Monday, September 13, 2010

Victoria Hearst visits Mercy Ministries

Residents and staff of the Nashville home were honored to have Victoria Hearst as a guest speaker this morning. Victoria is the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, best known as the head of a media empire and creator of the famous estate, “Hearst Castle.” The kidnapping of Victoria’s sister, Patty, by terrorists in 1974 thrust the Hearst family further into the public eye.

Victoria spoke words of encouragement as she shared her journey through a life without Christ until age 40. Before that moment, she tried to find satisfaction with what the world had to offer, including a difficult relationship with her boyfriend. Victoria gave her life to Christ in 1995 and formed Praise Him Ministries in 2001. She encouraged the girls to always put God first, to learn to forgive, and to spend time in God’s Word. She told them, “Never say I can’t, but rather I’m currently having difficulty but I will soon improve!”

Victoria invited Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, to take part in the popular NightVision Music Festival in July 2011 which is produced by Praise Him Ministries. This huge renowned festival will feature top Christian artists such as Toby Mac and Chris Tomlin.

The staff and girls at Mercy were so blessed by her wisdom and encouragement today and we look forward to working with Praise Him Ministries in the future!

Nancy Alcorn with Victoria Hearst