Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pastor Rob Ketterling Speaks About Breaking Generational Patterns

Pastor Rob Ketterling
Life-controlling issues like abuse and addiction are often passed down from generation to generation. Pastor Rob Ketterling delivered a powerful message to the Mercy Ministries residents and staff in Nashville yesterday, encouraging them to stand up and say, “It stops here.”

Pastor Rob shared his family history of abuse and neglect, dating back to his great-great-grandfather. When his mother came to know Christ as a young woman, she made the choice to end the generational curses in her family line. As a result of his mother’s faith, Rob was raised in a strong Christian home and now leads River Valley Church, a fast-growing body of believers with four campuses in Minnesota.

Pastor Rob also spoke from Joshua 2, sharing the example of Rahab the prostitute who chose to follow God and is now considered a hero of the faith. Rahab not only made a choice to end destructive cycles in her family, she became a part of the lineage of Christ!

The girls were so empowered by Pastor Rob’s message and many of them expressed their desire to end the cycle of dysfunction in their own family lines. Here’s what some of them had to say in response to Pastor Rob’s message:

WOW, what a great message! I don’t have to keep the cycle going and God is so much bigger than my issues. I can put a stop to it. I can be the change because it only talks one person to make a difference. - Becca

It is so encouraging to see how powerful God is, and how He can change anyone’s life. My mom and dad were the first generation of Christians in our family. I never really thought about how privileged and blessed I am that my mom and dad decided to break former patterns, and I get to live in the blessing of it. - Gina

This message was incredible. Life altering. To know that I can say, “It stops here,” is amazing! I plan to give my children a new lineage. - Samita

For a while, I have wanted change in my family. Now I know that I can be the change that I want to see. - Ashley

Special thanks to Pastors Rob and Becca Ketterling for making the trip to Nashville to tour the home and speak to the girls. Your message had such an impact on our staff and residents. Lives were changed!
Pastor Rob and his wife, Becca

Nancy with Pastors Rob and Becca Ketterling

Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, will be speaking at River Valley Church on June 25th and 26th. This will be Nancy’s first visit there and she is looking forward to connecting with this amazing church body. If you would like more information about Pastors Rob and Becca Ketterling and River Valley Church, CLICK HERE.