Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Awesome Mercy Ministries Christmas Event in Nashville, TN

It was a night to remember with one-of-a-kind auction items, award winning entertainment and a surprise presentation that brought everyone to tears. Over 400 supporters filled the ballroom of the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on Friday night, December 10th for the Merry Mercy Christmas Benefit in Nashville. This year’s event was chaired by popular radio show host and New York Times Best Selling author, Dave Ramsey and his wife Sharon. They encouraged everyone to give generously to the work being done at Mercy.

Event Chair, Dave Ramsey
The evening began with a silent auction which included everything from beautiful original artwork to relaxing weekend getaways. One of our most exciting auction items was a celebrity autographed piano donated by country music legend, T.G. Sheppard and his wife, country music singer/songwriter Kelly Lang in conjunction with Samick Music Corporation. The piano was signed by some of Nashville’s biggest stars such as Brad Paisley, George Jones, Dierks Bentley and Michael W. Smith just to name a few!

T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang

Michael W. Smith

After an amazing dinner, Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, shared the vision of Mercy Ministries and how the past does not dictate a girls' future and how all things can be made new through Christ. In a powerful  illustration of hope and healing, more than 25 Mercy graduates attended the event and shared their stories of transformation with a powerful cardboard testimony. Be sure to check our website next week to see a video of this unforgettable presentation.

Nancy Alcorn casts the vision

Before and After

We would also like to thank Christian Music Legend and Dove Award winning artist, Phil Keaggy for providing the incredible entertainment.  Phil and his band performed an awesome Beatles tribute that had everyone rockin' and rollin'!

Phil Keaggy

Our emcee, Nashville News Channel 5 Meteorologist and Weatherman Charlie Neese even gave us a personal weather forecast for the evening.

Emcee, Charlie Neese
Here are more pictures from the festivities: 

Nancy with some of our graduates
Original artwork done by Nashville residents

Silent auction items
We'd also like to thank renowned Nashville photographer, Tommy Quinn, for donating his services.

Thank you to all of our amazing supporters for helping Mercy Ministries bring hope to the young women we serve. We continue to get more and more calls for help and as the need grows, so must the financial support. Your donations make it possible for these girls to get the help they need completely free of charge and can make the difference between life and death. For more information about how you can help, CLICK HERE.