Friday, March 26, 2010

Mercy Graduate Stops In for a Visit!

When Kara came to Mercy in February 2008, she was dealing with an unplanned pregnancy as well as the effects of a past filled with rejection and pain. While at Mercy, Kara surrendered her life to Christ and underwent an amazing transformation. Through much prayer and counseling, she decided to parent her son. After graduating from Mercy, Kara moved back to California with her newborn baby Elijah, ready to be a great mom and also pursue her dreams. I recently received this exciting update from Kara and wanted to share it with you.
Hi Nancy!

Well I did it! I graduated college last month as a clinical medical assistant (an Associates Degree) from Empire College in Santa Rosa, California. I'm certified in everything - Phlebotomy, EKG, Injections, CPR and First Aid, Front and Back Office Procedure, Vitals, everything you can possibly think of - its crazy! I graduated with president's honors for having a 3.86 GPA. Woo Hoo! All I know is I couldn't have done it with God and all the support from my friends and family.

God knows my heart, my dreams, and my desires. He has made me the woman I am today, and I continue to boast daily about the work he did in me at Mercy, and how far he's brought me as a child of God, as a mother, as a daughter, as a sister, and as a friend (and hopefully someday I can say as a wife too!)

Now my little boy Elijah and I am moving back to Orange County, CA to live with my parents while I search for a job and get on my feet. I'm praying for God's favor in this and in helping me find a great daycare/school for Elijah, and a place for us to live. Well, just wanted to update you, and thank you once again for everything. I love you love you love you!
Just yesterday, Kara was in Nashville and she came by the Nashville home to attend a graduation and say hello. It was so great to see Kara and Elijah – he is such a beautiful little boy! Here is a picture of us after graduation yesterday.

I am so proud of how far Kara has come and am excited to see all that God has in store for her!

Hope you have a great weekend!!


KelBel said...

What an awesome story of victory!! I hope to soon get into Mercy Ministries to see what God has planned for my life. Thank you Kara for giving me hope that God can restore my life too.