Operation Second Chance is awesome. I currently retired and had a job lined up that ended up just being an internship that is non-paying. With no income coming in yet from me and only my wives income we hit a wall real fast. OSC has helped relieve some stress with helping us out with are rent. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help us out as well as everyone else they help. Please help get them noticed so they can keep providing support.
I was a mess when I heard about this program from a friend. She recommended that I read Nancy Alcorns book "Echoes of Mercy". So I read it & thought about applying. I ended up applying like in February or March & got accepted to go in on April 16th. This program is a great program for all the girls who are struggling. I got saved while in the program, now I'm doing good. I have had my struggles & achievements. Ups & downs. But I know God has helped me through it all. This program is amazingly helpful to those who need Gods's comfort, peace, & the freedom to live a captive free life. I definitely recomend it!
From the minute I walked through the doors of Mercy, I felt Love and Acceptance from strangers that I hadn’t even bought or earned. I still struggled to believe I had a need legitimate enough to get help from Mercy. Honestly, my pride was so strong that I felt like I could handle being a staff member. Day after day, minute after minute, staff had to correct me. At first, I felt angry and mistreated. But eventually, I came to realize that I had more problems than just an eating disorder; I had serious issues with legalism, control and pride.
Throughout the counseling model, I couldn’t understand how the LORD could be pleased with me not doing anything for HIS Kingdom. In the beginning of counseling, I remember Meredith asking me to stop and take time resting with the LORD and listening to His voice. I had no idea what that even meant and thought of it as a waste of time. But gradually I came to realize the incredible power behind being in the LORD’s presence. In choosing to forgive, I found how He desires for me to give up my right for getting repayment for the areas where I was wronged and leave that in His hands. The most significant shift in my thinking began as I identified lies I believed for so long about my identity and worth. I am still learning about the significance and depth of God’s grace. Crystal worked with me to create truth statements that I daily use to renew my mind. Now I can begin to see life from a new perspective according to what God sees, not the false ways I interpreted God from experiences at church or Bible. Instead of minimizing my emotions, I’m learning to be aware of them and continue to bring hurts to Him for His healing touch. The LORD is teaching me how to share emotions and connect in a healthy way with others. The enemy has so deceptively twisted the Truth. Through the past experiences of my family in the occult, I learned how he even twists belonging to the family of God, taking communion, and signing the book of Life. The blood of Jesus has become an even more significant, life-changing atonement for evil in my life. Because I have authority in the name of Jesus, I can be free from the enslavement to sin that has held me down. As Mercy helped me trace habits of sin in past generations, I became more aware of areas that need to be monitored in my own life to break them off and keep them from being passed to the next generation.
After Mercy, I plan to move back to Hot Springs, Arkansas and attend Christian Ministries Church. At first, I hope to work as a teacher’s aide or daycare worker. Jane Hamon said in my prophecy, “…you would have been doing the right things for all the wrong reasons and it would have really undermined your ability to do it for the long run and the LORD says, ‘daughter, I’m wiring you now for the long run.’’’ She also said, “The LORD says, ‘I’ve begun to fill your mind now and fill your heart with dreams of influence and dreams of being able to help others and having an ability to be able to carry out what’s happened with you into other peoples’ lives…’” My prayer is that these things continue to take place and the LORD will use me just as He said He would.
From the bottom of my heart I want to say “thank you” for allowing me to experience the presence of God day in and day out in such an intimate, personal way. My life will never be the same! Mercy has helped my family break generational patterns so that they stop with me! I have a new perspective on who my Savior is and what His intentions are for my life. By staying in the program, I have gotten to truly experience life in the Kingdom that Jesus died to bring to me.
I came to Mercy for an internship at the corporate office in Nashville, and I loved it! I spent most of my time with the corporate staff, but I also got the opportunity to hang out with the residents in the home. To me, this was the most rewarding time! When I walked in the doors of Mercy for the first time, I saw God's presence everywhere I went. I have never experienced a group of people so committed to following the Word of God. This is Kingdom work!
I was desperate for help, and turned to Mercy Multiplied because I couldn't afford any additional treatment and it was free of charge. Little did I know that this place would be what would help to change my life for the better. I learned things that I could apply to my life outside of Mercy that I was unable to find throughout my 5+ years of treatment in other treatment centers. It was scary going to a place I knew little about and was also away from my hometown, but I wouldn't change my experience for anything. There was so much support and everyone was so helpful throughout my journey of finding myself and a desire/want to live again. Can't thank this place and everyone's support enough!
