Thursday, July 7, 2011

God Is More Than Enough!!!

In all of our Mercy homes, we have girls walk through the doors who are seeking freedom such as self-harm, eating disorders, sexual abuse, chemical dependency, and even severe depression. You might be surprised to find out that many of the young women who walk through our doors have all of the above mentioned issues – that’s right, all of these issues in one person.

Such was the case with Michaela when she walked through the doors of Mercy, and yet even with multiple issues, we saw the same amazing God that we call “MORE THAN ENOUGH” transform her and bring her into a place of complete freedom from all of these life-controlling issues. It has been a bit over two years since Michaela graduated from the Mercy program in Nashville (June 2009), and we just got this awesome thank you and update from Michaela’s mother that I want to share with you. Michaela was once struggling with all of these issues and did not think she could make it through, but here she is today a blessed and happy young woman who is enjoying her life and celebrating her recent high school graduation! Not only was she able to graduate from high school, but she was also on the cheerleading squad and enjoy special times with special friends. Now Michaela is preparing for the next chapter in her life and all that may hold. I think it would mean so much more to hear her mother’s words rather than mine, so let me share a portion of what she sent to us…

This is Lori, Michaela's mom, just wanted to send you some recent pictures of Michaela's prom, graduation, and her trophies her team won for cheerleading this year. She has been awesome! We are so thankful as we are coming up on two years of freedom! Our family cannot thank you enough for your dedication to the girls at Mercy. I pray for the girls and staff every day that God will continue to do His good works at Mercy. I pray that the blessings we received will be given to so many girls that are hurting, and that they remember how much God loves them and will restore them, such as we have seen in our daughter! :) I love seeing her laugh again, as well as enjoy cheerleading and school again. I cannot wait to see how God is going to use her compassion and commitment to help others just as she has been helped by Mercy. Thanks again for all your work and kindness.
God Bless You!

I say this so often, and I will say it again…NO MATTER WHAT THE PROBLEM IS, JESUS IS THE ANSWER!!!

As we celebrate this praise report, please remember that we currently have 130 beds in our US facilities alone that are filled with young ladies who need your prayers to get the breakthroughs they need to experience this same freedom. Our God is more than enough!!!