Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Matthew West Invites Mercy Residents To Be His Special Guests!

Matthew and Emily West
The Nashville residents were so excited to be the special guests of Grammy nominated songwriter Matthew West for The Story of Your Life Tour last week. Matthew and his beautiful wife Emily have become great friends and supporters of Mercy Ministries; Matthew is one of Mercy’s Artist Partners and Emily volunteers at the corporate offices every week!

Before the concert, the girls had a special private “meet and greet” with Matthew and enjoyed snacks that Emily made herself, especially for them! Matthew spoke to the girls about how the past does not determine their future and encouraged them that their stories are worth telling. Many of the residents shared how much his music has meant to them on their journey toward healing and freedom and during the concert, they sang along with every word. Here are some photos from this incredible night of fun and fellowship:

Enjoying Emily's homemade snacks

Matthew shares an encouraging word

Residents enjoying the concert

West’s latest album points to the issues young women face and encourages them that in Christ, they can have healing and restoration. This is the heart of Mercy Ministries, and we are so grateful for Matthew and Emily’s friendship and support as they go beyond the music and seek to help hurting young women get the counsel, resources and freedom they so desperately need! Thank you!

If you are interested in becoming a Mercy Ministries Artist Partner, contact Eve Annunziato at 615-831-6987 or eannunziato@mercyministries.com.