Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving at Mercy Ministries!

Thanksgiving is a special time of celebration and fellowship at all of the Mercy Ministries homes. On Wednesday afternoon, the residents worked with some of our volunteers to prepare Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal complete with turkey, sweet potatoes, and stuffing. The girls learned how to make most of their dishes from scratch, something many of them had never done before! One of our residents even brought a special recipe from home to prepare for everyone. Staff members from each home and our corporate offices brought several delicious desserts for all of the residents to enjoy.

On Thanksgiving morning, the girls slept in and then enjoyed watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade as final preparations were made for their special dinner. After enjoying a wonderful meal together, residents gathered around the table to share what they are thankful for. Everyone was moved by the many blessings that were shared and several of the girls expressed that this was the first time they truly enjoyed Thanksgiving. Overall it was a relaxing day of playing games, watching football, and creating memories.

We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our faithful supporters! It is because of your commitment and generosity that these young women were able to have a truly special holiday filled with hope and love. We hope you enjoy these fun photos of our holiday weekend:


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