Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Big Thank You from All the Mercy Girls in the U.S.!!!

We just finished up our annual Christmas parties in the four U.S. homes located in Nashville, Tennessee; St. Louis, Missouri; W. Monroe, Louisiana; and Sacramento, California. What a great joy it was to see God so lavishly pour out His love on these girls, who were literally moved to tears.

A special thanks to all of you who gave so generously to make Christmas for our girls so very special. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the highlights from all of the homes. I can’t even begin to tell you how blessed they were.

One girl wept as she shared her testimony because she had been praying for God to give her the money she needed for eye glasses, and now she will be able to make this much needed purchase.

Another girl shared how she had never had a new pair of tennis shoes, and because of the generosity of so many, she will be able to go pick out a brand new pair of shoes. For others, there were needed necessities like coats and other personal items they will now be able to buy.

Thank you so much for all of the gifts that were given, as well as the generous funds that were provided for each girl to be able to have her own personal Christmas shopping trip. The joy you have provided is beyond words!!

Each party was somewhat different, but the overriding theme that came out of the heart of each girl was how they felt so loved by people, most of whom they have never met. They also mentioned over and over how they felt that God was teaching them about how to receive what they know they did not deserve – an actual picture of what Christmas is all about…receiving the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Thanks again for everything!! I pray your Christmas is wonderful and meaningful. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the pictures from our Christmas parties…


Kerry said...

That is so awesome! I remember Mercy Christmas last year... and it was the best Christmas I had ever had!

Was that Isaiah in your arms at the Monroe home?! And was that Israel under the tree?!

My,... how they grow! Well, except Isaiah. Poor little runt. =[

Have a VERY Merry Christmas, Nancy!