Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mercy Graduate Now a Doctor!!

When Bethany walked through the doors of Mercy Ministries in the Spring of 2005 no one knew that she would one day be a doctor. God knew the plans that He had for her, and a miracle was about to happen! Bethany came to Mercy with a serious eating disorder, an obsessive compulsive disorder, and a serious problem with self-harm. But God has promised us in Isaiah 61:7 that instead of our former shame, He will give us double honor and now Bethany Solomon is Dr. Bethany Schilling. That’s right – she went to Texas A&M where she graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2010 and got married just a few months ago to a wonderful godly man. As you can see from these pictures Beau and Bethany are totally enjoying their life together. Just recently we received a $500 donation from them thanking Mercy for transforming Bethany’s life and for believing in her when no one else did. In Bethany’s own words,

“Without Mercy I don’t know how this could have ever happened. I am so thankful to God for life, and I plan to use all the life that I have left to glorify Him and share the hope of the Gospel with the lost, broken and hurting people in this world. Beau and I will be lifetime supporters of this ministry, and I hope and pray that the amount we can sow will grow in time. I pray that the Lord blesses the hands of His servants at Mercy to keep shedding light and bringing treasures out of darkness by the resurrection power of Christ.”

Bethany’s words say it all. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost and He came to heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free. We celebrate Bethany’s freedom with her today and we celebrate the beautiful marriage of Bethany and Beau for a lifetime.

Thanks to all of our supporters for making this changed life possible!

Way to go, Dr. Bethany – WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!