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  1. Mariah Murray

    Well I don’t know anything about the Mercy home in Australia but I just recently graduated from the Mercy home in Lincoln California and I didn’t witness anything like that. I’m not saying that what happened in Australia isn’t true, but I am saying that Mercy Ministries has helped me find healing from anorexia, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, depression, ten years of sexual abuse from my biological father a grandpa and a neighbor. I was also addicted to pornography. God has totaly healed me from my pain and shame. I can stand here today and say that I love my biological father and everyone who has ever hurt me, but I’m not excusing what they did. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me anytime.

    March 13, 2011 at 3:43 am

    • Mariah

      I’m glad that you feel Mercy has helped you and I wouldn’t wish to take anything away from your experience. If you feel your life is better now than it was before then I’m happy for you. I’m sorry to hear about your traumatic experiences and I’m glad you’ve been able to move your life forward. It saddens me, however, that you proudly proclaim your love for a man as evil as your father. This is so typical of the ludicrous doctrine taught by Mercy Ministries and their obsession with forcing women to try and forgive evil people who’ve done evil thing and who will always be evil.

      You report a good experience of Mercy, but unfortunately, however, many people do not share your experience. These people are not limited to Australia; they can be found having attended Mercy homes all over the world. The fact that people exist who speak favourably about Mercy does not itself mean Mercy is not a very dangerous force. There are countless examples of dangerous cults and organisations who’s members are convinced about how wonderful they are despite the inherent dangers of the belief system. This is the power of religion. When you lock up vulnerable young Christians, separate them from the outside world, feed them your own personal interpretation of the Bible, then stop them from having any influences that contradict with your version, it’s not surprising that some of them come out of the other side convinced that what you told them was the truth. Especially given the nature of the problems some of them go in with and how vulnerable their state of mind is. It is also not surprising that after having been shut off from the world for months many girls have overcome their problems.

      It is a jump in logic to assume that because being in the program changed your life it is atrributable to god. It’s the age old example of “I prayed, it came true, so it MUST have been god”.

      The many, many examples of lives being ruined by Mercy’s program makes the existence of major problems with the program something that cannot be ignored or brushed away simply by referring to people who say their lives are now better.

      For Mercy to ask people with psychological problems to totally remove themselves from the real world, and then to proselytise the idea that any problem can be solved by following an invisible “being” in the sky and by reading an ancient religious book is a very reckless, irresponsible and dangerous game. This is true regardless how many people say it helped them.

      After all, out of all the really dangerous religious cults that have ruined so many lives throughout history the vast majority of the members were convinced their belief was helping their life. Thus is the power of religious indoctrination.

      March 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      • Shannon

        Ok…I am certainly not trying to start anything, but you and this site are VERY wrong. I also had a wonderful experience with Mercy Ministries and would do it all over again, 1,000 times if I had to. Unfortunately you are one of few who believes Mercy to be a “cult.” In fact, many people DO share the experience of Mercy helping them. Why do you think they have a 93% success rate? Why do you think they have transitional care to help girls restart their lives and engage in their communities? Why do you think so many people donate to Mercy financially, and volunteering their time? Everything you just said is the whole point of Mercy. They tell you what it is like before you even go. They don’t suck you in. It is a choice to be there, voluntary, and you can leave any time you want. Also, God calls us to forgive, even the evil people. Because they are not worth are time and energy to NOT forgive them. Sure, Mercy is hard, and some of their rules are stupid, but I am living the best life I can now, and loving it. I would literally be dead had it not been for mercy. This makes me so sad to hear this, and I really hope you are doing well now.

        November 4, 2013 at 12:54 am

      • Kim

        Sounds like you could benefit from reading this Ancient religious book. There is a God and his word is true. It changes peoples lives. I am sorry that you feel the way you do. I pray that you come to know God and the peace that knowing him brings.

        January 11, 2015 at 9:56 am

    • Maria

      Yes!! Mercy Is A Wonderful Place and Program sadly theres always those evil spirited people that try to make any and ever christian person and place look bad im so glad Mercy has helped you and healed you look forward to all the other success stories too!!! When did u graduate?

      October 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      • It is despicable to say someone is “evil spirited” just because they were unlucky enough to have their lives damaged by Mercy Ministries.

        Mercy has a powerful ability to indoctrinate people. This causes them to be blind to the truth as you are demonstrating.

        I sincerely hope you realise this one day.

        February 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      • Good ma’am, I’ll have you know I am a proud Christian that is absolutely grounded in my religion. However, that does not mean I do not possess the ability to know a cult-like establishment when I see it. I kind of want to go there just to mess with them and prove to them that I can’t be brainwashed by ANYBODY. Unfortunately, not many other people are as stubborn, resistant, and opinionated (and, at times, rebellious, which can be a good thing, believe it or not) as I am, meaning many girls just like you go into the program unhappy and come out just a little too happy. Since I am a Christian, I’d liked to point out that I’m not at all evil just for occassionally questioning things that come across as dangerously suspicious. It’s not like I’m questioning God Himself. Young and troubled women seeking help are very vulnerable and maleable, typically. The perfect candidate for being stripped of all outside opinions and then filled with religious lies. Yeah, I believe in God. Yeah, I love Him. But that doesn’t mean I can’t point out the flaws in His religion and the way people interpret it. Conservative Christians are the worst, especially the ones that think homosexual people will burn in Hell. Yeah, right. Because God totally created these people just so he could watch them burn down in Hell with the Devil. Love is not a sin. they are not confused. They know they were born that way and I commend the brave ones for living the way they ought to, without being ashamed of who they are or being afraid of bullying and religious leaders screaming at them to repent and go straight. What a load of crap. LUST is the sin, and heterosexual people are just as heavily into that as gays, whether you want to admit it or not. So right there they struck a raw nerve in me. But then to read on about many exorcisms and malnutrition? That crosses the line from dumb to disturbing. Not every little thing they don’t agree with (notice how I say “they” and not “God”) is caused by Satan or his demon minions. If you’re depressed and maybe even suicidal, you do not need to be exorcised. You need to be talking to a counselor/therapist and quite possibily taking medications. Yes, the whole aim of life for a Christian is to be a good child of Christ while you’re here on this Earth so you can go to Heaven. No, not every little thing you do should be held under a microscope and criticized and frowned upon. Not everything has to be about religion, you know. If you ask me, that would do more harm than good. I am glad you are just so flippin’ dandy with the most likely restrictive visit you had with Mercy Ministries, but I guess what I’m trying to say after all those paragraphs is that neigh-sayers aren’t always bad people (certainly not evil), don’t believe everything someone tells you no matter how religious and helpful they seem, gather your own opinion (always), and don’t be ignorant to the many other girls who claim to have been just about tortured there. It’s disrespectful. Have a nice day.

