Recently, Divine Magazine sat down to interview Nancy Alcorn. Nancy Alcorn is the Founder and President of Mercy Ministries. Nancy Alcorn is also a popular conference speaker and the author of several books such as Echoes of Mercy by Nancy Alcorn and Mercy Moves Mountains by Nancy Alcorn. Here is the conclusion of Divine Magazine’s discussion with Nancy Alcorn about the future of Mercy Ministries.
Divine: What other projects can we expect from Nancy Alcorn in the future?
Nancy Alcorn: We have land for future homes in Charlotte, North Carolina and Santa Rosa, Florida. Opening new facilities allows us to be able to help more girls. We consistently average over 700 girls on our waiting list in the U.S. at any given time and we want to see more girls come off that list and get the help they so desperately need.
Divine: If someone would like to hear you speak where can they find Nancy Alcorn?
Nancy Alcorn: I will continue traveling and speaking at churches and conferences around the world, sharing the heart and vision of Mercy Ministries. A list of my upcoming speaking engagements can be found by going to www.mercyministries.com and clicking on “Nancy Alcorn’s schedule.”
Divine: What do you have available for those who can’t come hear you speak?
Nancy Alcorn: Several of my teachings are recorded and made available at our website. Some examples already available are “Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment” by Nancy Alcorn, “Experiencing True Freedom” by Nancy Alcorn and “Be the Change” by Nancy Alcorn.
Divine: Are there opportunities to hear from girls who graduated from Mercy Ministries?
Nancy Alcorn: We recently started an ambassador program. Many of our graduates have become “ambassadors” for Mercy and share their stories in their own communities.
Divine: What role does Nancy Alcorn play with the international locations?
Nancy Alcorn: I am basically a global ambassador for Mercy Ministries. My role is to impart, inspire, encourage, and equip.
Divine: How often do you visit the international locations?
Nancy Alcorn: As the founder of the ministry, I travel to all the nations where we operate homes anywhere from 2-4 times a year.
Divine: Are those facilities structured like those in the U.S.?
Nancy Alcorn: All of the Mercy Ministries’ homes operate the same way in general, but there are times that we will make allowances for cultural differences; however, the essence of the program is the same.
Divine: What advice do you have for people that are just beginning a ministry?
Nancy Alcorn: Whatever you do, make sure that you know that you know that you know that you’re called by God to whatever it is that you are starting. If that’s not settled in your heart, then you won’t have the faith you need to overcome in the difficult times.
Divine: What could you share with them about pressing through hard times?
Nancy Alcorn: Remember your calling. God has equipped you to do what He has called you to do. When I go through hard times, I always go back to the scripture that says His strength is made perfect in my weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
To read the full story of how and why Nancy Alcorn started Mercy Ministries, go to the online store at www.mercyministries.com and get your copy of Nancy Alcorn’s book, Echoes of Mercy. Also available at the online store are several audio teachings by Nancy Alcorn. To see where Nancy Alcorn will be speaking and her personal blog, go to www.nancyalcorn.com.