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Mercy Ministries of America, Inc.
May 6, 2010

Mercy is an outreach ministry not just to the girls in the program, but also in the community. There are numerous resources in the main website, as well as blogs with inspirational messages to help motivate a generation of girls literally fighting for their lives! I personally struggled with an eating disorder and found out about Mercy after I was well into the healing process; I made a decision to give my resources to meet the needs of girls like myself, and after making this decision, I realized not only was I helping others, I was truly sowing seed into my own healing. This ministry is all about the individual; they do not get caught up in raising money for the sake of raising money; it is always with the motive and fierce passion to save one more life (whether that means physically, spiritually, or both) from the pressures and temptations of this world. My experience with staff members I've had the priveledge to work with has been nothing but positive experiences; they are extremely hard workers, and they do their job with passion and love. I am honored and proud to serve in such an organization. To me, there is no other organization like them, based on their approach to healing and the grace and literal 'mercy' they show these girls.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

going to the St. Louis Mercy home and watching 3 girls graduate from the program and get to hear their life stories and testimonies of how going to Mercy changed their lives. Additionally, I've learned a lot from books and teaching CD's I've purchased.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Possibly more outreach as far as putting tools in the hands of girls that are either on the wait list or are in counseling already looking for new ways to grow in their healing process.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the lives of real people change in real time.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely kind and generous with their time. They really love what they do and it shows in their demeanor and actions.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open some new homes to take in even more girls that will eventually become transformed by God through the channel of Mercy and go out into the world changed people, ready to help others. There is a domino effect!

Ways to make it better...

N/A

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The growing number of girls in need of their services and the rapidly growing wait list and not having the funds to build new homes fast enough, or growing too quickly (quality is harder to keep in check if that happens).

One thing I'd also say is that...

I LOVE MERCY!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I help plan and execute fundraising events, regularly pray for the girls in the Mercy program and the staff, and help when I can to meet basic needs of the ministry, including financial support.