Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Madison Shares Her Story

Your generosity makes freedom a reality for the girls who come through our program, and the best way I know to thank you is to pass on these words from one of our recent graduates Madison.

“I first sold my body for drugs when I was 17 years old, which became an easy way to get whatever I wanted—money, drugs or attention. I ended up working at a fast food restaurant during the day and a strip club at night. I thought I was good at keeping the outside together, but I was drowning on the inside. My double life came to a screeching halt when my parents found out about everything. One of my mom’s coworkers had a daughter who had gone through the Mercy Ministries program, and they suggested I apply.

The biggest turning point for me at Mercy was the night I accepted Christ and was saved. From that moment on, my life completely changed. While at Mercy, God has transformed me in every way possible. I have developed the most intimate and beautiful relationship with Him. I have discovered who I am and how to love myself the way God loves me. I have learned how to love and be loved. I was also able to get my high school diploma while at Mercy, which is something I thought I could never do!

There is no way I would have been able to get the help I needed for free for a full six months without everyone who gives to Mercy. I had been in and out of treatment since I was 15, and no other place was able to change my life the way this program has. Mercy donors made it possible for me to receive the help I needed and to develop the kind of relationship with the Lord that is absolutely necessary to living a successful life!“
– Madison, 2014 Mercy Graduate

For over 31 years, donors like you have made our program available free of charge to thousands of girls just like Madison! We are beyond grateful for your partnership.

Sincerely in Christ,
Nancy Alcorn 
Founder and President

To watch a video of Madison sharing her story and her gratitude, go to: www.MercyMinistries.com/Madison2014. Click here if you would like to give another gift.