Mercy Blessed by Seeds of Greatness

December 10, 2015

SOGBC women "all smiles" at the Merry Mercy photo booth
SOGBC women “all smiles” at the Merry Mercy photo booth

A group from Seeds of Greatness Bible Church (SOGBC) in New Castle, Delaware, recently blessed Mercy Multiplied by a special visit to the Nashville Mercy home and corporate headquarters. Twenty women accompanied SOGBC Pastor Jerome Lewis and his wife Lisa to serve the Nashville Mercy residents and attend the annual Merry Mercy Christmas Benefit.

Pastor Jerome and Lisa and SOGBC are long-time supporters of Mercy and have been involved in many efforts to help advance Mercy’s work and mission. Last July, the SOGBC women’s ministry hosted over 400 guests at a “White Party” in Delaware to benefit Mercy and spread awareness of Mercy’s life-transforming program.

Pastor Jerome and Lisa Lewis with SOGBC women at Merry Mercy
Pastor Jerome and Lisa Lewis with SOGBC women at Merry Mercy

Last Thursday the SOGBC visitors toured the Nashville home in the afternoon and then attended the Merry Mercy evening event at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Friday morning the SOGBC group led the Nashville residents in a vision board exercise. Each resident created a poster collage depicting her individual goals and dreams for the future. Here are some comments from a few of the residents about the experience:

“This was truly a fun experience for me. It was also something that was a breakthrough, because I’ve never done anything like that. I had so much fun meeting the women. I really appreciate them. It was a blessing!”  –Lucy

“I really enjoyed making vision boards with the Seeds of Greatness women. It’s really inspiring for me to just put my dreams on paper. Then they look more attainable, and it encourages me to not give up on my future goals.”  –Sky

Celebrating a completed vision board
Celebrating a completed vision board

“The women who came were incredible! I experienced the love of God in an amazing way! I really needed to do the vision board because I’ve been afraid to hope and expect because I don’t want to be disappointed. But the women pulled my visions and dreams out, and every time I see the board, I’m reminded to hope, and dream big, and be expectant! I wanted the women to stay forever. You could tell they had stories of their own because their faith was so authentic and practical and real. I want that faith. They’ve inspired me and taught me that I have all I need inside of me, I just need to pull it out.” –Selam

After the vision casting activity, the SOGBC women and Mercy residents enjoyed lunch together. To complete their visit, the SOBGC group assisted the Mercy corporate staff with a special holiday project.

Mercy is grateful for partners like SOBGC who generously step forward to “Be the ‘Me’ in Mercy!”

Mercy residents enjoyed lunch with SOGBC friends
Mercy residents enjoyed lunch with SOGBC friends
SOGBC volunteers helped with a special holiday project.
SOGBC volunteers helped with a special holiday project.

 

Mercy Blessed by Seeds of Greatness

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