Board Members, Matt and Tammy Meinel, who generously sponsored this event.

We hope you enjoy these pictures from the luncheon:


There are many ways to get involved in supporting the young women we serve. If you would like to know more about becoming a Treasure Builder, the Run for Mercy 5K, or the would like to attend the next Friends of Mercy Luncheon on November 4th free of charge, go to www.mercyministries.com.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Special thanks to Shelayne McDaniel, State Director of One Heart.

Our founder and president, Nancy Alcorn, had the privilege of being a speaker at the Dare to Dream Conference hosted by Shelayne McDaniel, Director of One Heart. There were approximately 1000 women in attendance at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN. Music was provided by worship leader, Tracee Davidson, along with Sparrow Recording Artist, Sarah Reeves.

Shelayne opened the night with a very compelling message about not giving up on the dreams that you’ve had in your heart, even though it seems like they may never happen. She challenged everyone in a powerful way to believe in big things.

Sarah Reeves, Shelayne McDaniel, Nancy Alcorn and Lisa Bevere

The three day conference included two messages from Lisa Bevere and Nancy Alcorn, along with music by Sparrow Recording Artist, Sarah Reeves, and worship by Tracee Davidson from Bristol, TN.

Lisa Bevere

Nancy Alcorn

Tracee Davidson leading worship

Sarah Reeves and band

Nancy Alcorn

The Nashville Mercy residents and staff were so blessed to be a part of this great annual event and look forward to another special time a year from now. Thanks to everyone who served to make this conference possible!

Shelayne McDaniel praying over the Mercy residents!

Mercy girls enjoying the conference!

Nashville Program Director, Ashley, pictured with two Mercy residents

For more information about Shelayne McDaniel and One Heart visit their website at http://www.oneheartladies.org.

Sarah Reeves http://www.myspace.com/sarahreevesmusic

Tracee Davidson http://www.traceelee.com

Lisa Bevere http://www.messengerinternational.org

Mercy Ministries Celebrates the Birth of Baby Josiah!

Nashville resident, Sharayah, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy this morning! Baby Josiah was born today, July 12, 2010 at 7:37am weighing 7lbs., 2oz. and measuring 20 inches long! After what Sharayah described as an easy labor, they are both doing well!

Josiah’s mother was already on the waiting list to come to Mercy Ministries when she discovered she was pregnant. She made the brave decision to come to Mercy and choose life for her baby. Soon they will be returning home to begin their incredible journey together.

We are so thankful to all of our supporters who make it possible for young women like Sharayah to come to Mercy. You are helping save lives! Check out this video of Sharayah and beautiful Baby Josiah:


Friday, July 9, 2010

Birthdays are Special at Mercy Ministries

Mercy Ministries residents love to surprise each other and all the staff members with custom designed birthday doors! Christy Tullos, RN and Director of Medical Services at the Nashville home, came to work on her birthday last week and found a life-sized picture of money management expert Dave Ramsey on the door to her office.

Dave Ramsey, a popular radio personality and New York Times Best Selling author of The Total Money Makeover, is a long-time supporter of Mercy Ministries both professionally and personally. Through his business, he has helped countless people take control of their finances using Financial Peace University materials. All of our residents complete the Financial Peace program during their time at Mercy and Dave and his wife, Sharon, have blessed our residents by providing each girl with a Financial Peace University lifetime membership kit once they graduate from our program.

Christy Tullos is a big fan of Dave Ramsey and often listens to his program and CD’s in the car while driving the girls to their doctor’s appointments. Here’s what a couple of our residents had to say about Christy’s door:


To learn more about Dave Ramsey and Financial Peace University, visit his website at www.daveramsey.com.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mercy Ministries Celebrates in St. Louis

Residents, staff, and family members gathered at the St. Louis home yesterday to celebrate the graduation of two more amazing young women. Both have experienced the freedom and transformation that comes from knowing the unconditional love of God. Here are their powerful stories:

Sara C.
I grew up in a very controlling environment, focused on appearance, and perfectionism. There was no option but to excel and succeed. Ballet was my sole purpose, hope, and identity and I began limiting my food to achieve the perfect look for dance. Though I might have appeared okay on the outside, I began a downhill spiral into severe anorexia. The anorexia led to cutting, burning, binging, purging, smoking, and overdoses. Hopeless, I tried to kill myself three times. My life was a blur of countless hospital visits, treatment centers, inpatient facilities, sober houses, day programs, and outpatient treatment. I'd lost all hope after being told over and over again that I would never be free from my issues. After hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of secular treatment that didn’t work, I found out about Mercy Ministries

I entered the Mercy program completely broken and hoping for a chance at life. At Mercy I learned what it means to truly trust God and His plans for me. God has been showing me His unconditional love and care for every detail of my life, as well as His incredible grace, mercy, and forgiveness. He has given meaning and purpose to my life. I now have peace. This is the first time I have ever experienced freedom and happiness!

