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Labor Mentoring Recovery Unique Ministries

PRODIGAL POTTERY

God led me to be part of a ministry I never imagined. Located inside a women’s shelter, Prodigal Pottery teaches women who may have been victims of abuse, addiction or trafficking to make pottery. It’s amazing to see how…

Children Food Mentoring

PROVIDING MEALS IN TIME OF NEED

When the devastating winter storm hit Texas in February, many of my high school football players and their families found themselves in a critical situation. Some didn’t have heat, water, food or even transportation to get anything to eat.…

Labor Mentoring Unique Ministries

USING MY PLATFORM TO HELP OTHERS

When I was a freshman at college, I lost both my parents to prescription drug overdoses. Within hours of each other. They were wonderful loving parents but like so many people, they were hooked on pain medications first prescribed…

Children Mentoring Unique Ministries

MENTORING A YOUNG BOY

As a university professor, I spend most of my time with adults. I love mentoring these future leaders. It’s very fulfilling work. But twice a month, I spend my lunch hour with an elementary school boy that I met…

Hospital Mentoring Prayer Verbalizing the Gospel

GOD CAN. GOD WILL

My life changed forever on May 10, 2016 when an oncologist’s diagnosis of ‘Pnet Brain Tumor’ was spoken about my precious, two-year old daughter, Emma Beth. Just one day earlier, Emma Beth had been healthy and happily playing with…

Hospital Mentoring Prayer Recovery

FACING THE STORMS OF LIFE

We all face storms—some we see brewing months before they hit, and others blindside us when the massive waves strike. On Sunday, March 11, 2018, our storm made landfall as my husband, Chris, developed gall stone-induced pancreatitis and was…

Children Mentoring Unique Ministries

MENTORING YOUNG MOTHERS

When I had my first son, I stopped working and stayed home. I loved it, but after nine months, I started to go a little stir crazy and missed the socialization. That’s when a friend told me about MOPS—Mothers…

Children Labor Mentoring

DISCIPLING HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

High school was pretty rough for me. I spent those years struggling with identity and friendships, so when I graduated, I declared I would never go back. Of course, God, with His sense of humor, had other plans. During…

Children Labor Mentoring

POURING MYSELF INTO MY PLAYERS

To most, I am known as simply “Coach.” As the local high school’s football coach, I spend a great deal of time with high school boys. Many of them come from broken homes and could very easily end up on…

Labor Mentoring

EXTENDING GRACE IN THE CLASSROOM

Academia is not an easy setting to proclaim Christ, but Jesus didn’t call us to do what is easy. As a chemistry professor at our local community college, my faith is not checked at the door. In my discussions…

Mentoring Unique Ministries

A BREAKDANCING MINISTRY

I am in full-time ministry and married to the love of my life. We have with four young children under the age of five. Oh, and I happen to enjoy breakdancing. My ministry is not what you would normally…

Children Labor Mentoring

KEEPING KENYAN KIDS OUT OF GANGS

Growing up with an absent father took a great toll on me, my siblings and my mother. I survived one struggle after another, but through God’s mercy, I was able to finalize my studies. After school, life was still…

Children Mentoring Unique Ministries

MENTORING

I’ve known about the Mentor Upstate program for years, but I became passionate about it once I lived it. Mentor Upstate started in Greenville by a faith-driven couple who saw the need for healthy adult influence in the lives…

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