        February 27, 2012 at 10:12 am

    • Julie

      Curious to know what your relationship with your biological father is now? Do you communicate? How?

      September 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  2. Mariah Murray

    Thank you for being happy for me. Thank you for commenting on my post. It’s nice to know that people are willing to listen, even if it doesn’t match with their own views. I will do my best to answer all your questions and share how I feel about everything you have said. You said that you weren’t happy about that I love someone as evil as my father. I know that you may not see it this way, but I myself am an evil person. I have hurt many people in my life because I have been hurt myself. Whether I mean to hurt others or not doesn’t change what I’ve done. The way I see it is if God is willing to forgive and love me the the evil I have done, shouldn’t I do the same towards others?

    Can you say that you have never done anything evil in your life? Now I know you may never have done anything as evil as my father but James 2:10 says “And the person who keeps every law of God, but makes one little slip, is just as guilty as the person who has broken every law there is” (The Living Bible.)

    You wrote “When you lock up vulnerable young Christians”. The only way you can come to Mercy is by free will, and you can leave anytime you want. It’s true that we are isolated from the world, but I believe it’s because Mercy has found how dangerous the world is. Every commercial I watch, every billboard I see makes me feel like I need to go on a diet or I’m not pretty enough.

    It’s true that people do have their own interpretation of what the bible says, but at Mercy we were encouraged to find what we thought the verse meant. Verses from the bible were never taken out of context.

    I understand that some girls came back from Mercy not changed, or maybe even worse, but what about all the others that said they were truly transformed? Even if only a few were healed, wouldn’t you want to do everything you coud so that they could be healed? Mercy Ministries has a %95 percent success rate for those who graduate. I don’t know about you but I hope more people go to Mercy so they can eperience the freedom and joy that I have.

    No one anywhere can force someone to be healed, it is a decision they have to make on there own. For some people Mercy Ministries is their last hope. If they turn from the last hope they have, wouldn’t it make sense that they would be worse off than they would be before?

    Can you argue with someone’s testimony? can you say that the freedom they found in God is not real? How do you know it’s not real? How do you know God isn’t real?

    March 21, 2011 at 3:54 am

    • Mercy is far from anyone’s “Last Hope” for help. When I read or hear statements like this, I become concerned that when “Mercy” asks someone to leave because “they are unwilling to work the program”, they are basically telling that person that they are doomed and there is no point in living unless they can changes themselves. “Mercy” gives themselves way way too much credit for the girls that have been successful (which I doubt is a 93 % success rate as stated on their website). I personally would like to see an independent surveyor (not a supporter of Mercy) conducted that included girls that had been asked to leave, those who left before they “graduated” and include those who sought help after leaving Mercy. Bottom line, GOD is our last hope. “Working the program” is not serving God. It is a set of standards established by Mercy’s staff, Nancy Alcorn and their Board of Directors. They are presented as one and the same as “serving God”, “getting to know God” or “staying in the Word”.
      If you have difficulty following this, ask yourself. Do you feel you will be outside of the protection of God, if you say negative things about Mercy, Nancy or staff? If you cut ties with Mercy Ministries completely, can you still be in the Will of God? God gives us choices. He gave us a mind. If we choose to cut ties with Mercy, we are not doomed; we have not turned our back on God. We have simply made a choice

      March 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

      • Mariah Murray

        You are very right in saying that God is our last hope, without God it is impossible to find hope. I don’t know about every girl, but with me I had forgotton God’s love for me. I didn’t say that Mercy was the last hope for every young women out there, I said for many. I know first hand that many people go to Mercy because it’s their last hope.

        Mercy asks people to leave because they won’t comply with the program, not because they won’t work the program. I’ve never heard them say to work the program, this implies that they don’t care if your really healed, they just want you to pretend you are. This is far from the truth. I know that at Mercy I was encouraged to show how I really felt about everything. Many times I was so angry that I started swearing. But I never got in trouble. I didn’t sugar coat my thoughts and feelings, I just learned how to express myself in a way that was more respectful.

        I have a friend who left Mercy early, she’s actually doing very well. I know at first I thought if someone left before they graduated then they would be doomed to go back to the life they had. This made me so heartbroken that I grieved for weeks. But then I realized that just because they left early doesn’t mean that God is going to leave them as well. Mercy plants the Word of God inside of you, nothing can take that away. Sadly many people who leave believe this lie. They feel like God will never forgive them and that there is no hope for their future. This is an outright lie. With God there is always a future for your life.

        Please be very careful what you say about Mercy unless you know for a fact it is true. Mercy never says anything about working the program.

        In order to serve God I have to learn to serve God’s people. In a way if I turned my back on Mercy, I would turn my back on God. Thank God he never turns His back on us. We will never be able to follow His will perfectly. God says that every sin is the same to Him. If God doesn’t turn his back on me when I lie, then why would He turn his back on me if I left Mercy early? God never turns His back on His children.

        If Mercy is in the will of God, then why would you want to cut ties with it? If Mercy is helping women realize that they are valuable, then why would you want to say anything negative about them?

        March 24, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      • “I know at first I thought if someone left before they graduated then they would be doomed to go back to the life they had. This made me so heartbroken that I grieved for weeks”

        Are we supposed to not believe this is a result of Mercy making people think they’re going to be doomed if they do wrong and have to leave? This is a perfect example of how a cult infiltrates the mind and creates people who will defend it to the core. All the classic signs are here.

        June 24, 2011 at 12:13 am

  3. The belief of a group does not determine rather it is a cult or destructive group. It is the structure by which it is developed. I would recommend reading up on cults from the experts in the field. Steven Hassan at freedomofmind.com and Wellsprings Retreat and Resource Center at wellspringretreat.org are two that I know of. There are a lot more out there, but they all say the same thing. When you look honestly at your own situation and begin asking yourself questions, you might learn something about yourself that you didn’t realize before. Are you the one making the decisions in your life to serve God, or are you serving God out of fear. God is love, He knows your heart, He is our hope and our freedom. The rejection that is heaped on a person that leaves Mercy either by “choice” or having been asked to leave is a means of manipulation. It does not reflect the love of Christ in any way.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:30 am