I look forward to returning home and spending time with my family to restore and strengthen those relationships. I will be getting involved in my church and volunteering until I begin working. In the future, I hope to attend Bible College.


Kelli C.
Growing up as a ballet dancer, I learned at a young age to strive for perfection and thinness. When I went to college and found myself with some independence, I fell into the dangerous trap of eating disorders and compulsive over-exercise. Spending the next few years in and out of hospitals and treatment centers for malnutrition and depression, I started to develop a hopeless outlook on life.

I heard about Mercy Ministries through a friend and went to the website for more information. Soon I knew that God was the only one who could truly heal me. During my time at Mercy, God has shown me that I am His precious daughter. He longs to hear from me and to have an intimate relationship with me and He does not expect perfection. God loves me despite all my flaws and I am completely dependent upon Him and His power.

I will be returning to school at the University of North Texas to finish up my psychology degree. After that I will be going to graduate school to get a Masters Degree in Counseling and maybe one day I will get to be a counselor for Mercy Ministries!

Congratulations Sara and Kelli! It is amazing to see your lives so truly transformed and we can’t wait to see what God has in store for you as you move forward!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mercy Ministries Celebrates the Fourth of July!

The 4th of July weekend was full of fun for the residents of our four U.S. homes. The residents at the Lincoln home kicked things off the last weekend of June by attending the “Celebrate America” event at the Sunset Christian Center in the Sacramento area. There were over 10,000 people in attendance and Mercy Ministries founder Nancy Alcorn was a featured speaker! The girls rounded out the holiday weekend on Saturday with a picnic supper and fireworks.

Residents at the Monroe home went swimming, played volleyball, grilled hamburgers, and ate some fun and festive holiday desserts while the girls at the Nashville and St. Louis homes celebrated with fireworks and face painting at local parks. It was a fun and relaxing change in routine for all of our U.S. residents. We hope you enjoy these great photos from the holiday weekend:



Friday, July 2, 2010

Mercy Ministries Special Thank You to CAbi

Residents of the Nashville home were surprised with a “shopping spree”, when 40 boxes of designer clothes arrived at the home thanks to The Heart of CAbi Foundation! There were hundreds of items for the girls to choose from and for some of them, the clothes were the nicest they had ever owned. All of the other Mercy homes will receive similar clothes donations in the next few days! Here is what one of our staff members who witnessed the spree had to say:

What a privilege it was to pass out these beautiful clothes to the Nashville residents. It was incredible to see the looks of shock on their faces when they found out the clothes were free. Their faces really lit up when they came in to “model” what they got! Each girl felt so beautiful and blessed by this amazing CAbi donation. A huge thank you to The Heart of CAbi Foundation for blessing Mercy Ministries in this way.—Whitney Nall, Nashville Community Relations Manager

The Heart of CAbi Foundation is an extension of CAbi, a designer clothing company that provides a personal shopping experience through home-based parties. Here is the mission of The Heart of CAbi Foundation as described on their website:

(From the website)
Established in 2005, The Heart of CAbi Foundation, in partnership with CAbi, LLC, works to fulfill the mission of providing the poor and disenfranchised women of the world a greater opportunity and realization of empowerment through the gifts of our clothing, our financial support, and our volunteer efforts, all given in the spirit of God’s love.

Thanks to The Heart of CAbi Foundation and founder Carol Anderson for a donation that will allow these young women to walk into the future with style!


Pastor Brady Boyd from New Life speaks at Mercy

It was our great joy to host Pastor Brady Boyd from New Life Church in Colorado Springs for our morning chapel service. Several of our residents commented that they thought it was one of the best messages they had ever heard, as they were able to connect the Father’s love and His care for them as a special daughter. In 2 Corinthians 6:18 it says that “God will be a Father to me and I will be His daughter.” It’s one thing to read that scripture, but it’s another thing all together to receive a personal revelation. Pastor Brady was able to impart that to our girls as a powerful revelation, and to several for the very first time. We thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of pictures from our time together.