Monday, August 8, 2011

The Mercy Message spreads to Delaware!

Founder and President,
Nancy Alcorn
Mercy Ministries Founder and President, Nancy Alcorn, had another exciting opportunity this weekend to speak and share the heart and vision of Mercy. Girlfriends!, the women’s ministry of Seeds of Greatness Ministries and Bible Church, hosted a Mercy in the Community Breakfast in New Castle, Delaware. Pastor Jerome Lewis and his wife, Lisa, were first introduced to Mercy Ministries by Reverend Shirlet Edwards who opened this special event in prayer.

After a wonderful breakfast buffet, Nancy spoke to a group of 300 guests about the courage and determination of the young women who come to Mercy Ministries for help. For choosing to come to Mercy and face their life-controlling issues head on, they are truly Nancy’s heroes.

Michaela, a 2009 graduate, shared how she grew up in a loving Christian home, but after being sexually abused by a classmate in junior high, she struggled with depression and became suicidal. While at Mercy, her life was transformed by the unconditional love of Christ, and she is now preparing to start college in the fall.

Nancy Introducing graduates Michaela and Kim
Kim Brownie, a 2008 Mercy graduate, then spoke about how she was abandoned by her mother, and at the age of 12, her aunts prostituted her to a neighbor for $50. Kim wanted to die and began self-harming to cope with her pain. Not only did Kim graduate from Mercy transformed and free, she recently graduated from college and is now headed to graduate school. Kim also serves as a mentor to other young women.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as these two amazing young women shared their stories of hope and healing, and both received standing ovations. A powerful performance by dance group, Fresh Wind, finished the Mercy in the Community Breakfast perfectly.


Our special thanks to Girlfriends!, Seeds of Greatness Ministries and Bible Church and Pastor Jerome and Lisa Lewis for hosting the Mercy in the Community Breakfast. We are also grateful for our table sponsors whose faithful contributions played a critical part in bringing the vision of Mercy Ministries to a wider audience. If you are ever in the New Castle, Delaware area, we strongly urge you to check out Seeds of Greatness. For more information about this amazing ministry and church, go to http://www.sogm.org.

Mercy Graduates Camilla, Erica, and Jennifer also attended
Nancy with some of the members of Girlfriends!
From left to right, Lisa Lewis, Nancy, Kim, Michaela, Pastor Jerome Lewis