    • Wow, you are so right. When The Bible says “Fear God”, I’m pretty sure it means to respect Him and realize He is way more powerful than you, not that you should actually be afraid of Him. Because to me, if you’re afraid, you can’t truly love OR respect. He seems so amazing, even though tons of innocent people are left to suffer every day. I like to think that’s the Devil’s work and not God’s. We can’t question why God doesn’t help certain people. I’m sure He has a super good reason. I questioned Him A LOT in the past, and I’ve been pretty much nothing but miserable. He gives me a warmth when nothing else can and has an all-forgiving attitude. What more can anyone ask for? I feel safe in HIs arms and to me that’s all that matters. None of this cult-like carry-on crap like of how “God hates fags” (which Mercy has never said, but I’m willing to bet if they weren’t so good about seeming kind and harmless, they would say it.) and whether people of other religions go to Heaven or not. That’s not any of our business, I don’t think. Honestly, and this is kind of off topic, but to me, Christianity is all about being a good person. No Bible-thumping, name shaming, or exorcisms on perfectly fine people needed. Don’t worry about homosexuals, non-believers, whether half the stuff in The Bible can be proved with simple science (which it actually can haha), canceling out bad deeds with good ones, or any of that. Just think before you act and have God in mind. It’s that simple. So when people like the staff at Mercy (or even Westboro Baptist) try to make it 20 times more difficult, making sure to look like a hypocritcial, ignorant ass, I want to laugh at them, yell at them, roll my eyes, and pray for them all at the same time. So many Christians are, in my opinion, misguided. All we have to do is chill out and worry about our relationship with God and no one else’s, except for maybe loved ones who are struggling with their faith. I know almost none of that really pertained to what you said and I know that this comment was months ago, but I just had to get that off of my chest. Sorry, ahah. Hope I didn’t offend anyone else who might be reading this too much. I obviously get carried away… 🙂

      February 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

  4. Mariah Murray

    Give me an example of what a cult is not. I am very aware of what a cult is, I’ve seen my fair share of them. Can you give me some proof that Mercy is a cult?

    I’m kind of confused of how everthing you are saying ties in with Mercy

    I am still in contact with many people who either left Mercy or who were asked to leave. Does this sound like rejection to you?

    March 24, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    • I will not try to educate you on cults, but I will ask you a few questions. Can you show me where on the Mercy Ministries Website that you will be required to attend church as a group or that you can or cannot attend a church of your own choosing? Can you show me where in any of their propaganda what Mercy Ministries believes in: Speaking in Tongues, prophesying, possession, oppression etc? Can you show me where it says you will be isolated from outside influence or limited on what you are exposed to (news, non Mercy approved materials, music, etc)? These are all questions that helped me make my decision on how Mercy is run. If you have answers, for example, Mercy knows that I need…. , God has anointed Mercy, Mercy’s staff, Nancy Alcorn etc and the Bible says, “Touch not God’s anointed”… Mercy is only trying to help and does not want us to be distracted…
      Is Mercy a cult or destructive group? That is for you to decide for yourself and for you to research on your own. You have had an isolated experience with Mercy, not a global one. I’m thrilled that you and your friend found what you needed. I do believe it was God and not Mercy that helped you. I challenge you to learn what defines a cult. If you are not able to research this you have at least one of two things occurring; You are either afraid that you might discover that Mercy uses thought reform to manipulate their clients or you fear that you are interfering with God’s plan for Mercy. Do you not believe that God gave you the ability to have free choice? If you are not aware of both sides of anything, how can you truly make an informed decision? Would you not be basing your choice, vote, decision, etc. solely on one side? If I listen to group 1 and obtain my information about group 2, from group 1, am I educating myself and making an informed decision? Do you know for a fact that none of the Mercy homes ever said this or that? Can you say for a fact that the people who have had bad experiences at or with Mercy Ministries are not telling the truth or are stretching the truth? If you did not have the same experience as others, does that make that person a liar? Why would you say: “Please be very careful what you say about Mercy unless you know for a fact it is true. Mercy never says anything about working the program”? I believe my experiences are not a lie, I know individuals who have left Mercy Ministries over a span of 27 years. If I told you that Covenant Ministries is the original name of Mercy’s and you did not know it or had never heard it or could not find that on any Mercy Ministries of America information sites, would it make it a lie? If I’m not a Mercy supporter or say something negative about them, am I going against God’s will? Are you sure? Are you sure because you have heard it or because it would not be God’s will for your life?
      Be careful with yourself and what you let yourself believe to be truth.

      March 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

  5. Mariah Murray

    Well the bottom line is that my life has been completely transformed and my hope has been restored, and I owe it all to God and Mercy Ministries.

    March 28, 2011 at 3:48 am

    • C

      “Well the bottom line is that my life has been completely transformed and my hope has been restored, and I owe it all to God and Mercy Ministries.”

      It’s really sick when girls repeat exact phrases. Mercy’s main line is “Lives transformed, Hope restored”. I feel so bad for this girl. She is a pure victim of brainwashing. It’s going to be really hard when she realizes the lies. She’s going to blame herself. She’s going to think she’s a failure. I hope she realizes this isn’t the case.

      June 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      • Maria


        October 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    • ” My life has been completely transformed and my hope has been restored” sounds like something from a Mercy press release.

      If your life has been transformed then you owe it to yourself and the fact you were removed from your life for a long period of time. It’s pretty much certain your life is going to be different afterwards.

      June 24, 2011 at 12:11 am

  6. That some people claim something is successful is not an accurate measure of whether it is dangerous or not.

    Mariah said “In a way if I turned my back on Mercy, I would turn my back on God”

    Creating a culture that encourages this belief is one of the key methods used by cults around the world: to encourage members to believe that without the group they lose the favour of god.

    Mercy have been peddling this myth for decades and it is a prime example of Mercy’s power to indoctrinate. I have heard this said by many, many former Mercy residents.

    Most of those who’ve said this before have been those who have struggled to come to terms with Mercy’s negative impact on their life. The fact you’ve just seen it said by someone who SUPPORTS Mercy shows how deeply this fallacy has infiltrated the culture of Mercy Ministries.

    April 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm

  7. This is really sad. The talking of it being “free will”. Mind control isn’t free will, it just looks like it. In a few years she’ll realize Mercy didn’t save her. When that time comes, know that others are out there, fighting with you.

    May 17, 2011 at 7:20 pm

  8. Janice

    Hey Mercy is a place for young girls to learn how to apply the bible to there lives. Its a place to thought poured TRUTH and LIFE into me. Mercy Ministries LOVED me back to the Lord.

    So to say all of that. All of us at Mercy Ministries graduates and staff would be more than happy to share the Lord with you.

    God bless

    June 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    • I don’t think any of the many, many people who’s lives have been ruined by Mercy Ministries will be queuing up to take lessons in the Lord from former residents given Mercy Ministries has a twisted, distorted view of the world.

