September 16-- The Mercy Ministries is tens year old and they held a big celebration last week at their clinic in Lyons. Executive Director Carly Benton is excited about now far the clinic has come in ten years.
“We are celebrating a decade of serving patients in Toombs and surrounding counties that are uninsured, low income adults with chronic disease and just celebrating all that the Lord has done here in the last decade. We started out as a walk in clinic in the bathroom of the Jesus Inn and we are now what I call a full-service, holistic medical ministry where we offer medical care, dental care, and Mercy University classes where we offer to help people with their finances and work life,” Benton said.
Benton added, “Another thing we are celebrating is opening our second clinic site in Graham, Georgia to serve Appling, Jeff Davis, and Bacon counties. “
“One of the things going forward is to increase our capacity here in Lyons. We’ve been staying about a 500 active patients and our goal next year is go increase to about 600 active patients at a time and we want to deepen our impact,” said Benton.
Benton said, “We could not be here without all of our community partners. We have a great partnership with Meadows Health. We also rely on over 30 volunteers to help keep the doors open.”