Wednesday, November 10, 2010

One Long Road Together

Thanks to an amazing group of teenagers from Richmond, Virginia, another hurting young woman will have the prayers and support she needs at Mercy Ministries. On October 30th, a group of 13 high school students and volunteers laced up their shoes for a 45 mile trek from Richmond to Williamsburg to raise money for Mercy Ministries. Their goal was to raise $2,100, for Mercy’s “Sponsor A Girl” program. They called their 45 mile relay-walk “One Long Road Together”, representing their desire to walk alongside a Mercy girl as she goes through the program. These incredible teenagers asked everyone they know to make a pledge for every mile they travelled. One of the students, Olivia, gave handmade bracelets to supporters who gave $50 or more. After a beautiful, fun-filled day on the Virginia highway, they raised a total of $2,369!!! Here is what youth leader Nicole Unice had to say about the journey:

“What a great experience and a great day! We wanted to stretch ourselves, do something hard, sacrifice a Saturday – to say to one girl at Mercy: We love you. We believe in you. We know God can change your life. We believe in miracles.

It is because of supporters like these amazing and creative teenagers that hurting young women can come to Mercy free of charge.  To learn more about how you can sponsor a girl, go to www.mercyministries.org.