I really felt that due to some confusion over the last few months, I needed to write and put a few things on record regarding Mark's
and my involvement in Mercy Ministries
As of July 2007, Mark
and I ceased all involvement with Mercy Ministries
. As hard as it was, we knew it was the right choice for us and for our family. Since that time, due to a culmination of decisions completely outside of our control, Mercy Ministries has now unfortunately ceased to exist in Australia. And that is probably what brings us the most personal sadness of all.
I personally do not regret a moment of our Mercy journey. Mark
and I gave our best in time and resources to pioneer a place in Australia for girls needing a helping hand to overcome their personal challenges.
This is still much needed in our nation.
We will continue on every day with helping people, praising our God through it all.
Mark and I both feel, however, that it is important to publicly note that we have not been involved with Mercy Ministries in Australia or internationally at all since July 2007, and since then we should not have been represented as ambassadors for Mercy Ministries or in any of their marketing or public relations documents.
These are made by former directors Mark Zschech,Peter Irvine, Mark Caldwell, Stephen Crouch, Young Pil (Phil) Sohn, Darlene Zschech and Clark Pearson.
Mark Zschech - High profile Hillsong member, previous director of Mercy Ministries International, current director of Compassion Australia, close friend of Nancy Alcorn.
It was actually while we were at GMA that we heard about Mercy and we asked whether we could go and visit.
So we went, and Mark
and I met Nancy Alcorn in the foyer and it was as if we had known each other all our lives.
Actually, Mark is now heading up Mercy International.