July 2019 MVLF Newsletter

July 11, 2019
Friends,

The summer months are full of excitement as we prepare for a new school year to begin.  New mentors are being recruited, mentor trainings are getting scheduled, curriculum ordered, and new partnerships created for the coming year.  Even though a majority of the mentoring matches do not meet over the summer months, it is still a very exciting time. 

It has been such a blessing to see God continue to open doors of opportunity for young people to be matched with a caring adult mentor.  He is so faithful and we are honored to partner with Him in His Kingdom work here in the Miami Valley.
 

Mentoring Highlight:

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!

 

Believe it or not, the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year is just around the corner.  Through much prayer, we have compiled some very specific goals for the coming school year. 

2019-2020 Projections: 
  • 300 young lives touched through mentoring
  • 15 schools and 5 partner organizations participating in the mentoring program
  • 6 school districts impacted by the mentoring program
We recognize that these goals cannot be done without the amazing MVLF partnerships.  Mentors, school districts, churches, businesses, donors, etc. all play a vital role in helping MVLF make these goals a reality.

The Lord is opening doors of opportunity for mentoring at-risk young people all around the Miami Valley.

We can’t do this alone!

We need your partnership to ensure we can provide a caring adult mentor to every young person we are in contact with. Would you partner with us?

There are several ways you can partner with MVLF to ensure that mentoring matches like the girls in the Group Home can continue to develop:
  • Pray for MVLF and the work God has called us to.
  • Become A Mentor!
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  • Invest in the work of matching at-risk youth with a caring adult mentor. 
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