May 13 Service at 10:30 AM
Rev. Julie Lombard, Minister
Can you imagine your child’s killer moving in next door? That’s exactly how Mary Johnson showed incredible mercy to her son’s killer when he moved next door , and they began sharing a porch. Her only child was killed at age 20, and all she wanted was justice. His killer was locked up, but she found justice wasn’t enough. Sometimes mercy is learning to forgive. Mary visited her son’s killer, Oshea, in prison , and they became close friends. She helped him reintegrate into society by inviting him to live next door. She accredits the merciful act to her strong religious beliefs. She said: “Unforgiveness is like cancer. It will eat you from the inside out.” Come hear a true story of a mother full of mercy.