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His Mercies to Disband

Written by Staff on December 22, 2015 – 9:55 am -

His Mercies

His Mercies

Mitzi Stamey announced today on Facebook that her group, His Mercies, will be disbanding after their final concert on December 31st at Ledfords Grove.

Mitzi’s post on her Facebook page stated: “Well where do I begin. This is probably the hardest post that I’ll ever make but I’m going to start by saying that I have had a wonderful 5 years with my group His Mercies. I have been so blessed to sing with some talented people and to have seen hundreds of lives saved in this ministry and that in itself is is such a blessing . We do have a new project coming out within the next couple of weeks that many of you have pre ordered and we will be getting those in the mail to you just as soon as they arrive…

Mitzi Stamey

Mitzi Stamey

“I have 2 very talented kids that I sing with who love the lord and whose goal is Fulltime. When I say Fulltime, it’s not going all the time like we did but where they are able to do their college online and not have to work Fulltime jobs and travel as well to make ends meet. These kids deserve a Fulltime group that can afford them to do what they love , with the passion for the Lord they have and not have to struggle while doing this . I want them to spread their wings and go for what God has laid before them. With this being said. Im asking any Fulltime professional groups to consider and pray about taking Kayla Stricklin or Rj Henderson on in your ministry…

“…I am going to take a break from His Mercies for a while and spend some time with my family and embrace whatever God has prepared for me. RJ will be getting in touch with the churches that we have booked in the next year to cancel and we are going out with a bang. Our last concert will be December 31 st with our dearest friends at Ledfords Grove. We love each and every one of you from the bottom of our heart. This has been my baby for the last 5 years and I will cry if you try to talk about this, but I know in my heart it’s the best decision. I hope you will be in prayer for Rj, Kayla and myself as we move forward in our paths of life that God has prepared for us.”

SGN Scoops wishes Mitzi and all the members of the His Mercies family all the best in their future endeavors.

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Wednesday Morning Prayer Focus: God IS interested in the little things in our lives

Written by Staff on May 6, 2015 – 8:14 am -

Mark Trammell Quartet

Mark Trammell Quartet

At SGN Scoops, we are having a focus on prayer during the week of the National Day of Prayer which occurs on Thursday, May 7, 2015. We have asked our friends in social media to talk to us about the importance of prayer in their lives.

Today’s Bible verse: “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16 KJV)

Mark Trammell

Mark Trammell

Mark Trammell, of the Mark Trammell Quartet, talks about the constant provision of God:

It is customary that we pray before the bus leaves my house. I personally pray before going to bed and when I wake up, whether at home or on the road. Answers to prayer begin with the beginning of this group 13 years ago last week. God has answered prayer specifically, especially in the area of providing a way for us to continue to sing in the small church in America.

Eight years ago, Mark Trammell Outreach was formed. This is the non-profit missions outreach arm of our ministry. Jeff Haney approached me eight years ago and asked me if I truly had a burden for the small church and the desire to take the best quality gospel music to them. I told him that day that I grew up in a small church and I would love to be able to take our music to a part of the christian world that could not otherwise afford to have a “professional” group. God has blessed that outreach effort, so much so that our MTO bloodline members contribute enough annually to allow us to sing in 30 to 40 communities per year that would not otherwise be able to afford it. It blesses me and is a great lesson to my men that we give our all whether we sing to 50 or 12,000.

God has also been faithful in answering prayer and giving direction in the area of  member changes, as well as simple things like upgrading equipment and finding the right studio to use when recording. I believe that it is important to live by Proverbs 3:5&6. “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (KJV)

God IS interested in the “little things” in our lives. The key to this scripture is having the faith to walk in the paths that he directs us to. God is only responsible to provide when we are obedient to His voice. Doesn’t mean I always am. But it sure does make a difference when we are!


His Mercies

His Mercies

Mitzi Stamey, vocalist with His Mercies, has seen God answer many prayers:

Prayer is a closeness with God. I can go to him and pray for forgiveness, I can ask for healing or restoration for myself and others, and ask for desires of the heart as well. It’s the straight path of leading others to Christ through salvation as well. I read and study his word daily and I try to pray several times a day. I pray in a quiet place: in my bedroom, or in my special chair in the living room.

When we travel, I can take needs to the father through prayer using the churches’ altars, and can simply be praying on the way to our concerts.

I have seen God answer many prayers. Just recently I saw a man with stage-four lung cancer at a church and prayed for him. When I returned to the church a few months later he was completely healed.

It’s not uncommon to see God’s hand at work each and every day. We have been blessed to see over 40 lives accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior so far this year alone.

I have seen miracles in my own life. I was infertile and struggled with wanting a child for years and God gave me a special call from a doctor one day, who I didn’t even know, and I ended up conceiving my son, who is now 13 (will be 14 June 12 th.)

I prayed again for a daughter and God sent a girl right into my path who blessed me with my daughter who is now eight years old. He spared my life from a car crash in which the car flipped three times. I felt the presence of God with me as the prayers were answered.

I’m here to tell you God is REAL. You can’t convince me otherwise, I have too many stories to tell but I would be writing a book.

I may not be much but there is one thing for certain, I’m a born again child of God and I’m so thankful He cared enough to go to Calvary and take the nails and stripes for me and you!


Richard tells us: I just found KJIC 90.5 FM, a Christian radio station and then saw the link to this site. I see that the focus this week is on prayer, so I thought I would share with you(or maybe you already know about) the world wide prayer meeting taking place started by Times Square Church.
They get together and fast,worship, and pray once a week. It is about an hour and 30min. You can submit prayer requests and praise reports.
Christians tune in (live webcast) from about 150 countries to pray and seek the face of God. The pastor believes God called us for such a time as this and bases it on 2 Chronicles 7:14.
These are the one minute devotionals that focus on prayer.

Have you had a close encounter with God? Do you have a special place you go to be alone with Him? Tell us. Thanks to everyone we have heard from so far!

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Diamond Award Nominees His Mercies Welcome Kayla Stricklin

Written by Staff on January 15, 2015 – 10:53 am -

His Mercies

His Mercies

His Mercies from North Carolina recently welcomed new alto singer, Kayla Stricklin from Statesville. She joins RJ Henderson and Mitzi Stamey in this progressive Southern Gospel trio whose energy and enthusiasm have made them a favorite wherever they go. His Mercies record with Chapel Valley and have been Diamond Award nominees for the past two years.

Kayla Stricklin

Kayla Stricklin

“The best feeling in the world is to know you are in the center of God’s will.  It’s been evident since day one that this is orchestrated by God and I could not be more excited to see what He has in store for us,” says 20-year-old Kayla.

RJ, lead singer of His Mercies, says,”We are thrilled to have Kayla on board with us.  Mitzi and I are excited to be working with her.”
Hi Mercies just released their new single, “I Want It All,” to radio this month.  Please listen for it and call your local radio station if you don’t hear His Mercies on their playlist. For more information on His Mercies, visit their website here.
The 2015 Diamond Awards nominations open January 19, 2015. Visit for more information. The Diamond Awards ceremonies are held during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. This year’s Awards gala will be November 3, 2015 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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