Anne Graham Lotz Helps Mercy Grads “Stay In”
March 3, 2016
Mercy’s Executive Director, Christy Singleton, met up with renowned evangelist Anne Graham Lotz last week at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, TN. Singleton took the opportunity to personally express her gratitude for Lotz’s ministry and support of Mercy Multiplied.
For nearly a decade, Lotz has provided signed copies of her “Daily Light” devotional to Mercy residents upon graduating from the Mercy program. “Daily Light” is one of the many tools Lotz’s AnGeL Ministries offers to help people develop and maintain a vibrant faith through God’s Word. As Mercy graduates live out their healing, tools like “Daily Light” help them “stay in” the Word, one of the four essential “stay-ins” Mercy teaches to maintain life-long freedom: stay in the Word, stay in prayer, stay in church, and stay in fellowship with other believers.
The two leaders discussed their organizations’ mutual emphasis on the transformational power of God’s Word. Singleton specifically shared with Lotz how Brittinni, like thousands of Mercy graduates before her, had found healing and restoration through the Word.
Brittinni’s parents divorced when she was three. By the age of 12, Brittinni was diagnosed with depression. She eventually developed a promiscuous lifestyle and ended up dropping out of college to move in with her drug dealer “boyfriend,” who drugged her and pimped her out to other men. She self-harmed to cope with her pain and eventually overdosed and was hospitalized. Once at Mercy, Brittinni discovered God’s Word and how to renew her mind with its Truth. Through the Mercy program, she learned how to distinguish God’s voice and realize His greater purpose for her life. “God did a complete turn-around in my heart,” said Brittinni upon her Mercy graduation. “I feel whole for the first time in my life.”
Lotz and Singleton also discussed AnGeL Ministries’ new initiative, God Speaking. Lotz described her vision for a worldwide movement of believers listening to God’s Word together for one hour a day during the week of August 1-8, 2016. With the support of Faith Comes By Hearing, participants will hear parts of God’s Word from Genesis to Matthew to Revelation, all available in over 900 languages.
Mercy Multiplied has committed to join in the upcoming God Speaking initiative. “Listening expectantly to the Word of God is directly in line with what we teach at Mercy,” said Singleton. “For over three decades, we’ve seen the power of God’s Word completely transform the lives of broken people. It’s exciting to think what God will do when people across the world intentionally come together at the same time to listen to His Word.”
Mercy is grateful for the support of Anne Graham Lotz and AnGeL Ministries. For more information on how you or your organization can partner with Mercy, click here. Learn more about Mercy Multiplied’s free, Christian residential program and resources at these links or call 615-831-6987.