In 2011, Leslie was addicted to drugs and alcohol and worked at a strip club. In her words, “I had so little hope. I was kind of just numbing myself to the world around me.” Then she came to Mercy. You won’t believe her life today! Click on the video below to watch her story!
Great news! A 5-day devotional called Getting God’s Perspective On Your Life, taken from Nancy’s latest book Ditch the Baggage, is now available on the YouVersion Bible app!
The following is just a sampling of each day, so we encourage you to visit www.Bible.com to download the full devotional “Getting God’s Perspective On Your Life.” Or download the YouVersion app to read it on your smart phone! Continue reading “Getting God’s Perspective On Your Life – New YouVersion Bible app!”
At the age of four I remember looking in the mirror and thinking my legs and stomach looked fat, and by the time I was eleven I stopped eating. I loved sports and would exercise constantly. My parents took me to a doctor who diagnosed me with anorexia. Continue reading “Cara – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”
When I was very young, I was sexually abused by a family member. At that same time, my grandparents died. I didn’t understand what was happening and I began to distance myself from everyone. My parents divorced and things got worse. Continue reading “Blair – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”
I was sexually abused at a young age and quickly learned how to keep secrets. I was molested, abused, and raped multiple times throughout my life and used drugs, alcohol, and self-harm to cope. I also attended a strong performance-based school where I developed an eating disorder. Continue reading “Beth – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”
When I was in 8th grade, my family split up and I moved in with my mom. I was very depressed and believed my family didn’t really want me. My senior year of high school, I dropped out and moved in with my boyfriend. I got pregnant and decided to give my baby boy up for adoption, but I was devastated. Continue reading “Ashley – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”
Growing up, my family went through multiple divorces. We moved a lot and I had no real sense of family. I began to self-harm at the age of 13. I didn’t have anyone I felt I could talk to so I used the physical pain to deal with my emotional pain. Soon, I was cutting every day. At the age of 14, I was sexually abused by a much older man in my community. Continue reading “Amanda – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”
I grew up in a tense home environment with an emotionally absent father and a physically ill mother and I felt it was my job to play peacekeeper. Over time, I began to isolate myself. I rarely received affirmation from my father so I convinced myself that I didn’t want or need it. I felt my worth was in performing well in music and academics. Continue reading “Alishia – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”
As a child, I was sexually abused but I didn’t tell anyone in my family. I was 8 years old when I started restricting my food and by the age of 10, I was using self-harm daily. At 13, I was raped by a group of boys and became pregnant. I miscarried right before my 14th birthday and one week later, I attempted suicide for the first time. Continue reading “Alexis – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”