      June 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

  9. Hi Mariah.

    I know this is discussion is old but I hope that you come across my comment some time in the near future.

    Firstly, I want to give you a bit of a disclaimer. I am a graduate of Mercy Ministries in Sydney where I spent 12 months. And by God’s grace, I remain a devout Christian who, at the other side of a faith crisis, still loves God….or loves Him again. I am telling you this so that you may have an open mind to what I am about to say, because many people who think Mercy is the “ants pants” think that anyone who says anything critical about the program or the staff are bitter, against God, etc etc. Black and white. “Four legs good, two legs bad”. Similar to what one might experience in the program should they voice criticism or concern.

    A healthy Christian or Christian organisation can hear criticism about themselves with an open mind and take it on board and take it to God to help them make changes where due. This is one aspect of being open and accountable, and humble before God. A Christian in a position of authority is still a sinner in need of grace like any one else. They are not elevated morally, therefore they are still required to be accountable and transparent and should welcome such requirements by anyone it concerns.

    I don’t know you personally, but if i could guess, I get the impression you are “pure in heart” and one who truly seeks the truth. Whilst you argue your view here, I do not get the impression that you have your fingers in your ears trying not to let anything in that conflicts with your own view.

    What you wrote here reminds me very much of me when i was in the program and for a couple of years after I left. The biggest issue I had was that the power I give God in my life was somehow hijacked by MM staff. Their words are God’s words. Their decisions for me are God’s decisions. Their will is God’s will and their punishment and abandonment is from God. They are the anointed staff, placed over us by God, therefore they speak and act for God. Things like being told I have a certain attitude or motive, and that being passed as “discernment”. But if I said the same thing to them, that would result in me being labelled as say ‘in rebellion”. Staff saying that MM is the only and last chance for healing, and if you choose to leave or get kicked out then you’ve blown it. That is simply untrue, which you have agreed on above. They are not the only program that incorporates God or Christianity. And some of the Christian principles the program is based on are questionable.

    Like No Mercy, one statement in your comments above concerns me deeply:

    “In a way if I turned my back on Mercy, I would turn my back on God”.

    If you do read this, I am curious to know what you mean by “turn my back on Mercy”. Does this mean that breathing a word or feeling that is less than 100% praising of MM and staff conduct is going against them? Please define what you mean by this term. The other question I have is, if you equate turning your back on Mercy to turning your back on God, do you therefore equate Mercy with God? If so, is this because they are a Christian organisation or that you perceive them to be an accurate representation of God?

    You also said:

    “If Mercy is in the will of God, then why would you want to cut ties with it? If Mercy is helping women realize that they are valuable, then why would you want to say anything negative about them?”

    You said in your comments that no one is in the perfect will of God but even so He does not turn His back on us. Do you believe Mercy to be in the perfect will of God? In your mind, do you believe it is possible that Mercy may be partially in the will of God, and partially not? In this case, do you think it fair then to give weight to both? I am quite vocal about what i believe to be serious issues at Mercy that impact on and damage many girls. This is documented in the various stories on this website, and true of my own experiences and observations. But I can also acknowledge good aspects of the program and staff.

    In regards to the second statement…going by some personal accounts (almost all solicited by MM in their promotional material) girls testify that MM helped them realise their value. Other stories, which you will find on this website and various media articles and blogs, testify otherwise. It coudl then be said that MM helps SOME women realise their value. Why would I want to say anything negative about them? I do not say negative things about MM for the sake of it. I state my experiences, which often do not paint them in a favourable light, and i do this because it is true and girls need to know the balanced truth when making a decision abotu whether to apply or if they are needing to know that they aren’t the only one.

    I encourage you to seek the WHOLE truth, the good the bad and the ugly.

    Sarah of the Collage

    June 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    • Very well put Sarah. Herein lies the problem. Mercy grads feel they have to defend Mercy to the core and that’s because they think any attack on Mercy must be from the devil.

      June 24, 2011 at 12:07 am

      • dissociatedsoul

        i know this is an older thread, but i’d just like to say that i’m actually a mercy graduate and it took a while before i even realized some of the damages done by the way things were done there. i’m still battling some of the affects on my life as i continue to heal from past issues in my life. i’m not saying that there aren’t people who have had good experiences there…i can’t speak for that since i can only speak for my own experiential knowledge, but what i can say is that it’s not just people who left the program or who have given up on christianity who have issues with it. no program is perfect, but the widespread issues that have been shared by many who have lived at mercy homes (regardless of where they are located) deserves to be heard. like sarah put so well, the whole truth means the good the bad and the ugly and if you’re missing some of those ingredients you can be pretty sure that you’re getting a skewed view.

        July 23, 2011 at 3:09 am

      • Russ

        My daughter was at Mercy Ministries in Lincoln, CA for over a year, and the girl (Mariah Murray) posting on here quite possibly knows her. She has cut off all contact with us (her family) because one (or more) of the therapists there has convinced her that she has “recovered memories” of sexual abuse by me…her father. About a month after she got there, we got a call from her therapist saying she was having recovered memories about being abused, not by me, but by some school kids. A couple of months later, she got a new therapist and with this new therapist she came to believe through this bogus “recovered memory therapy” that it was me, her father.
        I have read many stories online about how lives have been ruined by what is called “false memory syndrome, and I don’t want my daughter to be one of them. It is very disappointing and heartbreaking that this “recovered memory therapy” practiced at Mercy Ministries has destroyed the relationship our family has with our daughter, and those responsible will have to answer to God for this grievious sin. Our family can only pray that someday our daughter will come to realize what is real and what is not.

        December 19, 2011 at 11:02 pm

  10. I was at Mercy for 4 months.. I went there for an eating disorder, self harm and abuse issues from my past. My counselor told me over and over again that obesity was a sin. Some of the staff there were verbally abusive. One day at church I walked away from the group and two staff members held me down in the parking lot threatening to call the police on me.

    July 13, 2011 at 2:00 am

  11. jamie

    i am a grad of mercy and i don’t feel any of what your saying. (Mercy grads feel they have to defend Mercy to the core and that’s because they think any attack on Mercy must be from the devil.) mercy is the thing god used to bring healing to me and yes i have respect for them but i do know that god is my healer he is my savior but i will also say if you yourself have never been apart of it then why do you pass judgment that’s not our job in any case if you feel there doing wrong then pray for them bless them ask god to show them what they need to do cause none of this is helping anything its just causing division amongst people and that’s the last thing we all need there is enough of that as it is

    August 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    • Mercy grads feel they have to defend Mercy to the core and that’s because they think any attack on Mercy must be from the devil because this is what they are taught to believe. This is a falsehood.

