We hope everyone is having a great weekend! Here are a few good reads for you to enjoy 0ver a cup of coffee this weekend.
First of all, here is a very powerful video of Mercy graduate, Kim, sharing her story at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, USA.
Mercy graduates see a very bright future ahead of them! Congrats to 6 more graduates from our sister homes.
Here is Kiersten’s story but you can click this link to read all 6 of them. Congratulations ladies! It is so wonderful to see you trusting God with your future and looking forward to what he has in store for you!
Before Mercy, I had no direction and no hope of ever going anywhere in life. I was sexually abused and was caught in a horrible cycle of cutting, an eating disorder, and drug overdoses. I felt completely worthless and wanted to die but couldn’t. I found out about Mercy from the website and decided to apply.
Since coming to Mercy, God has given me hope. He showed me who I am and how He sees me. I know I am loved and forgiven, worthy and wanted.
After graduation, I plan to pursue a master’s degree in social work and work with developmentally delayed children.
A big congratulations from Canada to Laura, currently at Mercy in the USA, who just safely delivered Dakota. Here is the link to the story (and a picture of the beautiful baby boy!). Laura has made the decision to parent her son. “Because of our faithful supporters, girls like Laura who are facing unplanned pregnancy can receive the help they need to reach the best decision about whether to parent or place their babies for adoption. Your support is literally saving and changing lives every day. Thank you for being a part of this special little boy’s future!”
Here are a few more graduation stories from Mercy.
5 Ways You Can Help the Homeless Today from SheLoves Magazine
An excellent article from Joyce Meyer about how Perfect Love Casts Out Fear. Excerpt: “But we do not have to fear that God doesn’t love us or that He won’t come through for us in our time of need. We need to learn to accept the reality of His love for us, so that our fears do not control us.”
John & Lisa Bevere, in addition to their TV show, multiple books and speaking engagements, also write an excellent blog. The lead entry by Lisa is a call to action, a prophetic word for all women and church leaders. Check it out!
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Have a great rest of your weekend! We’ll all be praying for you.