Thursday, September 9, 2010

Lincoln Residents Answer “The Call”

On Saturday, September 4th, Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, along with the staff and 40 residents of our California home gathered with thousands from across the nation at TheCall in Sacramento. Lou Engle is the visionary and co-founder of TheCall which invites young people to come together to worship, fast, and pray for justice and spiritual awakening in our nation. Nearly 15,000 people gathered for a special time of praise and worship at Raley Field Friday night, September 3rd to kick off this powerful time of prayer.

Nancy and the brave young women from our California home took the stage at the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento to share their powerful stories of freedom and healing and to pray for the young women of our nation who have suffered from trafficking, cutting, eating disorders, abuse, addictions, and other life-controlling issues.

Here’s what some of our residents had to say about the experience:

“It was really empowering, like nothing I’ve ever experienced. I didn’t realize we had so much power through prayer and standing in the gap for something you believe in.” - Diane

“I loved the worship. It was so powerful. I’ve never felt anything so strong before.”Breanna

Our residents and staff were deeply impacted by this entire event, and it was such a joy for our girls to be personally encouraged and ministered to by Lou Engle’s wife, Therese, world-renown author and speaker Cindy Jacobs, and Lou’s parents. Lou’s dad was celebrating his 90th birthday and still took the time to bless and minister to the young women who are currently in our California home. We are so thankful for Lou Engle and his family for their great love for people and the wonderful sacrifices they have made!!

Check out these photos from the event:

Thousands worship together at TheCall in Sacramento

Our 40 California residents pray with Nancy at The Call

Crowd captivated by TheCall speakers at the Capitol Mall

Lou Engle's parents encourage our girls

Fun times with Mercy residents at The Call!!!