      The sheer weight of accounts of lives being ruined makes this an issue that will never go away. It’s got nothing to do with passing judgement. The truth makes itself known.

      February 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    • Jamie, thank you for your comment. I respect your opinion and you are entitled to it. Unfortunately your experience is not mirrored by everyone. This website serves as a place for people to share their stories; others can then make up their own minds about Mercy Ministries. We do this because unfortunately Mercy do not tell people both sides of the story; they lead people to think they can solve any problem.

      June 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm

  12. Russ

    We sent our daughter to Mercy Ministries in Lincoln CA last year for treatment of her eating disorder. We have lost our daughter because of the therapists at Mercy Ministries…she has cut off all contact with her family because her therapist practiced “recovered memory therapy” and now because of this discredited therapy believes that she had been sexually abused by her father, which is a complete falsehood.
    I wish we had never allowed her to go there, we sent her there in hopes that she could recover from her eating disorder…instead we have lost our daughter. It is criminal what these people have done to my daughter and to my family, and I’m willing to bet there are many others due to bad therapy.

    December 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    • Russ, What Mercy Ministries does certainly should be criminal! Unfortunately there is little protection under the law. The issue comes when the law is required to make a judgment on the effectiveness of “religious treatment”. Governments wish to stay well clear of this topic and this leaves a huge gulf where there are no laws to protect the vulnerable. You’d never experience Mercy Ministries style of treatment in a hospital but because they are a religious group they often fall outside of the law.

      If we are to protect the vulnerable from these dangers something has to change.

      February 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      • Colleen

        What Mercy does is help people. Numerous people. Honestly, I do realize what you are saying and how it could look like a cult from the outside world. It really isn’t though. They don’t push. Everything is on your own time. So I get it, I really do. But if you have never been yourself you wouldn’t actually know and have no proof. I am not taking any sides. However I had a wonderful experience with mercy, and keep i contact with many other girls who also did. Also, I am just warning you to be careful with what you say. You honestly sound sick and everything you say makes you sound immature.

        November 4, 2013 at 1:15 am

  13. Julie

    I have a daughter who is at MM right now. She grew up in a good Christian home. Now she believes she is a “victim”. My husband and I are “trigger points”. She refuses to have anything to do with us! Is this Christian love???

    December 31, 2011 at 4:45 am

    • Julie, Thanks for sharing this with us all. I’m hearing this time and time again and it is my biggest worry about Mercy Ministries.

      I really hope that in time your daughter realises that Mercy Ministries is the problem and not you, her loving mother.

      My thoughts are with you.

      February 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    • .s.

      same here .. exactly the same.

      March 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm

  14. Mariah Murray

    Hey everyone, it’s been a while since I have last posted anything on this site. I graduated from Mercy a year ago and I am more happy then I could have ever imagined. I am attending a Christian college and am soon to be engaged to an amazing man who loves God. I am growing closer to God every day and love my life. It grieves me deeply to hear about how your own children view you as the predator or as a trigger. I can’t imagine how hard that must be for you, it makes me cry just thinking about it. I can’t tell you why your daughters are claiming this, but this may be a possibility. Don’t quote me on this, especially if you plan on taking it out of context. A lot of times when I was at Mercy I wanted to feel sorry for myself but Mercy wouldn’t allow me to. So to justify not moving on and not doing what it took to find healing, I looked for other things or circumstances that would keep someone else from moving on, even if it’s not true. By no means am I saying this happened to your daughters, I don’t even know if I know them. Please don’t give up on them. Learning to push past the person you are to become the person you want to be is extremely difficult. I don’t have time to address each of everyone’s concern tonight but I will shortly.

    February 14, 2012 at 3:48 am

    • .w.

      Mariah, you know my daughter from the Lincoln MM home and I met you on two occasions. Our daughter has rejected her father and I, alleging horrid things that aren’t true. She wants nothing to do with us. False memories. We love our daughter so deeply and are absolutely crushed by how the “therapy” changed her completely. Before she went to MM she said she didn’t have stories like the other girls. Well, seems like big stories were made up thanks to her therapist. MM has ruined our lives. We once supported them in word and money. No longer. Righteous anger has replaced our support. We are part of a growing group of parents directly affected by false memory syndrome by MM.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

  15. Russ

    I recently just heard from a woman whose daughter (much like mine) cut off contact with her family without explanation (which we later found out by accident were due to her having false memories of sexual abuse), and what’s interesting is this woman’s daughter was actually roommates during her time there with mine (we found this out by the roommate that was there before her, she informed me that this woman’s daughter was her replacement. At least at the Lincoln, CA home, these are not isolated cases. She has no idea where her daughter is, but at least we know where ours is and she recently did finally contact us in the form of a letter. I believe that Satan is trying to destroy families, girls are being deceived into believing horrific things happened to them at the hands of their fathers….but it’s not going to work because ultimately God will overcome Satan’s lies and deceptions every time eventually, and these girls and their families will be restored to healing. The truth will come out about Mercy for everyone to see, it will all come out, in this day and age of the internet word gets around and it’s just a matter of time. It’s just so sad and heartbreaking that these girls and their families have to go through such needless pain and anguish, and their lives are turned upside down. When they realize the truth these girls are not going to ever feel the same way about Mercy, nor should they.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:35 am

    • .s.

      Russ .. My husband and I are experiencing the same thing and I’m agreeing in prayer with you.

      March 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm

  16. Martha E

    Mercy absolutely saved and changed my life! Healing is available for all those who will choose it! Mercy is a hard program to complete but it is more than worth it!!!

    June 14, 2012 at 12:34 am

    • Martha, you changed your life not Mercy.

      I’m glad you’re OK after Mercy Ministries. Many, many people are not though.

      June 14, 2012 at 7:59 am

  17. Julie

    Could we get some details about this saved and changed life? This statement “saved and changed my life” is so right out of the brainwashed cultish statements that we find on the marketing “success stories” from the Mercy website. If we follow up on the personal lives of these “mercy girls” , as they call themselves, we find their testimonies are lies piled higher and deeper, lies these poor girls believe themselves!

    June 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

  18. sarah

    wow how can some belong to free mercy

    July 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm

  19. sarah

    is it spiritual or how? advice i need i heard the dont have problem with money s this true

    July 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm

  20. David

    I want to start off by saying that I have never had anything to do with Mercy. I am a male, husband, father, brother and son. I don’t qualify to be in the program to begin with. I am not at all associated with the institution, but I am sure that some of you will think I am after you read my comment (especially you “thetruthaboutmercy” since you take issue with anything but negativity about MM).

