This week’s story is an excerpt from Founder & President Nancy Alcorn’s book “Echoes of Mercy,” about God meeting Mercy’s financial needs even from the beginning! We hope this amazing story encourages you and shows you that we can trust God for all of our needs!

A steady stream of young women continued to come to the home from all over Louisiana and then from all over the United States. We were filled to capacity and often had a waiting list. There were trying times as people came to work on staff and decided a few months later it was not their calling. Nevertheless, the Lord sustained us.  

Although our finances were often tight, God remained faithful in meeting our needs. Sometimes the help would come at the last minute. One day we needed to deliver a check to the electric company by the end of the day to prevent them from cutting off our electricity. We had been praying and believing for the money, but the deadline was just hours away and we were trying not to give in to worry. Though we had no idea where the money was going to come from, we knew God would provide it, and it was important for us to trust Him.  

However, time kept ticking by. Noon came and went. I stayed busy, trying not to give in to doubt and unbelief.  

About four that afternoon there was a knock on the door. A gentleman who had become a frequent supporter was standing on the front steps, looking a little unsure of himself.  

“Hello,” he said. “I’m sorry to bother you like this. I was about to mail this check to you, but something seemed to be telling me, ‘Don’t put it in the mail; take it there yourself.’” “You heard right!” I exclaimed. “Now, let me have that check; I’ll explain to you later.” The check made it to the electric company in the nick of time.  

That was only one of many times it seemed impossible to meet our financial obligations. God did not simply allow us to survive; He caused us to grow. 

You can purchase a copy of Nancy Alcorn’s Echoes of Mercy, by clicking here.