We wrapped up our Fall/Winter Mentor Millennial Initiative on February 16th, with a night of celebration. We had a local pastor share about the importance of creating intergenerational mentoring relationships for the growth and connection of the church. As one of our values is to champion the local church, we are so grateful to God for connections we are making in this area.
We also had both a mentee and mentor share about their experiences. The mentee's experience was so valuable to her. She shared that she was confronting some very challenging situations in her work life and she needed someone in her own career field to speak into how to handle those situations in a Christlike manner. She was able to have a tough conversation with a manager, and this was because of the input of her mentor in her life. Chris, the mentor who shared, said how much he had grown in is own ability to listen and give godly input into the lives of others. He is a diplomat working at the British embassy, and the coaching tools that we equipped him with, he put to use immediately at his job. How cool is that?
While our official role in facilitating the mentorship relationships for this group is ending, many of the pairs have told us they will continue to meet, which is ultimately our hope. We will match and facilitate new groupings for the Spring/Summer round. Several churches have approached us to help them make mentor/mentee matches in their congregations, providing the training and encouragement for the mentoring to happen. Please be praying for this next round of matches, that we would be led by the Holy Spirit in making mentorship matches, and that God would continue to use the program for life transformation and building His Kingdom here in New York.