Thursday, April 21, 2011

An Unexpected Gift from an Amazing Church!!!

When Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, spoke at the Sunday morning service at New Life Christian Church on April 17th, she had no idea the surprise that awaited her. Pastors John and Debbie Lowe presented Nancy with a check for $65,000 to be used to help the hurting young women who come to Mercy! This is in addition to the monthly support that New Life Christian Church has given to Mercy for years.

Nancy speaking

Pastor John Lowe presenting the check
This gift was especially timely because of the great need which currently exists, and Nancy was so moved by their generosity. While the program is always free of charge to the young women who come to Mercy for help, Mercy Ministries takes no government funding that might interfere with the ability to share Christ. We rely solely on the financial support of businesses, individuals and amazing churches like New Life Christian Church to help us bring hope and healing to the young women we serve.

Nancy and Mercy Ministries share another special connection with Pastors John and Debbie Lowe that goes back a long way. They were chosen 20 years ago by one of the Mercy girls facing an unplanned pregnancy to be the adoptive parents of her child. That child, Brightie Lowe, is now a passionate youth leader at New Life Christian Church, plays drums on the worship team and is doing an internship working with teenage girls who struggle with life-controlling issues.

Brightie playing the drums

Nancy and Brightie

Nancy with Pastors John and Debbie Lowe
To read more about Nancy’s amazing weekend at New Life Christian Church in Warsaw, IN, check out her blog at nancyalcorn.blogspot.com. She connected with lots of old friends and even some of our graduates were there!

A special thanks to Pastors John and Debbie Lowe and New Life Christian Church for their amazing hearts to give and serve others so generously!