Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mercy Graduate Priscilla Encourages St. Louis Residents

2010 Graduate, Priscilla
Before coming to Mercy Ministries, 2010 graduate, Priscilla, was a victim of sex trafficking. She was abused and held captive for four years by a former boyfriend who turned out to be a pimp/trafficker. This man is now serving a life sentence in prison, and Priscilla is walking in complete and total freedom.

Priscilla loves to share her testimony to raise awareness that sex trafficking is happening right here in the U.S., but more importantly, to let other hurting young women know that freedom is possible! Residents at the St. Louis home had the incredible opportunity to hear Priscilla’s story firsthand last week. Here’s what some of them had to say about her amazing testimony of transformation:

The encouragement she gave us to get everything we can out of this process really impacted me. It’s important to get all the secrets and all the skeletons out so that there are no roots that remain. This is a safe place to do it. - Stacy


I’m really thankful that I got to hear Priscilla share her testimony. I am glad that she was real and honest. Hearing her encourages me to want to get all that I can out of this program. I want to take hold of all that I am learning here so that I can walk it out in life. - Kelsay


I loved listening to Priscilla. She was very encouraging and real. I really liked two points she made: You have a freedom to choose, and you always have a way out. I really like that she reiterated that, because I see in my life where I had choices but still chose poorly. There were times God tried to give me a way out, but I overlooked it. In the future, I will look for those times when God is giving me a way out and take it. - Kayla


It was so encouraging to hear her advice for when we leave Mercy and how to prepare ourselves. God is so good! This message was really encouraging. - Sarah


I loved it when Priscilla said that we are never really stuck; we always have the freedom to choose. I am so grateful that I have God now, and I don’t have to live in bondage. I have a choice, and God always provides a way out of temptation and trials for me when I put my trust in Him. - Jessica

Priscilla speaking to the St. Louis residents last week
To read Priscilla’s incredible story and to learn more about what Mercy Ministries is doing to help victims of sex trafficking, go to www.endsextrafficking.com and click on “stories.”