Interview with Mercy Survivor "Sarah Mac": G'Day World podcast with Cameron Reilly

“Sarah Mac”, who spent eight months in one of the Australian Mercy Ministries homes, recently spoke with G’Day World’s Cameron Reilly.  She recounts some of her experiences such as being denied prescribed medication, being manipulated and disciplined, being forced to have cold showers and having her welfare benefits (Centrelink) signed over to Mercy Ministries.

All seven parts of the interview can be heard below.

The original interview can be found here.

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7 Comments on “Interview with Mercy Survivor "Sarah Mac": G'Day World podcast with Cameron Reilly

  1. anonymous

    November 1, 2008 at 6:17

    i’ve been hurt by mercy too.

  2. The Cynic Sage

    December 2, 2008 at 6:39

    FYI: I re-uploaded the Jodi Ferris interview:

  3. No Mercy

    January 29, 2011 at 10:08

    To help others who might be looking at MM for help, I suggest we use Nancy’s solution. Google Mercy Ministreis skip everything until you come to then click. The more often you do this, the closer to the front of the list it goes. I think you have to use a search engine like google or bing for this to work. It is the search engine that moves it closer. It will not move closer if we just go directly to the mercy survivor website. Right now it is on about the 20th page on a google search.

  4. No Mercy

    January 29, 2011 at 10:09

    Correction, it is on the 24th page on a google search.

    • admin

      January 29, 2011 at 7:02

      Hi No Mercy.

      Good idea. I will try to access this website via google from now on!

      I just tried “Mercy Ministries” “abuse” in google and it came up as number 8, which is on the first page.

      MS Team

  5. No Mercy

    February 6, 2011 at 4:37

    Hang in there and get some support. I know you are probably afraid that Nancy, staff, accountability partner or maybe even your church will find out that you have spoken negatively about them. No worries. Go to Set up a safe-mail account. You can create blogs, Facebook accounts, Twitter accounts etc using this email address. You will receive a notice on your regular email account that you have a message on the safe-mail account. You can communicate using an alternate name to reassure you are not identified. You may want to create an alternate identity that includes a different location than where you live. Something that is meaningful to you and you can remember, but not recognized by Mercy and staff. It is important that your story be told and you should feel free to do so, but when you’ve been indoctrinated with the idea that Mercy was your last hope and that only God (implied Mercy) can help you now this can be very difficult. When you are told that God chose the individuals that work at Mercy specifically, you must be speaking negatively about God, if you are telling something that is negative about one of the staff or, God forbid, Nancy. If God spoke to Nancy and told her who to hire at Mercy, you might have a great deal of inner turmoil about speaking out about your experience.
    Feel free to email me at I was not real comfortable speaking about my experience using identifying information.

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