Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mercy Graduates Share “A Night of Hope”

Over the weekend, three Mercy Ministries graduates were invited to share their testimonies at the 2nd annual “A Night of Hope” in Priceville, AL. Jessica, Ainsley, and Abigail are all from the Alabama area and each of them made the trip to share the freedom and transformation they experienced at Mercy.

Student Minister of Shiloh Baptist Church, Michael Walters, started this event last year when he saw how many of his youth were struggling with suicide, depression, self-harm, and addiction. Over 400 people, mostly youth, came on Saturday night to hear the message of healing, grace, and hope. Founder of the non-profit organization, To Write Love on Her Arms, Jamie Tworkowski, was the featured speaker at the event and loved spending time with the Mercy girls. Nandi Pryce, Coordinator of the Ambassador Program at Mercy Ministries, was there to cast the vision of Mercy and introduce the graduates. Here’s what she had to say about the event:

“A Night of Hope” was incredible! Graduates Jessica, Ainsley and Abigail shared the healing that they received in Christ when they were at Mercy. All three of them talked about the labels that people had put on them, and told their peers that they can make the choice to ask God to heal their hearts. It was powerful!

Mercy graduates pictured from left to right, Abigail, Jessica, and Ainsley

Abigail, Jessica, and Ainsley with Jamie Tworkowski, Founder of To Write Love on Her Arms