Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mercy Ministries Open House and Rededication in Monroe

The very first Mercy Ministries home was purchased in Monroe, Louisiana in 1983. This year, the home received a much needed makeover with renovations including new furniture, paint, and appliances as well as beautiful landscaping and a brand new sign. Providing a beautiful home for the girls speaks to the value we place on the lives of the young women we serve. A first class facility communicates that they are loved and worthy.

It was standing room only on Sunday, August 22nd when over 250 people came to celebrate the rededication of our Monroe home. Founding Board Members, Susan Cordell and Jerry Hightower, were both there to help celebrate, as well as long time supporters, Patty and Quincy Doles (originally from Monroe), who came all the way from their home in Olympia, Washington for the event! Tours were given for the first time in Monroe during an Open House and the residents enjoyed showing off their new home.

President and Founder of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, was there to thank the members of the Monroe community for their support and to reunite with some old friends. Several “Mercy babies,” now all grown up, were there with their adoptive parents to visit with Nancy and celebrate the rededication. President of the Community Board, Pastor Sam Carr and his wife, Becky, led the rededication ceremony with prayer and asked for the continued support of Mercy Ministries. Check out these great pictures of the newly renovated home:

A welcoming entrance...

Nancy was greeted at the door by Isaiah and Israel.

The Monroe Classroom

The Library

A comfortable living room

Beautiful, inviting bedrooms

The new pool landscaping looks like a resort!

Nancy casting the vision

Standing Room Only!

While the renovations at the Monroe home are such a blessing, there is still more work to be done! In fact, there are still room sponsorships available as well as much needed support for our current operations! Contact hrobinson@mercyministries.com for more information about the many ways you can get involved and support Mercy Ministries.

With the help of faithful supporters who are the lifeline of Mercy Ministries, we are able to give hurting young women the help they so desperately need. Thank you!!