Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mercy Ministries is More Than Just a Job

Trish Squittieri
For staff member, Trish Squittieri, Mercy Ministries is more than just a job, it is a cause that she feels so passionately about, she is willing to go the distance. That distance is the 26.2 miles in Nashville’s Country Music Marathon on April 30th! Trish is so passionate about the work being done at Mercy Ministries, she has decided to raise money by running in the Country Music Marathon, her first-ever race of this magnitude! She will dedicate each mile to praying for a different aspect of the Mercy Ministries program, knowing that thinking of the young women she serves will give her the strength she needs to finish.

Trish started working for Mercy Ministries in June of 2009 as a residential assistant at the Nashville home. She lived at the home with the residents every weekend, and during that time, she saw the hand of God at work in the lives of hurting young women. Here’s what she had to say about why she decided to run for Mercy:

Living in the home with the girls each weekend meant that I saw firsthand what they were going through. Walking alongside girls who face life-controlling issues and seeing them receive freedom has changed my life forever. There truly is nothing too big for God to handle!

I now work in the Intake Department at the corporate office. This is where potential residents begin walking through the application process and start their journey toward healing and freedom. I am so inspired by where I work, I have decided to do something radical to raise support for Mercy. Radical for me anyway! I am running the Nashville Country Music Marathon this year for the first time!

Running on behalf of Mercy Ministries is an honor and something I do not take lightly. I have felt lead to dedicate, through prayer, each mile to a different aspect of Mercy. It will not be easy, but I am reminded that God never promised an easy road! He truly will be my strength each stride as I commit my way to Him. Please come alongside me and financially support this mission!

You can show your support for Trish by making a donation at If you would like to run for Mercy, go to To see Trish’s prayer plan for the race, go to Together, we can help hurting young women have their lives transformed and their hope restored!