But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” – Luke 18:16
I have never seen the love of God more at work in someone than I do when I watch the mentors with the students of Rancho Village Elementary. The patience and love these mentors show to the children touches my heart so much.
Each week my husband and I prepare the snacks for the boys and girls in the mentoring program. I deliver the snacks to the school for the girls, and when I walk into the school and I see all the mentors waiting for the girls to arrive, I can see the dedication and love that each of them has for the girls. As the girls get out of class, they come running to the mentors and give them hugs and say hello. Each mentor makes these girls feel so loved and so special. They take the time to listen to each girl, focusing their attention completely on them at that time.
When they all go to the room they use for mentoring, each mentor pairs up with their girl and they focus the whole time on that child. They help them with homework, they talk, and they play games. It is so wonderful to see the love of God work through the mentors to make a difference in each child’s life. They are truly sharing God’s love and bringing hope to these girls!
Thank you to each one of you for all that you do!
Lee Ann Simpson, Administrative Assistant, Asbury Campus