Monday, January 9, 2012

Sponsor a Girl and Help Transform a Life in 2012!!!

Sponsor a girl and help change a life!
Start your year off by making a difference! You can be a vital part of saving a young woman’s life simply by giving a monthly gift of $200 through our Sponsor a Girl program. This program allows you to invest in the life of one girl specifically by covering the cost for her to be in the program for one day during each month. Your gift of $200 each month will help provide everything she needs from biblical counseling and the staff who support her each day to food, toiletries, bedding, towels, the facility itself and everything else that goes into providing a loving environment for her.

One of the founding principles of Mercy Ministries and one of the aspects that makes us truly unique is that our program is free of charge to the young women we serve. Compare that to the cost of secular programs that charge as much as $2,000.00 per day, per individual! Equally as amazing is the fact that our actual cost is approximately $200 per day, per girl…just 10% of the cost of other programs. We rely solely on donations to cover the cost of caring for our residents.

When you sign up to sponsor a girl, you will receive the name of the resident you will be supporting. The average stay for our residents is six months, so every six months, you will receive the name of a new resident to pray for and support. As part of the overall Sponsor a Girl program, you will also receive quarterly email updates including key ministry information, Nancy Alcorn’s audio teachings and success stories of girls who have had their lives transformed at Mercy. You will also be invited to a Mercy Ministries luncheon and a graduation at any of our homes.

Here is a note from the parents of a Mercy graduate who now participate in the Sponsor a Girl program...

Our daughter graduated from the Mercy St. Louis home in 2010. We had tried a secular program, but it was the healing power of God's Word, the loving staff and Mercy's commitment to excellence that allowed our daughter to find freedom and restoration. Thanks to Mercy Ministries’ free-of-charge program and the generosity of donors through Sponsor a Girl, our daughter was able to receive help that otherwise was financially beyond our reach. Now, we participate in the Sponsor a Girl program so that other parents can experience the joy and love that Mercy Ministries has brought to our family.
- Tony and Mary

If you are unable to Sponsor a Girl on your own, consider getting a group together from your church, Sunday school class, Community Group, Women/Men’s ministry, Bible study group or co-workers.

Mercy graduation ring
We also want to offer you the opportunity to purchase a graduation ring for a specific girl. Upon graduation, each girl receives a special ring designed by Mercy graduate, Angie Will. The ring has three stones representing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There is also a large “M” surrounding the stones to serve as a reminder of the freedom and healing the young woman received while at Mercy. The cost of a ring is $55. When you purchase a graduation ring for a Mercy girl, you will receive a hand-written thank-you note along with a link to our website where you can read her incredible story of transformation.

Please consider starting off your year by sponsoring a Mercy girl and/or providing her graduation ring today. By sponsoring one girl, you not only change her life, but also the lives of many others. Your investment into one young woman today brings forth a transformed life that transforms families, communities and generations to come. Click here for more information.