    I was 16 years old and I was on the fast track to either death or prison. I had hurt more people that I cared about than most grown adults that I know today. The only thing that helped me was to be put in a facility in a remote location that was isolated from the rest of civilization. This was not a facility with any ties to christianity. This was a non profit facility for children and teens. If I had not gone to this facility and applied myself to the work they laid before me, I would be dead I am sure. It has been more than ten years since I graduated the program and have a large family and a successful career.

    Some people need to be away from the world in order to heal from the wounds that the world has inflicted on them. I never would have gotten any better if I had not been removed from society. I had a room with a roommate and we had groups all day. It was structured and peaceful most of the time. I was given a treatment plan and the rest was up to me. I decided that I didn’t want to live my life in pain anymore and I figured out what was causing me to behave and think the way that I was and I was able to cope with it and learn how to live life as a productive member of society.

    To try and support the idea that MM is a cult because it removes it’s patients from society is absolutely asinine. Pretty much all the inpatient healing facilities in the world remove the patient from society. When someone decides to commit themselves into a facility they know where it is and have at least a small idea of what they are headed into. Wether it is a christian facility or a non christian facility.

    To try and support the idea that MM is a cult due to it’s enforcement of a treatment plan, curriculum, guidelines or whatever they have laid out for their patients is also asinine. All treatment facilities have a curriculum that they subscribe to. All of them. From group homes to rehab centers.

    Do you all really think that every case is going to be all unicorns and rainbows? Do you think that every person that admits themselves to MM is going to graduate? Do you think that everyone that signs up for this program is a fit for it? If you do, your not being realistic or fair. I was in a facility for almost two years. The program worked wonders for me. In that two years that I was there I saw many people leave without graduating and failing the program. This was due to the person not following the facility rules or guidelines. It was also due to their refusal to do their treatment work. Do you expect a facility to keep someone there that doesn’t want to be there when there are others trying to get in to get help? No. It’s not personal. It’s just how things work. Not every program is right for every person. It’s a fact.

    While I feel for the people on this forum that have voiced their negative experiences, I also know that I do not know the whole story of these people. If you take a stranger’s word as gold, who is the fool?

    more to come.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:44 am

    • anna

      Hi David,

      You obviously put a good deal of thought into your comment. I’m thankful that there are people who are not associated with Mercy (regardless of whether they consider that association positive or negative) who are willing to join the conversation. You make an excellent point when you say that most inpatient and residential treatment centers have some degree of isolation from the outside world. Like you experienced and have shared, this often allows for a good deal of work on life issues to be completed if the client is willing to do so. Part of the benefit of a good inpatient/residential treatment center is that there is a 24/7 supportive therapeutic environment allowing for intensive treatment that cannot often be accomplished with a great deal of outside life going on.

      So, I don’t disagree at all with these points, however, I’m not sure if you’re aware that Mercy Ministries is not an inpatient treatment center nor a residential treatment center nor any kind of mental health facility or treatment center. The 24/7 supportive therapeutic environment is not present, there is no oversight by qualified, ethical mental health professionals, and none of the women and girls living at mercy ministries are actually patients or even clients. There is a power dynamic that exists that denies these participants from the informed rights, consents, and confidentiality, as well as gross ethical issues that exist when Mercy Ministries perpetuates the idea that they are qualified to provide any sort of treatment. There are no treatment plans nor is there any actual psychological counseling. Instead mercy ministries breeds a sort of psychological and spiritual dependence as a result of (unintentional) manipulation resulting from lack of training and experience of those administering the program and/or working for the program.

      I love that you shared that part of what was so healing for you was being away from “life” for lack of a better word and that you were participating in groups all day long. I too have had the opportunity to participate in that kind of intensive healing community, and I too found that being away from life and having intensive focus on recovery and life issues with a strong supportive environment literally saved my life. I must add however, that this was not what I experienced at Mercy Ministries, but rather at real licensed inpatient and residential treatment centers equipped with experienced and qualified professionals. The isolation aspect of Mercy Ministries, as you’ve pointed out, is not what makes some individuals question whether Mercy Ministries qualifies as a cult. I personally don’t think that anything is that black and white, but in this case it’s the motivation behind the isolation and how the isolation is used against the people in the program rather than to help them.

      Likewise, it is not the curriculum or rules and guidelines of the program that people have a problem with at Mercy Ministries, because as you’ve said, no program is a good fit for everyone. Some of the issues with the curriculum and the rules/guidelines have to do with how Mercy Ministries represents themselves as equipped and qualified to deal with psychological disorders, their claims to offer treatment, psychological counseling, and care, and their internal belief that if Mercy Ministries is not a good fit for you (which as you’ve said is true of ANY program) that there is something wrong with you, that you will never get better, and that you have turned your back on your faith rather than simply acknowledging what it is that they do (and do not) provide and offer and allowing space for the possibility that this is not necessarily what everyone needs.

      And just so that you know where I’m coming from, I graduated from Mercy Ministries many years ago. I have spent a good deal of time throughout my continued healing process sorting out the messages that I received there that were extremely detrimental to my recovery. I have also seen the lessons that I learned during that time. I’ve sorted through the experiences that I had there and chosen not to label the entire thing as all good or all bad, but rather to accept that there was (as there is in all of life) both good and not so good that came out of my time there.

      Again, I would just like to say that I really appreciate your being willing to join in the conversation even though you don’t have any actual ties to Mercy. Thanks for sharing and being interested here.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:32 am

      • McKinley

        It actually is called a residential treatment center. There are treatment plans, and any form of counseling is psychological. You should probably figure out whats truth before you say it.

        November 4, 2013 at 1:30 am

      • anna

        Wow…so this thread was old when I first responded to it, but here it is 2 years later. For what it’s worth, Mercy Ministries (Mercy Multiplied) is NOT a residential treatment center. They are now very careful (and becoming even more careful) to describe themselves as a “residential program”. Residential treatment centers are a specific title for a delineated level of care and have regulations that they must abide by and certifications that MM does not. Therefore, they are not a residential treatment center in the formal sense. Are they referred to as such? And did they refer to themselves as such previously? Yes and yes, but it is not correct.
        They may have informal “treatment plans” however these are not official or formal (and in all of the cases I’ve seen been unable to be produced when asked). Formal treatment planning has ethical and legal regulations and requirements. Regardless of what Mercy calls anything in their records, they do not have formal treatment plans.
        As for all counseling being psychological, no this is not correct. There are numerous behavioral counseling methods and programs as well as pastoral, pray ministry, and other layperson counseling that does not have anything to do with formal psychology. Mercy does not use require their staff to be licensed and certified for the role of “counselor” they are not even required to have any formal training in psychology. Thus, while in the vernacular it is true that all counseling is psychological in that sense it is also fair to say that all of life is psychological, insomuch as the psychological is present, impacting, and being impacted by life regardless of activity. But no, Mercy does not offer any formal psychological counseling. They didn’t 2 years ago. They still don’t. They never have.
        And frankly, I find it disappointing that you feel the need to resort arguing ad hominem and prefer to keep discussions away from personal attacks.

