Over time, Mrs. Donnie became my dearest friend and I learned from her to continue to trust in the Lord. For and IN all things! Dream big and remember that prayer changes things. I don't get to see her as often now as I used to, but when I do, we always are able to pick right back up where we left off! Hers is a treasured friendship for sure! She was my first mentor. I'm not even sure she realized it way back then. We both grew in the love of the Lord and in our friendship.
It develops into trusted relationships.
These relationships are rich and refreshing.
They become long lasting!
“The Bible commands mentoring; women are called to it; they are qualified for it; it builds the church; and it benefits the mentor. How could Christian women possibly say no to mentoring when God says yes? Oh, how younger women are searching for mature, godly role models—a Sarah, a Naomi, an Elizabeth—to guide them in the truth of God’s Word. Women are ordained through Scripture, called of God, and in need of one another. A mentoring program is vital in women’s ministry.”
Please pray for Kathy and I as we minister during our Women to Women – Awaken to the Pursuit of the Bridegroom retreat this weekend. God has pulled together a unique combination of women. Some of these women have invested personally in our own lives, and also in the lives of the daughters of young women who will be attending with their moms. Some ladies are new to Restore Ministries Retreats and are coming alone. Whatever the case, we are all women connecting with women, who are either “soaking in” or “pouring out,” and each needing a fresh touch from the Savior. Thank you for your prayers. We may opt to skip next week’s blog, as we will just be coming back from a time of “pouring out!” Look for us the following week!
We’d like to hear from you. How has God connected you with Restore Ministries? In what ways has our ministry mentored you personally? You can leave a note in the comment box or if you'd like, send us a personal email at
Parts of this blog are taken from an article is adapted from a chapter written by Valerie Howe and found in Women Reaching Women: Beginning and Building a Growing Women’s Ministry compiled by Chris Adams.
Janet Thompson – Began Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry – Saddleback Church, California
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