Rachel met the Blankenship Family in Rocky Mount, NC when she was 13 years old. Brother Blankenship preached a Revival at her church, and her family kept up with the Blankenship family over the years. Joining the team of MGGA in 2010, she has always had a passion for helping people. She will finish her Associates degree in Nursing from Pensacola State College in the Spring of 2017. She plans to obtain her RN License at that time as well. Certified in CPR/AED, and Crisis Prevention/Intervention. She is involved in continuing training and education at MGGA, including A.C.E. School of Tomorrow Curriculum Monitor.
Mauryah came to Marvelous Grace Girls Academy when she was 12 years old from Arizonia. Coming from a troubled past herself, she identifies with girls who come to MGGA. Girls who are enrolled here cannot say, "you don't know how it feels to leave your home and come to a ministry like this." Mauryah has experienced first hand the loving care and solid structure that MGGA provides for troubled girls. Prior to graduating High School from MGGA, she trusted Christ as her Saviour and, shortly after, she felt a strong call toward Missions. Now Graduated, she has desired to stay and give back to the Ministry that helped her during her struggling years. She is Certified in CPR/AED, and Crisis Prevention/Intervention . She is involved in continuing training and education at MGGA, including A.C.E. School of Tomorrow Curriculum Monitor.
Kelly is a native of New York. Graduating from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelors Degree in Missions and a Minor in Radio Broadcasting, she went to work for FBN Radio, New Port, NC in 2005. In 2012, Kelly joined our team, bringing with her many NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certifications. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, with a specialization in Corrrective Exercise. She also is Certified in CPR/AED, and Crisis Prevention/Intervention. She is involved in continuing training and education at MGGA, including A.C.E. School of Tomorrow Curriculum Monitor.
Starting her life in California, Elizabeth was adopted by her Aunt and Uncle in Texas. She came to Marvelous Grace Girls Academy as a troubled, out of control 15 year old. Her prior plans before coming to MGGA included suicide. On a Friday, she planned on running away from home, never to be heard from until her funeral. God intervened in her life and guided her parents to MGGA. On this same Friday, her parents followed through with their plans, unaware of their daughter's plans, and drove her to MGGA.
Elizabeth graduated High School @ MGGA, and has earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education and Child Development from Timothy Bible College, TX. She is trained through the A.C.E., School of Tomorrow Curriculum as a Supervisor and is the School's Supervisor. Training includes CPR/AED, as well as Crisis Prevention/Intervention.
Kayla did not have a "good start" in life...but thanks to God, she now is alive and serving with the ministry that saved her life. Her sibling group was adopted by a good, solid family in Michigan, however, in this life, we learn that sometimes, love is not enough. Love is not enough to keep children from ill behavior and horrific actions. Diagnosed with RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder), she seemingly never bonded with her family in a full sense. She seemed to keep a distance from them that was not only heart aching for her family, but also very dangerous for herself.
When she was enrolled into Marvelous Grace Girls Academy, she thought that she would just "play the game" until she could get out of here. After several months of reading her Bible, hearing the preached Word of God, and singing with the girls in three part harmony, she quit passing the blame and fully accepted her responsibility for her actions. She submitted her life to Jesus Christ, and began growing quickly. Her adopted family had taught her work ethics, character, integrity, and religion, however, due to her outward and inward rebellion, she had not utilized any of it. Now as a Child of God, she is utilizing everything her family has taught her, multiplied with what she has learned here. This creates a winning combination of help, care, work, and love. She knows what a girl feels who is experiencing RAD, and she knows how to help her.
MGGA is truly blessed to have Kayla on our team. She is involved in ongoing training and education at MGGA.
Nancy hails from New York. She has been working for MGGA since 2013. She worked for another Children's Home prior, giving her 10 years total experience in working with troubled children. Nancy is one of our Counselors and our "go to" person concerning medical and dental. She schedules and takes the girls to appointments.
Nancy is Certified in CPR/AED, and Crisis Prevention/Intervention . She is working on her Associate Degree of Theology, Trained as A.C.E. Administrator, and is involved in ongoing training and education at MGGA.
Rebellion and Defiance among the youth of our Country are only symptoms of what is really going on within their hearts. Alyssa is from Alabama, where she lived in a very loving and nurturing home. She began acting out to the point of stressing her family beyond measure. Her poor choices in life were only heaping up more pressure and stress for her and her family. The decision to enroll her into MGGA at the age of 15 was not an easy choice for her family. They had tried other conventional and proven intervention to try and stop her continued disregard for authority. After learning of MGGA's track record, there was no other choice, but to enroll her. The family is now glad they did.
As a result of the consistent, solid structure and caring staff of MGGA, Alyssa saw what her main problem was. She had never fully trusted Christ as her personal Saviour. When she did, her entire life changed for the better. Alyssa's family has a daughter they can be proud of, not ashamed of. As Alyssa puts it, "I am a debtor to Christ, as well as to the ones who, through patience and love, have showed me the way to Salvation. Salvation, not only of my soul, but, my complete life" There was absolutely no other choice, but to stay at MGGA and pour her life into the girls who are struggling as she once was. She is Certified in CPR/AED, and Crisis Prevention/Intervention. She is involved in continuing training and education at MGGA, including A.C.E. School of Tomorrow Curriculum Monitor.