God is always working in miraculous ways in the lives of those we serve through our many programs – and we wanted to share those with you! From our Keys to Freedom study to our Residential Counseling Programs, testimonies of God’s transformative power and goodness encourage us as we continue to help bring freedom to all through Jesus Christ.  

We are excited to share that we have had several recent graduates of our Residential Counseling Programs! These young women have put in the work to heal and take steps toward freedom, and we are so proud of them for doing so. Check out a few of their stories and celebrate their victories in Christ with us!  

“I came to Mercy thinking that it wouldn’t even be possible to change, but over time, God did such great work, and He proved me wrong. My life won’t be the same because of this program; God has changed my life.” – Jackie

“At Mercy, I found real freedom in Christ. I learned that God can work incredible miracles out of unspeakable tragedies. The Lord taught me who I am in Him and my self-worth, giving me back my identity in Christ and renewing my hope for a future. I was able to renew my mind in Christ, heal from my past, and replace shame and guilt with a relationship with God.” – Skyla

“I came to Mercy buried under anxiety, self-hatred, fear, and shame. I made a futile attempt to outrun my brokenness, but at Mercy, I found my Heavenly Father, or rather, He found me. I found love, acceptance, safety, peace, and belonging in the Lord. I fell in love with the Lord at Mercy, and I truly met Him here.” – Olivia

God is not only moving in our Residential Counseling Programs; He is also moving in the hearts of people all over the country through our Keys to Freedom study! One church in particular, Crossroads Church in Ohio, had 1,500 people going through the study and they saw an incredible transformation in the lives of both their staff and congregation. We also have several Keys to Freedom groups in both men’s and women’s prisons in Virginia, being led by longtime partners of Mercy who are passionate about sharing the hope and freedom of Christ with their communities.  

In March, we hosted our first MPower Live! workshop of the year in St. Louis, Missouri! Nearly 100 people attended the two-day workshop, with many attendees traveling from out of state to join us. It was such a blessed time of worship, connection, and learning, as our incredible hosts and speakers shared Mercy’s heart and resources to help others find freedom in Christ while staying healthy in the process.  

The feedback we received from the workshop blew us away, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite responses with you!  

“I’ve walked through “Keys to Freedom” twice and I wasn’t expecting to need to hear these statements again. I am reminded that I need to continue to use these resources. Healing is a process.”

“I didn’t realize how much I needed this. Wow! I am blown away. I thought I was coming so I could help others, but the love and validation on my healing journey was absolutely what the Lord wanted to remind me of while I attended.”

“Honestly, I thought coming to this event would help better equip me to help others, but it helped me. I’m refreshed and on fire!”

If you or someone you know is interested in the content from our MPower workshop, check out our MPower eCourse.  You can always access these teachings on our website, but this June, over four weeks, you will have the opportunity to watch video teachings on your own or with a group. This event also offers optional LIVE Q&A sessions with the speakers. Click here for more information and register today.  

We thank God for all the ways He is working through this ministry, and we can’t wait to share what He will do as the year continues! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with all things Mercy, and join our email list to receive exclusive content to resource and equip you to live free and stay free in Christ.