I don't even know where to start... I found Mercy by searching for affordable treatment options because I didn't know what else to do. I thought I was crazy for applying to some random program I found online. For all I knew it could have been a scam, but it was a risk I had to take. After all, I didn't have anything to lose, so I gave it a shot. I entered the program in March of 2015. I was broken and hopeless. I had severe ptsd and hatred towards myself. During the program, I received unconditional love from the staff. I immediately felt like God had put me in the right place. I learned that God loves me and that he wants me to love myself. I spent a year at Mercy Multiplied and worked through some of my hardest traumas. I broke the covenant I had made with death and gained the ability to walk in freedom no matter what was going on in my life. Life isn't perfect and I still face issues related to PTSD, but now I know that God is greater than the trauma I experienced and I am not the result of what happened. I am a child of God. I can honestly say that I probably would not be here now if I had not gone to Mercy! I have no way to thanks the people who made my transformation possible.
mercy saved my life with out this amazing program I would not be here today
After the freedom and life I got there I get to now travel the world and bring hope love and freedom to the broken in the darkest corners of the earth
What an honor
Thank you mercy and there amazing staff that loved me back to life
I went into Mercy Multiplied having experenced one of the most tragic acquisitions. I was robbed. I had experenced identity theft. Not financially, but emotionally and spiritually. I felt like I had lost everything. I was left with no hope, no joy, no self-control, and I lacked the ability to love and be loved. Satan robbed me, locked me up, and the only thing he fed me was lies. I was held captive for years, starving for truth, and everytime I tried to escape I had no sense of direction. I was out of options. Mercy Multiplied, though. They re-connected me with the One I thought would never want anything to do with me. His name, His sweet name, is Jesus. The first thing Jesus did was make sure that I knew that He still loved me. Deeply, too. After everything I had done, He still loved me deeply. I suffered with self-harm and anorexia for a long time. I bowed down to the lies for a long time. I felt helpless and I was shameful. But I spent a lot of time with Jesus while I was at Mercy Multiplied, and He became my best friend. Now, I am walking in freedom, I am married to the man of my dreams, and I am falling more and more in love with Jesus every single day.
I strongly feel like in order to walk in the freedom Christ offers, you have to go through a (3 seasons) process:
1.) The first season is realizing that you aren't free, and that was a heartbreaking season for me. Building up the courage to drop your pride, and the bravery to seek help. Not as easy as it sounds.
2.) The second season is the hardest though, which is choosing freedom. The enemy and the flesh scream loud, which sometimes make it really hard to choose what pleases Jesus. But, everytime you say no to sin, it gets a little easier the next time. It's like a muscle. It's a refining process. It's really uncomfortable sometimes. But the beauty in it is that God is molding your character and strenghening you to fight the good fight.
3.) The third season is WALKING IN the FREEDOM you fought for. You've chose Jesus enough times now that it is molded into your character. It's who you are. You are a servant of Christ. A warrior. An overcomes. Not that it's always the easiest thing, but you know now that it is always possible.
I'm in season number three. I'm waking in freedom. I would never change my decision to seek help and I cherish my experience at Mercy Multiplied.
Mercy Multiplied is changing lives. It changed mine.
I won't lie to you. This program is tough. But if you're truly ready to get freedom from your issues (everything from sex trafficking and eating disorders, to self-harm and other life-controlling issues), then Mercy Multiplied is for you. This program is a free-of-charge, Christ-based and one of the best out there. Prior to going to Mercy, my life was destroyed. Most of the destruction was self-imposed. I felt hopeless and beyond hope. I didn't care if I lived or died. Going through the program was hard. Facino your issues is hard. But the freedom is so worth it. I graduated in 2009, and my life is so better than it used to be. I have peace, hope, and a future. At this time, I am in Nursing school. This has been a dream since I was a little girl. I had stopped dreaming while I was struggling because I figured I'd never see my dreams come to pass. If you're looking for a program where you will be challenged, encouraged, loved and freed from your issues, this program is for you.
I still can not believe Mercy is free of charge!
I am a 2013 graduate and when I walked through the doors of Mercy, I know its cliche, but I really didn't have any hope. I didn't believe God was good, and I was incapable of functioning in this life because of my struggles with PTSD, self-harm, and drug and alcohol abuse. At Mercy I didn't just find a religion, I found a relationship with God who is good. I also received tools that I use to this day to get me through the adversity and trials that continue to happen even on this side of Mercy.
Mere words cannot express how giving and life changing Mercy is for those lucky enough to be a resident there.