Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Transformation Never Gets Old

Hearing stories of transformed lives never gets old to me! A lot of times I share with you about girls that have graduated from the program in recent years, but recently I heard from one who graduated over 11 years ago. She is now happily married with one child and another on the way, very actively involved in her local church as a worship leader, and traveling sharing her story with a major ministry that is internationally known. We couldn’t be more proud of what God has done in Katie’s life. With her permission, I am sharing a recent email with you that I received from her.

Hey Nancy,

I am currently living in Clarksville, TN where we are building our first home. I have a wonderful husband, Brad who just returned home from Iraq in November from his second tour. We have a beautiful son named Connor who is 17 months old and we just found out we have another baby on the way. We also attend Faith Outreach Church in Clarksville, TN where I am a worship leader and we, as a family, serve faithfully. I will have been there seven years on Father's Day. I have also been blessed to tour different churches, prisons, state capitols, and events all over the country, as well as singing locally and sharing my testimony which you are very much a part of. The Word became ingrained in me through what I like to call discipleship at The 700 Club where I remained a Prayer Counselor for almost 3 years. I was given the opportunity there to send many hurting young women your way through the phones. I was blessed also through my home church to go as a missionary to South America – Maracaibo, Venezuela. Plus if you look in my photos, I have lost 200 pounds since I left Mercy, and God has given me a 3-D cake business that He continues to bless. Nancy, I stand in teary-eyed awe everyday for what God has done with and through my brokenness. My life is FULL of blessing, full of His Holy Spirit, and is an absolute adventure IN HIM! I am FOREVER thankful for Mercy Ministries! You planted a seed in me that was truly infallible, incorruptible, indestructible, and irreversible! I am a life transformed to prove it! I just wanted to say that I love you and remind you of what kind of fruit God is producing through you! :o)

Love, Katie

Isn’t that a powerful example of someone who has chosen to walk out their transformation all of these years?! Thanks to all of our financial supporters who make transformed lives possible. Jesus told us to judge a thing by the fruit of it, and there is definitely fruit here – fruit that is remaining!


Lauryssa said...

Praise the Lord! It is so wonderful to hear about these women who have be so incredibly changed when they have searched for and found the redeeming love of the Lord. What a huge blessing these women are for all of us. And a powerful encouragement to live our lives to the fullest in order for God to recieve the glory!

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