Support Mercy Ministries
Your donation can help save the lives of young women in need
Why Support Mercy Ministries?
1 in 3 girls has been or is being sexually abused before the age of 18 years old.
Every 1 in 5 girls suffers with an eating disorder.
Yearly, 1 in 5 girls self-harms.
34% of females in America gets pregnant at least once before the age of 20. There are 750,000 teen pregnancies each year with 59% ending in birth. [The other percentage as you can probably tell is either a miscarriage or an abortion.] 82% of teen pregnancies are unplanned. (Guttmacher Institute 2011)
Yearly, at least 100,000 American children are victims of child prostitution. In some cases the estimated number is as high as 300,000.
It has been shown that suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people from the ages of 15 to 24 years old.
Many of these young women often spend many years in and out of care facilities and treatment facilities. These young women need your help. Please be the light in their darkness and help them find their way through and donate to our cause.
During high school, Annabel excelled at basketball and had lots of friends because she used humor to hide her pain. At home, her family was falling apart. Annabel and all her siblings were physically and verbally abusive to one another, and one sibling was selling drugs and getting in trouble with the law. Annabel started cutting and having suicidal thoughts and struggling with depression and anxiety. Some friends invited her to Young Life, and even though she was afraid to get close to anyone, the leaders loved on her and taught her about Jesus. Annabel attempted suicide twice over the next year or so, but she eventually accepted Christ as her Savior at a Young Life camp. Annabel still struggled with depression and anxiety but hid her pain behind her status as a basketball star and homecoming queen. Deep down Annabel wanted to give up, but something was telling her not to.
After high school, Annabel moved in with another family because her home environment was no longer safe for her to be in. She eventually tried to live completely on her own, but it did not go well, and she wound up being admitted to the hospital for suicidal thoughts. Annabel kept thinking there had to be more to life than this. She wanted to experience the joy she saw in other Christ followers. Annabel had a relationship with God, but she wasn’t pursuing God.
Thanks to a loving leader in Annabel's life who cared enough to research options for her, she was introduced to Mercy Ministries. Annabel walked in the doors of Mercy knowing that there was more to life than how she had been living.
Annabel had been holding on to so much pain and unforgiveness toward people in her life who had hurt her. At Mercy, she was taught how to forgive and how to see God as her Abba Father. Annabel was shown that she has the ability to become the person God created her to be. Annabel doesn’t have to hide behind walls anymore. She is free from depression and anxiety. Annabel left Mercy as a new creation.
Annabel had spent her whole life just running—running from her problems, running from people, and running from God. She was sick of running away… now she is running to God. After praying about her next step toward her future, God laid it on her heart to go to school. Annabel came across a ministry leadership school on the West Coast and was accepted. Annabel started school in January of 2014, and being there has taught her so much about God and everything He has for her. Annabel gets to serve homeless people as well as church kids. She absolutely loves serving and blessing others. So many people have blessed her on her journey, and she is grateful to have a turn at being a blessing to others. She found joy in serving and loving people!
What Does my donation count for? / Where does it go?
9% of the donations are for the way that Mercy Ministries is being managed.
7% of the money that is being donated goes towards fundraising. It also counts for the fundraising events.