July 11, 2016
Dear Friends and Family,
I’m thankful for a lifetime of mentors. These godly women have walked me through trials and triumph with a desire to help me draw close to Jesus. A few of them are: Shirley Adkins (my mom), Margy Eberhart (late camp directors’ wife who led me to the Lord), Linda Ballweg (college Bible study leader ), Sue Sabaloni (MIT prayer group leader), and Judy Hampton (late speaker and author). In 2003, Judy encouraged me to join Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, a sisterhood of women who communicate God’s Word through the written and spoken word.
The definition of “mentor” is ‘an experienced and trusted adviser, confidante.’ Mentoring happens when someone is trained, taught, tutored or instructed by someone more experienced. Jesus showed us mentoring works when the mentee is a willing recipient to the teachings and example of the mentor.
My membership with AWSA has not only opened doors for me to befriend and walk with other women in Christian ministry, but has also offered numerous opportunities for me to be mentored by other women. At the AWSA conference, I was honored at the Golden Scroll Awards through receiving a humanitarian award called “Beyond Me – Modeling a You-First Life in a Me-First World.” All for God’s glory. My heart for the nations continues to grow larger and more eager to reach more women for Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your prayers. I am praying for you.
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:2