My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mercy Multiplied, Nashville, TN, USA
It’s been just over a year since I graduated from mercy multiplied and I never could have imagined that I would be where I am today. I was a drug addicted prostitute with absolutely no hope or expectation for the future. From the day I was born the odds were stacked against me. I was born into a family of drug addicts, who for generations perpetutated abuse of every kind. I was lost broken and hanging on by a thread! I was an expert at self sabotaging and I sabotaged myself to wanting to die! I entered mercy desperate for what I now understand was God. I struggled through the the first several months of mercy with one foot out the door. (Running away had always been my answer when things got tough) but slowly God began getting ahold of my heart. As He made me willing to go to the places I had tried my whole life to outrun - He began to heal the pain and trauma of my early years. I walked into mercy scarred with shame,bitterness and anger! I had never finished one single thing in my life! God used Metcy to break the chains of bondage that had in-prisoned my mind , body , soul and spirit. I was even able to complete my High school equivalency. God really met me at Mercy and changed the entire trajectory of my life. However, because my family and friends where so unhealthy I had nowhere safe to go upon graduation. The staff at Mercy not only worked tirelessly for the girls while we were there , but they worked really hard to make sure that we would be able to continue our journey of healing after Mercy. And thanks to God and Mercy, I have been able to do just that! I am now a youth group leader at my church and i work with young people who have been brutalized as I was. God used Mercy Multiplied as a catalyst for change for not only myself but for thousands of other young woman. I have been to many residential programs , my first being when I was in middle school and my last being just months before I entered mercy. Mercy is unlike any other place because they do not focus on problems but on solutions and healing the root issues, instead of the symptoms.