Nancy Alcorn | Merry Mercy Christmas 2011

Nancy Alcorn | Merry Mercy Christmas 2011

Mercy Ministries | June 12, 2012 | by Mercy Ministries Reviews

Nancy Alcorn, the Founder and President of Mercy Ministries shared her vision for helping young women. After several graduates shared their stories, Nancy Alcorn thanked friends of Mercy Ministries who came together to celebrate another year of mercy at the Merry Mercy Christmas 2011 Benefit.


Mercy Ministries Founder and President Nancy Alcorn:


You know I wish we had time for you to hear from every single Mercy Ministries graduate who honored us with their presence here tonight.  We actually do not but I do want you to at least see some of those, and so I’ve asked some of my other heroes, along with these that you’ve met, to join me on stage because I want you to be able to see them.  So as they come up now I just want to say how much I appreciate each and every one of our supporters at Mercy Ministries, those of you who support and are a part of every changed life.  If you want to make an investment in the next generation of leaders, this is an opportunity for you to do it because God is transforming lives at Mercy Ministries.  Last year Dave and Sharon Ramsey, my dear friends sitting down here on the front, did such a great job of being our hosts last year and headed up this event for Mercy Ministries.  And Dan and Cherie Hammond have done such an amazing job this year.  And I just want to honor you as these Mercy Ministries girls come and thank you for all your hard work and all you give and we just appreciate you guys so much.


You should be proud.  You should be proud of them.  I’m so proud of them too.  And these young women, I tell them this all the time, they’re the reason why the Mercy Ministries waiting list is growing and I’m glad.  Because they get the numbers of all the people they’re in the treatment programs with and they call them up and go, “You need to check out of there.  There’s a place you can come and really get help.”  And it’s free.  And you guys make a way for these young women to walk through the doors at Mercy Ministries.  If they had to pay, they wouldn’t be able to get the help they need because most of them are drowning in bills from the treatment programs they’ve already tried to go to that charge so much to go.  But they walk in free of charge because you make a way for them where there seems to be no way.  And I love to tell the girls this: God is giving you an opportunity.


He’s setting before you life and death.  Deuteronomy 30:19.  Life and death.  And you can choose which one you want.  So all this stuff about you don’t have a choice, there’s nothing you can do about it, not true.  We’re gonna take you to the truth of what God’s Word says because it’s that truth that sets you free.  So you have a choice whether you believe it or not.  And they’ve chosen to believe.  And I tell them this: You need to choose life because it says choose life.  I set before you, God says, life and death.  Choose life that you and your seed may live.


Now we see that this is a part of Ashley’s natural seed right here (pointing to her baby).  But Ashley also has a bunch of spiritual children that she has led who are a part of her seed.  So we ask the Mercy Ministries girls this question.  Think about this and ask yourself the question, “Who is on the other side of my obedience to God?”  And these young women of Mercy Ministries represent thousands that have walked through the doors over the years who have so many that are on the other side of their obedience to God.  And so now it’s just not about them, but it’s about it’s Mercy Ministries multiplying into the lives of their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, people in the neighborhood, people in their church.  I have pastors call me, “I have so-and-so in my church.  I don’t know what y’all did to her but I got a whole bunch more I want to send you.”  And that’s a good thing.  But it also requires a commitment on a lot of other people’s parts to help us.  And I’m believing that God’s gonna help make that happen.


I had the privilege back in… I believe it was 1991 or 1992 when we first bought the Mercy Ministries Nashville property.  We now have two huge buildings on that property where we do the work of Mercy Ministries every single day.  But at that particular point in time, ’91 or ’92, when we first bought the Mercy Ministries property there were no buildings on that property.  So I said, “We need to take a picture on this property with what represents the next generation that God is raising up and all the lives that will be impacted.  And so what we thought the best way to represent life was little babies.  So we took a picture with some little babies that had been born to unwed mothers who had come through our home to get help.  And I want you to see this picture.  This was in 1991/92 something like that.  And so these little kids, I’m not going to point out which one is which, but one of the babies in this picture was one hour away from being aborted when I talked to his birth mother and she chose life because she was given an opportunity to choose life.  And what God said to me is, “Don’t fight with people over whether abortion is right or wrong.  Just provide a way that a young woman who is in the situation can choose life.  And she will.”


And God has proven that out.  And Mercy Ministries has had the privilege of placing several hundred babies in adoptive homes and we’ve had the privilege helping several hundred young girls choose to parent because that’s what they felt led to do.  In this particular picture three of the babies were placed for adoption and one the mother chose to keep her son and eventually got married and had other children.  But anyway, so these represent some of the seed of the next generation.  So I got so blessed because three of these four babies have stayed in my life and three of these four babies are here tonight.  And I just want you to see my babies.  So come on up here guys.  Parker and Merri and Rachel.  He (Parker) texts me during the Titans games and asks me do I think that was a bad call and stuff like that right?


(Parker) Yeah, I think I should call the plays.


(Nancy) And this is Merri.  And this is beautiful Rachel.  And they surprised me a few months ago.  They got together.  One of them made an appointment.  Parker made an appointment with me and said I need to talk to you about something.  So I carved out some time for him.  And he came by my office at Mercy Ministries.  They had cooked this up.  He acted like he had some big problem.  He knew I would drop everything for him because I think he’s so handsome.  And so they surprised me.  They came by together so we just hung out.  We pulled that picture out and we got this idea why don’t we just do a reenactment of that picture.  So I wanted you to see the reenactment that we did of the picture.  So there it is.  They represent the generations to come.  And every life you’ve touched will impact the next generation and the next and the next.  So I just want to say thank you.  And thank all you guys (Mercy Ministries babies and graduates on stage).

Mercy Ministries Reviews

"[When I came to Mercy] I began to realize that everything about Mercy Ministries was different than my past treatment and hospital experiences. While at Mercy Ministries, I became a new person with a clear sense of who I am in Christ. When I graduated, I walked out of Mercy Ministries feeling empowered, restored and renewed with a pure joy that overflowed from within."

"When I walked through the doors of Mercy Ministries, I finally felt safe. I didn’t know I could have so much joy, freedom, and purpose…and desire to live! I can never thank you enough for what you have done for me!!!"

"At Mercy Ministries, the Lord revealed to me that my true identity and value is in Him. I was also able to forgive those who had misused or hurt me in my life. God used Mercy Ministries in such an awesome way, and I am living life to the fullest now!"

"When I went to Mercy Ministries, I had no idea that I would learn so much about God and how amazing He is. God used Mercy Ministries to show me that the life He created for me was filled with love, joy, growth and hope. I am still a work in progress, but I’m excited for whatever God has in store for me."

"When I finally realized that I needed help, it was hard for us to find a program that didn’t cost a lot of money. My parents are missionaries and for us thousands of dollars that other programs cost was just not affordable, but then we found Mercy Ministries. Mercy is free of charge and provided me with the help that I needed to get healing. Mercy Ministries has been such a blessing in my life. I want everybody to know about Mercy Ministries."

"Here at Mercy Ministries, we do a lot of fun things. But I would have to say, the one thing that I loved the most would have to be praise and worship. During praise and worship we have a worship leader and we all sing together and I really feel the presence of the Lord dwelling within us when we do."

"When I came to Mercy Ministries, I was desperate, broken and alone. During my time at Mercy Ministries, I have learned that God is my best friend. He sees my heart and He knows my needs, and He meets me right where I am. I would like to go to seminary and get a Masters in Christian Counseling, so I can help young girls in the way I have been helped here at Mercy Ministries."
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