Friday, February 24, 2012

From Generation To Generation…God Answers Prayer!

I just received a wonderful praise report from 2008 St. Louis graduate, Brittany. Brittany emailed me several months back in September sharing the exciting news that she and her husband were pregnant and expecting a baby girl in February. At that time, Brittany also asked for us to be praying for her as the doctors were saying this was a high risk pregnancy, but that she and her husband were believing they’d give birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl. I’m happy to share that Brittany gave birth on February 15th to Sierra, a beautiful and healthy baby girl weighing 5 pounds 15 ounces!

I am so happy for you, Brittany. Thanks for sharing your joy with us!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Too Cute Not To Share!!!

It is not uncommon for me to get a batch of pictures in the mail from one of our adoptive couples sharing their bundle of joy with me. In this case, I would have to say sharing their bundles of joy with me because it is a set of twins!!! Three years ago, my dear friends Marcus and Cindy Ratcliff had the privilege of being chosen by one of our birthmothers who was pregnant with twins, and the result was the son and daughter they had been believing God for. Words cannot express the joy that these beautiful children have brought to Marcus and Cindy’s life, but I thought I would give you a glimpse and show them off in this week’s blog. Hope this blesses you as much as it blessed me when I received it.

Not only am I sharing with you the joy of the twins, but the joy of the entire family. Windsor, Marcus and Cindy’s first born son, told his mom and dad that Jesus showed him he was going to have a baby brother and a baby sister, and he told them that long before they ever knew about being chosen to adopt the twins. NEVER DOUBT THE FAITH OF A CHILD! Maybe that is a lesson for all of us today to hear and be challenged by.

What a beautiful family!
Windsor, the best big brother in the whole world

The beautiful twins posing for the camera!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Hey guys! I wanted to say hi and give you a little glimpse of how I spent my afternoon. Our media department asked me to be in a photo shoot with some of our girls, and Jude got in on the action! They needed some new pictures for our upcoming magazine, and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the pictures we took on our iPhones while the “real” photographer was working on getting the lighting right. It was a fun time, and now I’m off to do my live radio show, Mercy Multiplied. You can listen on our website at from 5:15 – 5:45 PM CST every Thursday and Friday.

Even Jude got in on the action!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Discover How You Can Provoke Others To Love And Good Deeds!!!

One of our supporters from Springfield, MO, Lori Scheetz, just sent me this awesome blog post and I wanted to share it with you. It always means so much to me when I hear about people who sign up to become monthly partners with Mercy, thus impacting the lives of the girls who come to us for help. So many of the girls who walk through our doors would never be able to afford to get the help they need if they had to pay. The average cost of secular treatment programs is approximately $2,000 per day per individual. Mercy’s actual cost is only $200 per day per girl, yet we do not even charge the girls! Your support makes it possible for girls to come to Mercy free of charge. The comparison is obvious – our actual cost to run the program is only 10% of the cost of secular treatment programs. Not only that, but we have come to realize through experience that God is not about treatment, but rather transformation!

At Mercy, you can sign up to sponsor a girl for $200 per month. When you sign up to sponsor a girl, you will receive the young girl’s name so that you can begin praying for her, personal notes from graduates, an invitation to visit a Mercy Ministries home, and quarterly email updates. Not only that, but you will be playing a role in transforming her life! If you are interested in signing up to sponsor a girl, click here.

I hope that Lori’s story of stepping out in faith to give impacts you as much as it impacted me! Check out the recent blog post Lori shared with me about why she is passionate about helping our girls, and how she is purposing in her heart to increase her giving.