Thursday, October 6, 2011

Old Friends, New Friends…Celebrating Divine Connections!!

I’m literally sitting at the gate in Atlanta, GA on my way to Monroe, LA. I can’t help but drift back to January 15, 1983 -- the day I left Nashville to move to Monroe to begin what is now known as Mercy Ministries. Little did I know that what I thought was going to be me leaving to establish one home would end up to be an international organization with multiple locations. I’m so grateful for the thousands of young women who have walked through the doors of Mercy and have been set free over the years. If you want to see an example of what I’m talking about check out this recent testimony from the Designed for Life Conference in Springfield, MO. This is just one example of multitudes of lives that are being transformed.

I give all the honor and glory to God. I want to thank all of our monthly partners as I go to Monroe for the purpose of thanking the people for believing in a vision with no other home to point to. They joined forces with me to establish one. We will celebrate that tonight and share what God is currently doing and where we are headed vision-wise in our ministry.

Me and Pam Winters at the St. Louis home
After my special time tonight I will catch a 6:00 AM flight out of Monroe, LA tomorrow morning to Louisville, KY to be with my very dear and special friends, Larry and Pam Winters, who are the leaders of Leadership Team Development (LTD) and Double Diamond members with Amway. Not only do they give massive amounts of Amway products to us, but they also give massive amounts of financial support. They’ve been a key part of every girl whose life has been transformed. Even in the midst of their busy schedule, Pam still finds time to connect with me in the different homes and on a personal level. Two weeks ago she came in a day early to join me at the St. Louis home before the Joyce Meyer Conference and now I get to go be with her again. I’m so excited!! I’ll speak Friday night to 10,000 of their leadership team and then again on Sunday morning to between 8,000-10,000 people for their Sunday Morning service. I’m excited to be there and excited to see what God’s going to do. I feel so blessed to be able to call them my friends. They’re people of excellence and character, and represent the Lord to others so well. They are such examples to me of what it means to be givers. They care so much for people and they spend their lives not only blessing people, but developing people by pouring into their lives and teaching them how to be blessed.


Beautifully Broken said...

Nancy, Thank you for your vision and obedience to the Lord. I would not be here as a full time staff member at my church doing what my hearts and dreams desire is being a leader! I walked though the doors of Mercy Monroe July 27,2009 a young girl who was so broken beyond myself, no value or a care whether I died or not. I Graduated Febuary 11,2010 I am not that same girl. I am so glad I found Mercy. Mercy helped me find my joy, value and who I am in Christ. Through you I was able to find hope and my freedom in Christ Jesus who healed my broken heart. I am not getting married Aug 3, 2012 to a man who loves me so much. Thank you so for starting Mercy Ministries! I love you so much! Jordan Reilly

Ali Davis said...

What an intense testimony! I was brought to tears; tears of what Priscilla had gone through, but then tears of joy for how God had redeemed her and delivered her from her past, and given her a future and a hope! The key she gave you, Nancy, and the explanation of it, is powerful! I'm so thankful, as well, that you were obedient to God's call on your life! Love you!

Sherri said...

I love the video above they played it for us at the Guidelines Workshop I attended yesterday at the Nashville location! So blessed by your staff! Mercy is truly a place of EXCELLENCE!!! God Bless You!