        December 26, 2015 at 6:20 pm

  21. David

    Another point here, that no one I believe has even mentioned, is this: The women that are going to MM are not exactly sound of mind and emotions. Seriously. A lot of the comments and articles I have read mention women with eating disorders that have gone to MM. Do you really think these women are emotionally stable? Eating disorders come hand in hand with personality disorders. Disorders like: Multiple personalities, bipolar, borderline, etc, etc. These disorders are very dangerous and wreak havoc on people’s lives. I was married to someone with borderline personality disorder and I can tell you first hand that it is a serious mental condition. People with personality disorders like the ones that I mentioned thrive off of instability and drama. They ruin their own lives and place the blame on others. They fabricate stories so they don’t have to own their behavior.

    Here is an idea, lets make a website and strike up an online community to attempt to take down a not for profit organization that is attempting to help people in their own way (albeit different that mainstream practice) because the mentally unstable patients are complaining about it. Let’s strike down this “cult” that is nothing like a cult because not everyone that goes there is cured. Let’s stretch the truth about what an already stretched person has said about it. Let’s take the word of people, that we don’t know and are obviously dysfunctional in their family life, as gospel and believe that they haven’t abused their children. Look, I am not saying that you folks abused your children. All I am saying is that we have no way of knowing for sure and in the long run it really doesn’t make any sense at all to believe what some person says on the internet. My name is Chuck Norris and my beard isn’t talking to me anymore… Get the picture.

    I think it is funny that the people that are saying positive things about MM are either mislead or wrong or brainwashed. It seems like you all cannot believe that this facility hasn’t helped a single soul on this planet since it started up.

    So, go on believing every single word that you read from people with severe disorders and diagnosis’s that you have no idea about. Go ahead and be lead by the blind and the unstable. Bend the truth (or the lies told by mentally ill people) to fit into your website and community, but know this you look like you’re starting to become the thing that you claim to be against.


    August 31, 2012 at 2:05 am

    • anna



      It is true that women (myself included) who enter Mercy Ministries are in distress and crisis and struggling with serious mental disorders including eating disorders. However, to date there is not any consistent correlation between eating disorders and personality disorders. Also, dissociative identity disorder (the actual term for what is often miscalled multiple personalities) is not a personality disorder at all. You are correct that such disorders however are serious mental disorders that require careful treatment. Eating disorders account for the highest numbers of mortality of any mental illness. In your first paragraph, I read a lot of “they” statements referring to those who have such psychological disorders. I’m not sure that it’s your place to be sharing what other people are like and what their motivations and intentions are. I’m sorry that your experience with someone struggling with mental illness has been so hurtful and difficult for you. I often think of the untold pain of those who have been affected by my struggles through the years.

      I can’t speak for the website or even the online community since I am but one individual, however, I am not advocating taking down a not for profit organization that is attempting to help people. I am, however, advocating for qualified, professional treatment for those who in your own words have serious mental conditions. And, you’re absolutely right to say that there is no way of knowing whether the information that is here or anywhere else on the internet is true. I think that we would all be quite wise to remember that the anonymity of the internet offers difficult questions with respect to veracity.

      Again, I can’t speak for others, however, I believe that Mercy Ministries must definitely has helped some people. I’m also quite firm in my insistence that no one at Mercy Ministries has harmful motivations, however, as you have pointed out people who are struggling with life crises and psychological disorders are often less stable and without the resources that are available to others. This is part of the reason that there are regulations and licensing with special regards to providing ethical treatment to these individuals…they are considered a special population requiring special protection. However, this does not extend to Mercy Ministries since they are not in any way a treatment facility or professional psychological services organization. The special protections that you’ve so clearly recognized that are needed for people with such struggles are not afforded to those at Mercy Ministries because they are not clients or patients and they do not have treatment plans or access to any other sort of ethically sound mental health services.

      In regard to your final paragraph, I’d like to say that I, myself, am not believing every word that I read, and that when you assume that I am or assume that I don’t have any idea about severe disorders or diagnoses, I feel misunderstood and unheard. I’m not going to say that I understand all of these things, but I will allow my words and your words to speak for themselves, since my comments are by your definition from someone who is emotionally unstable and thriving on instability and drama. I will leave it to the readers to make their own judgments concerning my mental and emotional stability as well as the level of calmness, confidence, and my level of understanding of the issues at hand.

      Your final sentence strikes me as universally true. It has been shown in history over and over again as the extremes of various human causes and beliefs have come into and out of power that often times those who are set in a defensive stance against someone else will eventually escalate the polarity until both sides are ridiculously extreme and even absurd. These are wise words that I will remember in order to check myself when I become defensive and at risk for becoming the same as that I am fighting against.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:04 am

  22. David


    I appreciate your comments on my posts. Although I have spent many years of my life in the psychology field, I do not claim to be an expert. I have actually moved on to another career path. I stopped working for residential treatment centers after about five years because I did not believe that I was helping anyone and that the treatment centers were not helping anyone either. I have left it all behind. I confess that I do not know everything about MM and stumbled upon it’s website while looking for help for my friend. This forum and others have made me weary of MM and will probably recommend another facility due to it not actually being a licensed treatment facility. I appreciate the information that you provided in your posts as it was not extreme like many of the posts on this forum. I didn’t mean to make such a blanket statement and apologize to you for any offense that I may have caused.

    September 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm

  23. Heartily Greetings to you in the name of the our Lord Jesus Christ, It’s my privilege to send a small letter to you. Our Lord is so faithful to me and my ministry by the leading of the Holy Spirit. I would like to share my small ministry among the “Unreached People Groups” and “Orphans” and “Street Children” and “Widows”.

