This is the Mercy Multiplied's promo video that literally saved my life and gave me hope as I contemplated applying to be a resident.
Lives Transformed. Hope Restored.
Mercy Multiplied (formely known as Mercy Ministries) is a free-of-charge, voluntary, faith-based residential program serves young women from all socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-32, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy also serves young women who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex trafficking. Using proven methods, a holistic approach and professional counselors in a structured residential environment, Mercy has helped thousands of young women be restored to wholeness. Mercy’s goal is to help these young women find freedom from their issues and empower them to serve in their communities as productive citizens.
I decided to include a special page about Mercy Multiplied because I truly believe that my time there was one of the major components of my life taking a 180. As a Mercy Ambassador, I have the priviledge of sharing my story in a unique way as well as attending Mercy functions to share my testimony.
May 22, 2012 my life changed. I had filled out the application for Mercy in 2008 but decided that pursuing my career was my priority so when I was accepted into grad schools, I chose one and shredded the application.
I was in the middle of my 3rd year in a doctoral program. I had just passed the qualification examination and was on track to graduate on time. But there was a slight problem. My life was falling apart. By day I was a successful graduate student that had so many accomplishments on my CV that I often had to leave things off. But by night, I was an emotional wreck. Trying to fill the void with everything I could think of, it wasn't until I truly had enough that I decided to apply to Mercy Multiplied in December 2011.
Fast forward to May 22, 2012, I boarded the plane to St. Louis, Missouri unsure of what I was really getting myself into. So desperate that I never looked into whether this was just a front to traffic young women or something. I landed and as I walked towards baggage claim, I looked at gate after gate to see if maybe I could run on and go somewhere else. Anywhere-Houston, Detroit, St. Paul-anywhere that would prevent me from doing what I came to do in St. Louis.
Since I was probably the only person looking lost at baggage claim, it was easy for the Mercy representative to find me and off we went, to Fenton, Missouri where I would spend the next six months of my life. As much as I was ready to bail, I knew I had a mission and I truly believed that God wanted me to do it then, not after grad school like I had planned.
Something was different at Mercy. These people knew the mess I had gotten myself into. They knew all the bad things that had happened to me and all the bad things I had done in general. They accepted me-unconditionally. They loved me-purely and unconditionally. They helped me-unconditionally. Mercy Multiplied is why I truly believe that we can overcome anything and everything. God is no respector of person, if you want Him to move in your life, He will!
And so as the six months unfolded, I learned who I am in Christ. I learned the joy of having a personal relationship with Christ. I learned that no one can dictate who I am and that God's will is sovereign. Yes bad things happen to good people. But at the end of the day, God will use your bad to create good. I'm seeing Him do it!
So as you read my website, about my experiences, and listen to my presentations, I hope that the message of hope permeates your soul and you know that if you ask, you will receive God's perfect will for your life!
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