Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. ~ 1 Corinthians 11:1, NIV

Those of you who have been faithful followers of our ministry know that for the past year, we have had an excellent committee of dedicated individuals building a curriculum to train mentors of parents with children who have special needs. I am so proud to have this team dedicated to excellence and detail in providing a helpful tool for parents. The Mentor Program is born of a deep commitment to help parents to go from a place of tragedy to triumph, from a point where special needs make life feel like a burden to a point where challenges are transformed into a blessing. Our desire is to equip every parent of a child with special needs to be a full ambassador of Christ. However, as any parent in that position will tell you, that can be much easier said than done. So using the 1 Corinthians 11:1 model, we seek to equip parents with the tools necessary to give another individual or individuals a hand up.

This awesome project needs adequate funds to get our first wave of mentors trained. The training period will be approximately 3 months long, so mentors will be ready to begin with their new mentorees in January. What a great way to start 2013!

The project requires 3 books at a retail value of $38.97 per student. We will also need many upgrades to our website in order to make the components of the program accessible to trainees through a password protected page valued at $6,000. Finally, the manpower hours required to train and maintain the program will cost in excess of $3,000 in the first year.

Won't you please help AND invite a friend to help as well?

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