    I feel it is a great privilege to introduce myself to you. I am Pastor Samuel Raju, Doing gospel work in Pithapuram, a Central Town for more than 70 “Rural” and “Coastal Villages”. Our town spreads over the East-Coast line of Andhra Pradesh, India. I have been blessed with 5 Children (4 Daughters and 1 Son). I came from a very “poor family” background and my parents are “illiterates” and anchored in superstitions and “idol-worshiping”. When I was 10 years old in 1978, I fell ill suddenly with jaundice(Hepatitis-B) that I suffered with it severely. For the sake of my healing, That time one Pastor came to my home and told about Jesus Christ. Then my family members believed and accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and took Baptism. When I was healed by the power of the blood of Jesus Christ, My parents dedicated me for the Lord’s work. As I grew older, I came to know the story of how Jesus Christ healed me, Then I realized the God’s call and responded to it and started doing his work through “GRACE MINISTRIES”, Targeting to “Reach the Unreached” Villages with the Gospel as our main “Goal”.

    Especially the Lord has given me “Vision and Mission” to reach the “Wound and Hurted” Children in India, God has given compassion to rescue “Orphans and Street Children” in my Area. Many of this Orphans and Streets Children are under the bonday of slavey, Many of them are abandoned by their parents, relatives because of poverty, Aids, and plight of the society. We find 25 (15 girls and 10 boys) of this Children on streets and public places like Railway stations and near the Dustbin areas on other hand the rampant of rag pickers is very high, Many kids because rag pickers to fill their belly, Because of lack of care kids falls into bonded labor. Child labor is very big issue in this Area.

    I moved with compassion towards this kids, I break my heart when I saw the tears, pain and desperateness of this kids. I feel the kids desperately looking for Love and Someone to take care of them and Someone to show compassion and “Sense of Love” or “Motherly and Fatherly” towards them.

    With much “Prayer and Leading” of the God we started small “Orphanage” consist 25 of the small orphanage is running in “Rented House” through the help of generous gift of our congregation. God is faithful in helping us to take care of kids, We are so happy to bring “Joy and Hope” in the faces and deep heart, They counted experience the “Godly Love” through our service. We are so happy for that.

    Once again Thank you for reading our mail. If you have time kindly uphold this prayer requests in your daily prayer.

    1). Kindly pray for the million of orphans and street kids, the Lord will show Compassion and Love towards them.

    2). Kindly pray the Lord provide food for the starving kids.

    3). Kindly pray the Lord will help us and provide resources to help this kids.

    4). Since a small orphanage, There are few orphans wanted help. Kindly pray the Lord will open door for this.

    5). Kindly pray the Lord will bring people to “Partnership With Us” to reach the orphans and street children.

    6). Kindly pray the Lord for 25 helpless and old aged widows home, Their shelter, cloth, food and daily needs.

    7). Kindly pray the Lord for our ministry activities of church planting, church constructions, door to door evangelism, tribal evangelism, Medical camps, our ministry 25 Pastors needs, and our Prayer Team.

    If the Lord is leading you kindly pray for us. I would like to request to send your prayer request to us also we have a “Prayer Team” to pray for you and your family. Thank you for your “Love and Prayers” for us. We will continue to pray for you and your ministry. We looking forward to hear from you soonly.

    THANKING YOU With Love and Prayer,
    Pastor Samuel Raju.

    January 9, 2013 at 11:13 am

  24. Ugwoke thankgod

    I want to be a member

    August 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm

  25. G.l.Gilland

    I suppose MM should be shut down as it does no good ?

    September 12, 2013 at 1:04 am

  26. gec

    Look here you piece of trash (the one writing shit about mercy) obesely you have never dealt with adversity in your life. I can’t speak for everyone who has been through the program but i know form my experience that they were the only people in my life ever who loved me so unconditionally. They wanted the very best for me and I only ever got the very best of everything. Don’t you dare stand on the side line and stipulate and talk trash about matters you know nothing about. If it wasn’t for the people of mercy I would be dead now and without hope. They changed my life and my world and they set me up with a future ensuring that I was set up for life. Go and find a life other then bitching about matters you know nothing about…..

    September 22, 2013 at 5:06 am

    • McKinley

      Thank you.

      November 4, 2013 at 1:27 am

    • sherry

      the author of this article actually graduated from mercy ministries. it’s always a good idea to be fully informed rather than spout your ignorance in such a ridiculous way.

      June 24, 2015 at 5:11 pm

  27. Rebecca

    i am intersted in going to a mercy home. i was told about these stories. i feel broken up and confused inside cos i feel like there i s no hope. i really need help. anyone have other options?

    October 6, 2013 at 6:20 am

    • McKinley

      It is completely up to you. I for one, had a great experience with Mercy and I can answer any questions you may have. I would not listen to anyone on here. If you need help, please get it now before it is too late. Do not forget how worthy you are of freedom and love!

      November 4, 2013 at 1:26 am

  28. vincent okari

    How are you? Im very much happy and joyful to make

    this communication to you my dear fellow brethren ,

    to share with you about Christ work.

    I’m saved and born again Christian Jesus Christ is

    My savior. I love Christ work since He directed me

    to do it. I have spent my life in a very poor society

    the society that is in poverty zones even it can’t

    reach to get bibles and even food to eat.

    I have tried to assist the society am in. My God

    Has enabled me to fundraise for church building

    That is ongoing, hoping it will be finished.

    I tried to convince the community to partake in

    Contributing where they can.

    I had intention of having home care for orphans

    And needy street kids. First I tried to fed in a month

    Where I managed to feed 150 street kids and orphans

    This encouraged me to have a home care, to care this

    Orphans and needy street kids.

    My dear friend I write this to you, knowing that it is God

    Will, that this has happened, if it could NOT be GOD I

    Could not either tempted to write to you. Hopeful that

    You will be with us in prayers, in financial support, mentally

    And physical engagement….waiting your response kindly





    May 6, 2014 at 9:20 am

  29. I want to be come of freemercy

    January 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm

  30. Jennifer

    I have a niece in New Zealand who is in extreme need of your help! I live in the states and can only encourage her by phone. She is in extreme depression and cuts herself. She told me about your organization , so I’d like to know what qualifies her to get help from you?
    She is only 15 yrs. old. She says ,’ she has to be 16 yrs old to get in? ‘ Do you make exceptions?

    June 27, 2016 at 11:14 pm

  31. Fast forward years now.

    There is a support group on Facebook for those who are traumatized by Mercy Multiplied/ ministries.

    Graduated or not, we have both ends in the group

    We have 79/80 members

    You tell me, is this a problem? These are the brave young women who have stepped up and wanted there voice heard.

    You are not alone.

    Don’t be ashamed of what has happened.

    Mercy survivors fb

    June 19, 2017 at 6:21 am

  32. Hallod



    March 17, 2018 at 7:01 am

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