Category Archives: Stories from Mentors…

These blog entries are stories sent to us by mentors themselves, about their experiences mentoring.

Staying power: Encouraging quotes from Mentors over 3 years or more

We recently asked our mentors the question, “What has helped you to persevere as a faithful mentor thus far?” this is what they said… Sarah (5 Years) God put LaDarrika in my life for a reason. Sometimes she teaches me … Continue reading

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Engaging in Service with Your Protégé

“Ok, so why do we have to serve again?!” groaned my disgruntled protégé. Before responding with some variation of, “Because I said so,” I had to remind myself that my protégé (like numerous kids and adults from every layer of … Continue reading

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Telling Your Mentoring Story

Since 2008, we ve had a simple model to see mentoring and discipleship happen in South Dallas. We match young people (starting in 4th grade) stay with them for at least two years. We ve seen great fruit as mentors … Continue reading

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Getting to the Heart

For the second summer since she d started mentoring, her protege was headed to summer school. Summer school, again? Her mentor had given up every single one of her Tuesday nights to do homework with her throughout the school year, … Continue reading

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So, No Cancer, Huh?

  When I signed up to mentor, I honestly did not know what to expect. I didn’t want my expectations to be so high that they d not be met or so low that I didn’t expect anything. I knew … Continue reading

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The Answer to All My Questions

  One of my favorite memories with “A” took place back in May when she graduated from 5th grade. Due to work, I was not able to come to the ceremony so we planned to have a dinner the day … Continue reading

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No Bailout Plan

I was browsing through Twitter one slow afternoon at work and came across a tweet from CoH that caught my eye. They shared about an opportunity to take your protege to a Vacation Bible School for a week. My calendar … Continue reading

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Prayer: The Real Work in Mentoring

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. Psalm 127:1 This passage has been the most foundational in my life regarding how I approach … Continue reading

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Cantrell- CoH High School Graduate

Last month Cantrell graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Ben, his mentor of the past four years, has been with him every step of the way. We are excited to see what the … Continue reading

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Taylor- CoH High School Graduate

On June 2nd Taylor graduated from Lincoln High School with honors and celebrated with her mentor Nichole, family, friends, and the Champions of Hope staff. Taylor and her mentor Nichole have been learning from each other for over 4 years. … Continue reading

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