Divine Magazine recently had the opportunity 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 part two of the Divine interview with Nancy Alcorn:
Divine: So, Nancy Alcorn, thank you for taking the time to talk with us again. What is it like working with the young women that you help?
Nancy Alcorn: It’s very rewarding working with young women who are willing to deal with the issues in their lives and allow Jesus to be Lord of all. It’s exciting to reach them at a young age and help them overcome so that they can fulfill their destinies.
Divine: What lessons have you learned from those young ladies?
Nancy Alcorn: I’ve learned these three things: If I keep it real and tell them the truth, love them unconditionally, and treat them with respect, they will always respond to that.
Divine: How have you grown over the past few years since your ministry has started
Nancy Alcorn: There is a scripture in Proverbs that says we gain wisdom through God’s Word and through life experiences. I have definitely grown over the years as I have stayed in God’s Word and allowed my mind to be renewed and my faith to be built.
Divine: Has your faith grown through the years?
Nancy Alcorn: I can honestly say that the older I get and the longer I live, the more I realize the faithfulness of God regardless of the situation.
Divine: What advice do you have for young adults that are striving to find freedom from life’s bondages?
Nancy Alcorn: That apart from Christ there is no such thing as a changed life. Make it your focus to get to the root of the issues and know that only in Christ can you become more than a conqueror.
Divine: What is Nancy Alcorn’s favorite scripture?
Nancy Alcorn: My life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He shall direct your path.”
Divine: How does that apply to the girls at Mercy Ministries?
Nancy Alcorn: We want each girl to know that God is interested in her life. If she will take the time to seek Him and then allow Him to order her steps and direct her path, her life will be much better than she could ever imagine.
Divine: Why is it important for those facing life-controlling issues to find true freedom?
Nancy Alcorn: Because of what Jesus did at the cross, the price has already been paid for your freedom. It’s impossible to enjoy freedom in Christ if you’re still entangled in a yoke of bondage. True freedom is where peace and joy come from.
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. You can also find other books by Nancy Alcorn, such as Mercy Moves Mountains by Nancy Alcorn, and the Mercy For…Series by Nancy Alcorn. 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.