Friday, April 23, 2010

Graduates Pay a Special Visit to Mercy!

Yesterday we had a graduation at our Nashville location, and three of our graduates from the past showed up to help us celebrate. I am so very proud of all three of these beautiful young women! We actually took the time to get a photograph together after the graduation, so these three girls are pictured here with me. I wanted to share it with you so you could so how beautiful they are and how well they are doing.

Rachel D., Georgianna E., Nancy, and Jackie C.

I was so touched yesterday when each of these girls took the time to encourage our Nashville staff and residents with their great stories. I want to take the time to highlight one of the girl’s stories for you, Georgianna E. Tears literally streamed down our faces as Georgianna shared with us that it was exactly one year to the day that she graduated from the Nashville home. Then she proceeded to tell us that she had just flown into Nashville that morning from being at our California home the day before for a graduation there for someone she knew. The way she knew this girl is that a year ago, one day after she graduated from Mercy, she had the opportunity to tell another young women who was desperate and hurting about the Mercy program. This girl had lost all hope and was not wanting to live anymore. Because Georgianna took the time to share her life change with this girl, she made the decision to apply to Mercy and was one of the first girls accepted to the California home when it opened. Georgianna went there to be at the graduation of this young woman, and we were all so moved as she shared this with our staff and girls yesterday.

It never ceases to amaze me how God uses our graduates to touch the hearts of others. We call it the ripple effect! One life is changed, and then another and another and another. God is truly the God of multiplication. I hope you are as moved by this story as we were. Thanks for all your prayers and support. Have a great weekend!


Ali Davis said...

i know georgie & rachel, and they are truly amazing women!! how wonderful that they were able to be in nashville for graduation and share how they're doing! bless you, nancy!