Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mercy Volunteer Says Happy Birthday!

Birthdays are celebrated in a special way at our Monroe, Louisiana home thanks to faithful Mercy Ministries supporter, Dee Ledbetter. Dee and her daughter Rachel come to the home every other month armed with table decorations, dinner, and cake, ready for a special birthday celebration. Each time, the party has a different theme and this month it was Italian! The girls enjoyed a delicious meal of lasagna, garlic bread, salad, and personalized Italian cream cakes for each birthday girl.

After dinner, Dee shared her story of how God saved Rachel’s life after a near fatal car accident, answering many prayers throughout the ordeal. She also told the girls about her son and the events leading up to his commitment to Christ. Dee finished the evening by giving each resident a handout of scriptures on God’s faithfulness. The girls were so blessed by Dee’s words and are already looking forward to her next visit.

Dee and her husband, Dr. John Ledbetter, have been longtime supporters of Mercy and we are so thankful for all of the ways they show their support and minister to the hurting young women of Mercy Ministries. To find out more about how you can use your passion in volunteering with Mercy Ministries, click here and download the volunteer application.

Getting everything ready

Dee and Rachel make a salad

Italian creme cakes for each birthday girl!

Our Monroe residents with Dee and Rachel Ledbetter