Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mercy Multiplied in Louisiana!

At Mercy Ministries, we are always grateful when a new community embraces the vision of Mercy and commits to support the hurting young women we serve. A Friends of Mercy Luncheon was held for the first time in Ruston, Louisiana at the beautiful Historic Ruston Fire Station on Tuesday, September 28th. Over 40 new friends came out to hear about the life-changing work being done at Mercy!

Dana Owens, Community Relations Manager for Mercy in Monroe, Louisiana, was there to cast the vision and Mercy graduates, Crystal, Rebecca, and Jessica, shared their powerful testimonies of hope and healing. Two of the graduates are now staff members at our Monroe home. Jessica graduated from Mercy six years ago and is now one of our counselors and Crystal, who came to Mercy with a severe eating disorder, is now the Fitness and Nutrition Manager! All of these amazing young women experienced the transformation and freedom that is possible in Christ and are great examples of Mercy being multiplied!

Special thanks to Event Sponsors, Dr. John and Dee Ledbetter, of Louisiana Pain Care www.lapaincare.com who once again underwrote the cost of the event. Your continued support of Mercy Ministries is helping change lives! We are also grateful for Community Board Member, Stanley Dupuy, who played a critical part in bringing the vision of Mercy Ministries to a wider audience. Thanks to all who have faithfully supported Mercy Ministries throughout the years and are committed to spreading the vision of Mercy to others. Your support is essential to seeing the lives of hurting young women restored!

If you are in the Monroe area and missed the Ruston Friends of Mercy Luncheon, please join us for our upcoming Louisiana Fish Fry on Thursday, October 14th. This event is free of charge and is sure to be a lot of fun! For more information about the Fish Fry, contact Heather Robinson at 615-831-6987 or hrobinson@mercyministries.com.

Monroe Community Relations Manager, Dana Owens

Graduate and staff member, Crystal, shares her story