Monday, April 4, 2011

Mercy Ministries Nashville Residents Attend REACH Conference!

After hearing from guest speaker Leigh Ramsey last week about her efforts to rescue and help child sex trafficking victims in Cambodia (see story below), our Nashville residents were moved to action and couldn’t wait to hear more at the REACH Conference for women at Oasis Church. Leigh came all the way from Brisbane, Australia to be a part of the conference this past weekend and to share about her work with these precious children, some as young as five years old.

Oasis Church Pastor, Jillian Chambers, hosted this inspiring conference and all of the speakers shared sound Biblical wisdom on how to “REACH” for God. Here’s what some of our residents had to say about the conference:

The Reach Conference was one of the most amazing conferences that I’ve been to. The speakers were amazing and I could tell that the Holy Spirit completely guided the whole conference. It was amazing to be reminded of how important we are to God. - Joclyn

Wow! I don’t even know how to explain how amazing this conference was. The praise and worship was awesome, and all the speakers were great. God really spoke to me. I’m really grateful that I got the chance to go. - Becca

Leigh Ramsey is a great example of how God uses people from every walk of life to show God’s glory. What she does with the ‘She Rescue Home’ is so inspiring. She touched my heart in ways no one ever has. Thank God for people like Leigh. - Avery

Leigh Ramsey is a great role model for me. I have a passion to help young girls that are being sex trafficked, but I never knew where to start. Leigh said, “You can’t do everything, but you can do something,” and that is what I intend to do. - Tess

Special thanks to Oasis Church and Pastor Jillian Chambers for inviting the Nashville residents and staff as their special guests for this incredible conference. Thanks also to Leigh Ramsey for sharing her story and for taking the time to minister to the girls in our Nashville home. For more information, check out last week’s web story here or go to For more information about Oasis Church and Pastor Jillian Chambers, go to Here are some photos from this weekend’s event.

Nashville residents at the REACH Conference

Praise and worship was awesome!

Special Guest Speaker, Leigh Ramsey

The panel takes questions from the audience

Enjoying lunch on the lawn at the REACH Conference

A beautiful weekend at the REACH Conference