Before coming to Mercy, I was a cutter. I never grieved the loss of my dad, and I felt depressed and hopeless. Self-harm was my way of coping with my pain. The counselor I was seeing told me about Mercy. I wanted to walk with Christ, so I decided to apply. Continue reading “Marcy – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”
My father was an alcoholic and my mother was addicted to prescription drugs and very suicidal. My life growing up was chaotic and painful. There were constant screams, tears, and pain. Hiding in dark closets was a part of life with my father. When I was 12, my dad left and my mom’s drug abuse got worse. I became the mother to her and my younger sister. Continue reading “Kody – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”
Before I came to Mercy Multiplied, I was very against Christianity. I believed that there was God, but I did not believe that He was good. When I came to Mercy, I got to know God and Jesus, the most beautiful man who died on the cross not just for me, but for all sinners. I walked away from Mercy knowing that God is good.
After I graduated from Mercy, I started working with girls with life-controlling issues. When I started my job, I was the only Christian in my unit and things were out of control. We had riots; I was assaulted seven times within my first 3 months of working there. Continue reading “Hazel’s Story”
Growing up, I had unrealistic expectations for myself and as a result I developed an eating disorder and began to self-harm. I also shopped excessively, became obsessed with men, and was very reckless in my behavior. I felt hopeless and went to a secular treatment center for help. Continue reading “Sarah – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”