In 1995, the Arms of Mercy Ministry Inc. was birth out of the burden of souls for people enslaved by drug and alcohol. The theme for this year was “Lord, Thank You.” Pastor Thomas understood that this problem could not be ignored anymore. A partnership was made with Drug Rehabilitation facilities to give people the clinical help they were in need of. Later the burden for abused women weighed heavily on our organizations leader heart. Partnerships with abuse centers were made and Arms of Mercy was used as a starting point for lifestyle changes. In the current years, Arms of Mercy expanded their aide to a hurting society through various programs. These programs were designed to assist hurting people make necessary positive life style changes. Pastor Thomas has led this ministry since its existence to be a place of service to this hurting community. This ministry has been a success due to God and the willing and giving volunteers of the Moncrief Missionary Baptist Church. Beginning in 1996 until Present, Arms of Mercy has been providing this community with an annual Community Fun Day and Drug Free March. This week of festivities start off with an anti-Drug Revival. Drug awareness lecturers and workshops are offered by the Jacksonville Sheriff Office, River Region, Gateway Community Services, City Rescue Mission and Trinity Rescue Mission. The weekend activities include Health Screenings, Clothing Giveaway, Teen Pregnancy information, Drug Rehabilitation information, Free Food, Games and more. Also in this year was established our Drug Free March. This exciting Victory March was in the mind and heart of Pastor Thomas. We partnered with Trinity Rescue Mission, Gateway Community Services; Quench the Violence Outreach Ministry, River Region, MADD DADS, and other like-minded ministries. We let our voices be known on our stand against substance abuse, violence against women and children. We address the current ills of our times in this Unity March. God blesses us in our effort to lift up Jesus as the ultimate solution. The theme for this year was “One in the Spirit”. How fitting for such a time as these.