Monday, October 13, 2014

Girls Who Were Once Broken Can Become World Changers

I hope you know that your support literally allows women to dream again and fully experience the life they were created for. Just a few months ago, the story of one of our Mercy graduates was a topic of inspiration on the U.S. Senate floor, and I want to share it with you.

While at Mercy, Amnoni faced and overcame her childhood struggles and allowed God to turn them into her passion: advocating for kids who don’t have a voice. Amnoni recently completed an internship with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. She worked directly on solution-based policies that addressed the very foster care system that created such instability in her own life.

“I became a ward of the state of Massachusetts the day I was born. I never knew stability or unconditional love growing up, moving around from one foster home to another. Eventually, I aged out of the foster care system and was shoved into independence with no family, no support, and no place to call home. I was left feeling shattered and confused.

At Mercy, I was able to gain a better understanding of myself and learn about God’s unconditional love for me. I would have never imagined that one day I would have the opportunity to present a policy report to the White House staff and Congress making critical recommendations on standardized, trauma-informed care practices and training for foster and adoptive parents. I want to thank Mercy Ministries for never giving up on me but providing hope for my life. I am excited to see what God will continue to do!”
--Amnoni, 2009 Mercy graduate

Because of supporters like you, girls who were once broken and hopeless go on to become world changers! Not only does your giving impact the residents we serve today, but also the people our Mercy graduates influence tomorrow. Thank you!

Sincerely in Christ,
Nancy Alcorn
Founder and President

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