Alishia – Mercy Multiplied Graduate

AlishiaI 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”

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Alexis – Mercy Multiplied Graduate

AlexisAs 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”

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Kati – Mercy Multiplied Graduate

KatiIn my wildest dreams, I would have never imagined that just over a year after graduating Mercy I would be marrying such a godly man who loves me despite my tainted past. I used to tell my counselor that no man would ever want to be with me after what has happened to me and the things that I have done, but God’s grace and power to transform is so much greater than my past! Continue reading “Kati – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”

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Justine – Mercy Multiplied Graduate

JustineI grew up with two loving parents but I was always the peace-keeper in my family. I stuffed all of my feelings down so that I wouldn’t cause anymore tension or problems. Additionally, I thought I had to be perfect, and I worked hard to keep up the facade. Unfortunately, this led to bulimia and food quickly grew into an all-consuming addiction. Continue reading “Justine – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”

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Hillary – Mercy Multiplied Graduate

HillaryAt the age of 9, I was raped on the school bus. When I was 12, my family moved and I started attending a new school. I did everything I could to fit in, becoming sexually active and experimenting with cigarettes. This eventually led to involvement with drugs and alcohol. My life was spiraling out of control and my addictions began taking over my life. Continue reading “Hillary – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”

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Colie – Mercy Multiplied Graduate

ColieI experienced a lot of verbal abuse growing up. This led to fear, anxiety, eating disordered behavior and depression. I cut myself to numb the pain I was feeling and to punish myself. I hated myself and felt I could never be good enough. I used over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs to try and kill myself. I heard about Mercy from a friend and decided to apply. Continue reading “Colie – Mercy Multiplied Graduate”

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