Mercedes was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and grew up living the ranch life in South Texas. It was there that she learned the values of hard work, the endurance of working through to completion, and being a contributor to a much larger picture! With the heart of a true servant, Mercedes takes pride in being a worker in the household of God.
In 1996 shortly after arriving from Mexico she met a precious couple who shared the gospel, and she received Jesus into her heart. Then, in 2010 after numerous invitations given to her daughter by a neighbor, her family attended La Vida Regional (our Spanish, sister church) for their annual Los Reyes celebration, and she has been attending ever since.
Mercedes has lived in nearby Holiday Lakes for at least 15 years, and has four great kids. She loves to cook, work in the yard, and spend lots of time with her family.