Monday, June 6, 2011

Nancy Alcorn Speaks at Her Home Church in Nashville, Tennessee!

Christ Church reserves seats for Mercy girls
Each week, residents at the Nashville Mercy home attend worship services at Christ Church, and this Sunday was extra special as Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, spoke at the morning services. Christ Church is also Nancy’s home church, and they have faithfully and generously supported Mercy Ministries since 1989, before the Nashville home was even built. Not only are they amazing supporters, but each week during the worship service, Christ Church reserves seats for the residents from the Nashville home.(see right)

In her message, Nancy challenged the church community to get out of their comfortable pews and share the gospel with those who are hurting and broken. She reminded everyone to never judge based on outward appearance, because no matter how bad a situation looks, nothing is too hard for God, and what is in your past does not define your future. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (NKJV) 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Nancy Alcorn speaking at Christ Church

The residents were encouraged and impacted by Nancy’s teaching. Here is what a few of them had to say about her powerful message:

Nancy’s message impacted me personally because I learned that as a believer in Jesus Christ, I need to tell other people about the freedom they could have. I liked hearing about all the miracles God had to perform to even get one home started. Without Nancy relying on God to guide her, I don’t know if I would have this chance to be healed from the inside out by the power of God. - Danielle

Nancy’s message was so powerful. Every time I have the privilege of hearing her speak, I find myself just in awe of the incredible works God will do through someone who opens their heart and truly desires to accomplish His plan. - Chelsey

Nancy’s message was very inspirational because it reminded me that there is still hope for me. At Mercy Ministries, they teach us that our past does not control our future. No matter what I’ve done, God can use me for great things. He is transforming my life and restoring my hope. Nancy calls us her heroes, but she is my hero. - Martha

Nancy with Mercy babies, including Merri (left)
Nancy also shared several stories of young women whose lives have been completely transformed by the love of Christ through Mercy Ministries. In one special moment, Nancy showed a photo of several babies whose mothers made the brave decision to choose life and come to Mercy when facing an unplanned pregnancy. Those babies are now all grown up, and one of them, Merri, was there for yesterday’s service. Merri’s birth mother placed her daughter for adoption with a wonderful Christian family from Christ Church, and Merri and her adoptive family have stayed very involved with Mercy through the years.

Merri today
A special thanks to Pastor Dan Scott and everyone at Christ Church for your amazing hearts and faithful support. We are so grateful for the love you have shown Nancy and the Mercy Ministries residents through the years.