Supporters filled the room in Franklin, TN, to celebrate all the incredible things God is doing through Mercy Multiplied. As people arrived in holiday attire, they entered the ballroom decorated in red, green, and gold. The event was filled with long-time supporters, Mercy residential graduates, and those who had never heard about Mercy. It was a night filled with joy and thanksgiving to God! For decades, Christ has been transforming lives through this ministry. What began as one residential home has multiplied into numerous homes across the United States and in other nations: Outpatient Programs in two states, with many more to come, and a discipleship study and trainings that are reaching people around the world!
Honorary Co-Chairs Pastor Jason and Michelle Cruise kicked off the evening by welcoming everyone and blessing the meal. Pastor Jason shared how he first heard about Mercy. “I remember when I first heard about Mercy Multiplied,” said Cruise. “My wife and I visited Christ Church in the 90s, and Nancy shared about Mercy. I was immediately on board and said, sign me up.” He has been a champion for the ministry ever since and has partnered with Mercy in many ways. Most recently, in 2021, his whole staff at ClearView Church in Franklin, TN, attended the MPower workshop, and in 2022, he led his entire congregation through Mercy’s Keys to Freedom study. This study continues to be taught in the church, bringing greater levels of freedom to church members.
After attendees enjoyed a three-course meal, Nicole C. Mullen led the audience in a powerful time of worship. A friend and supporter to Mercy for over 15 years, Nicole’s angelic voice brought everyone one step closer to heaven that night!
Ashley, 2015 Mercy Graduate
As the program began for the evening, Founder and President Nancy Alcorn took the stage. After debuting a new history video sharing what God has been doing through Mercy for the past 39 years, she shared a powerful video testimony from 2012 Mercy graduate Susan. Alcorn then introduced 2015 graduate Ashley who gave a powerful live testimony to the crowd. “Before Mercy, I believed all kinds of lies about myself,” she said. “Because of Mercy, I now believe the truth of who Christ says I am!”
At the end of Ashley’s testimony, Nicole C. Mullen retook the stage and performed her incredibly popular song, “My Redeemer Lives.” The crowd stood to their feet and worshiped the Lord with Nicole. It was such a powerful moment that few will forget!
Current Mercy Board Chair, Dr. Shep Dunlevie, JR, MD, made his way to the stage and shared about his history with Mercy and what the ministry means to him. After hearing about Mercy at a Christian concert in 1995, he gave his first donation while still in college. He led a heartfelt call to action, asking people to give generously to the ministry that is seeing so many lives transformed.
Thank you to everyone who attended and to those who sowed a seed into Mercy. Our hearts are filled with gratitude! We would like to thank all of our sponsors, with a special thanks to our Platinum sponsors: druville/dru hammer, LegacyTree Foundation, Regeneration Nashville, Specialized Transport Solutions, and Seeds Church.
Join us in 2023 as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary on Friday, December 8, 2023. Register here for tickets.