I was sexually abused at the age of 5 by someone who was supposed to love me. I was very hurt and angry inside. I felt abandoned and at age 11, I started using pills to numb my pain. I became promiscuous and lost my virginity at age 12. I was very suicidal and after one of my attempts with over 200 pills, I ended up in the emergency room. I knew that God was the answer to my pain; I just didn’t know how to get help. Continue reading “Katelynn – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”
Before Mercy, I spent most of my time trying to escape reality. I was very anxious, especially in social situations, and afraid of failure. I came out of a lot of poverty and confused thinking. I used self-harm out of frustration and thought it would make people see how much pain I was in. I hated my family and I thought they hated me too. I felt dead inside and believed that there was no hope for me. Continue reading “Heidi – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”
I always struggled with my weight but covered it up by striving to be a good Christian girl. At 12 years old, I was introduced to bulimia by a basketball teammate. I innocently tried it, and soon it took control over my life. I sought help from nutritionists and counselors and was even put on depression medication—but nothing worked.
I convinced myself that if I could just graduate from college, get married and become a teacher, the depression would go away and I would love myself. After getting a couple of D’s my junior year due to the darkness I was entrenched in, my mom gave me an ultimatum. We found out about Mercy Multiplied online, and I applied. While on the waiting list, I was in a car accident and felt as if I was at the end of my rope. Three hours later, I received a phone call from Mercy Multiplied saying I had been accepted. Continue reading “Cacey’s Story”
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”