December 8, 2015
Mercy Multiplied is happy to announce that the recent Merry Mercy Christmas Benefit held Thursday, December 3, at the Hilton Nashville Downtown was a whopping success.
The annual celebration treated nearly 400 guests to remarks by Honorary Event Chair and New York Times best-selling author Ken Abraham. “If you really want to be a successful author, you have to be able to spot a good story,” said Abraham. “And let me tell you something, Mercy Multiplied is not a good story. Mercy Multiplied is a great story.”
Abraham and his wife Lisa have supported Mercy for almost 30 years. “We’ve had the opportunity to see the results,” he said as he encouraged the crowd to give to Mercy so that young women struggling with life-controlling issues can get the help they need free of charge.
Nancy Alcorn, Mercy Multiplied Founder and President, shared an inspiring message about the organization’s life-changing work and the resources needed for its continued success. “We’ve been serving young women for almost 33 years, and I am more energized than ever to help even more young women find lasting freedom from their issues,” said Alcorn.
Following Alcorn’s address were powerful testimonies from four Mercy graduates who have overcome lives of extreme anguish and adversity. One such graduate was Camillia, who lived a childhood marked by fear due to an abusive home environment. Camillia turned to promiscuity and substance abuse to numb the pain she felt. After three suicide attempts that landed her in a mental institution, Camillia reached out to Mercy Multiplied for help. God has restored her to a place of hope and freedom through the Mercy program, and she now successfully runs several businesses with her husband.
Throughout the evening, Merry Mercy guests enjoyed special music by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Nicole C. Mullen, including a moving multilingual rendition of “My Redeemer Lives” that drew a standing ovation. Guests also enjoyed a holiday-inspired plated dinner and live and silent auctions featuring travel packages, fine art and jewelry. A week-long stay at Misiones del Cabo Resort donated by Lori Birckhead, an ethereal Angel Series painting by Anne Neilson, and a pave diamond necklace designed by Dru Hammer fetched the highest bids.
Both Hammer and Neilson were in attendance, along with other notable guests, including Merry Mercy Emcee and News Channel 5 Meteorologist Charlie Neese; former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales; Juli Fisher; Pastor Dan Scott of Christ Church Nashville; and Pastor Jerome and Lisa Lewis of Seeds of Greatness Bible Church who traveled from Delaware with 20 women from their congregation to show their support.
Thousands of dollars were raised to support Mercy Multiplied in its internationally reaching efforts to transform lives of generations searching for truth and wholeness. The evening was made possible by sponsor organizations Grace Chapel, Legacy Tree Foundation, Seeds of Greatness Bible Church, Providence Auto, Mountain Group Partners, Adams and Reese LLP, Bernard Health, Hammered Heart Foundation, and West End Interiors.
If you were unable to attend the 2015 Merry Mercy Christmas Benefit but would still like to give, please click here.