We want to share a beautiful story of full circle mentoring taking place right here in the Miami Valley.
Several months ago, MVLF was introduced to some wonderful people who work at a Group Home for girls who are in the foster care system. They work to create a safe, loving, and healthy atmosphere for the girls to live while they are placed in their home. When the staff heard about the MVLF mentoring program they were instantly intrigued to learn how the two organizations could partner together to provide caring adult mentors for the girls in the home.
Through prayer and purposeful planning, a partnership was developed between the Group Home and MVLF. Twice a month, a group of ladies from the Miamisburg area go over to the Group Home for dinner, games, and mentoring activities.
What makes these mentoring meetings extra special is that many of the ladies who are going as mentors were once mentored through the Empower program in Miamisburg. The ladies have been mentored every Monday night at Empower, a single moms ministry, and are now giving back as mentors to these young girls at the Group Home. They talk to the girls about their thoughts, their futures, and the importance of having HOPE and never giving up!
Not only are the girls having a blast with their new mentors, but the mentors are loving every minute they get to spend with these girls. One week, they even went on a prayer walk together!