AS WE APPROACH THE END OF OUR 10TH FULL SCHOOL YEAR, I'VE ASKED MENTORS TO SHARE SOME OF WHAT GOD HAS TAUGHT THEM AS THEY'VE SERVED WITH US. THIS SERIES OF BLOG POSTS FEATURES 10 MEN AND 10 WOMEN WHO HAVE SERVED IN KIDS HOPE OVER THE LAST DECADE. I WANT TO SHARE SOME OF THEIR RESPONSES, AS I THINK THEY'LL ENCOURAGE YOU! HAVE A STORY TO SHARE? EMAIL KIDSHOPE@CACHURCH.COM
Seeing excitement in a seven-year-old's eyes each Monday as he bursts out of his classroom, I am reminded to take nothing for granted.
I read with him, do science demonstrations with him, and challenge him with math for little more than an hour a week—and we're always the last ones out of the room.
He doesn't care if I bring snacks, and he isn't eager to get outside to play, he just wants to read and go on with the work till his mother comes. Without Kids' Hope USA, none of this would be possible.
We borrow youth from these kids. Working in company with kids keeps us young. it's a privilege to be in their presence. I don't understand why everyone doesn't sign up to do this.- Doug
By mentoring a Kid’s hope little boy for five years, I’ve learned about the vulnerability of God’s love towards all of us, his children. I’ve felt that vulnerability in my wanting with all my heart the best for him but having to witness some pretty tough situations in his life that I can’t do anything about. I’ve tried to learn over and over again that God loves this little boy even more than I do and that my attempts at trying to change situations for him by controlling and cajoling are more about me wanting to be God for him, but that God’s love sees beyond this life and towards the growth that is truly in Him beyond the demarcations of our earthly life. - Blanca