This month’s advocate on the move, Ann Marie Davison, is one of the most inspirational advocates for Mercy Ministries of Canada.
Since she first heard about Mercy Ministries and decided she wanted to be a part of the ministry, she and her husband Mark have never wavered in actively supporting the ministry. Together, they have given time, money, talents, and prayers to see young women’s lives transformed.
Ann Marie had heard about Mercy Ministries before the vision had been cast to build a home in Canada, and her determined prayers and active work helped us realize the dream of completing the first Canadian home in Surrey.
This is how she explains the incredible journey:
“I first saw Nancy Alcorn on TV on the Life Today program in April 2000. I was incredibly impressed with her integrity and the quality of Mercy Ministries, and I wanted to be part of it. I emailed Mercy Ministries that very day to ask if I could support the ministry in Canada, and they replied that Mercy Ministries was not a registered charity in Canada. So I asked God to bring Mercy to Canada.
I’m sure many other Canadians said that prayer after seeing that program with Nancy. A few years later, I saw on John and Helen Burns’ TV show that Nancy was coming to the Life Women Conference. I registered, believing I would get to meet Nancy. At the Conference, Nancy shared her story and testimonies of Mercy grads. I was completely committed to becoming a Mercy supporter. I signed up to be a Treasure Builder the first night it was announced that Mercy would be coming to Canada. I was overjoyed when I heard about the Mercy Advocate program because it gave me a way of supporting Mercy Ministries other than just financially. I was blessed to receive training as part of the first group of Mercy Advocates, and later to participate as a trainer myself.”
Since taking that training as an advocate of Mercy Ministries, Ann Marie has served tirelessly to spread the word about Mercy Ministries serving at over 40 events in the last seven years alone! She has used her gift of connecting with people to help bring healing and hope to hurting young women, and she has been blessed in return for her commitment.
“I most enjoy knowing that I’m serving God in a place He wants me to be. All of the Advocates are wonderful to spend time with. I’ve attended events as an Advocate that have blessed my life. Talking is something I’m good at, and I just love telling people about how wonderful Mercy Ministries is.
Mercy Ministries brings freedom, not just recovery, because it is based on biblical principles.
Two verses that jump to mind are when I think about Mercy Ministries are:
Romans 12:2 “Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (NLT)”
and John 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. (NLT)”.
Thank you, Mark and Ann Marie!
The entire team at Mercy Ministries of Canada honours you!