It is because of our generous supporters that Mercy can offer its programs free-of-charge. Over the years, this ministry has grown from a Residential Program to an Outpatient Program and Outreach Services. We are so grateful to God for moving on the hearts of our supporters and for bringing Mercy more and more partners over the years to finance the expansion God continues to do. Many people have been giving to Mercy for decades and we wanted to share why some of these generous people choose to support Mercy Multiplied financially.
Stanley and his wife have been married 34 years. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. He and his wife both believe in the ministry and how important it is to support Mercy.
When did you first hear about Mercy?
“I first heard about Mercy from a lady named Leanne. She’s one of the first ladies that Nancy hired back in West Monroe, Louisiana in the mid-80s. Leanne and I went to church together and she asked me if I would be willing to come over and help do some work, yard work, and odds and ends things around the home. In 1985 or 86 I went to the home for the first time and did a few chores to help out because they needed some things done. That was my first gift back to Mercy. Then when I started working out of college, I was able to financially support the ministry for the first time.”
Your first donation was in 1992, why is supporting Mercy important to you?
“I believe in what Nancy founded the ministry on, to help those ladies who had no hope. The state and federal government institutions were failing. They don’t work. Nancy would say that she saw that over and over again. So, we all know what the Gospel can do. God can miraculously change people’s lives where programs cannot change people’s lives. And I believe in that strongly, so that is a big reason why I wanted to sow into this ministry.”
What would you say to others who might be considering supporting Mercy?
“This is a great ministry to support because it is changing lives. I have seen, read testimonies, and met so many ladies who testify to how Mercy has changed their lives. People can argue about a lot of things, but you can’t argue with a changed life.”