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Blessed Mentor: The Art of Mentoring Youth

Mentoring is a blessing

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The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the LORD, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel!”

Wow. I am speechless when I read the story of Ruth and Naomi. They move from two women who are bonded together in the midst of adversity. They must face a patriarchal way of life that has pushed them to the margins. Yet in the midst of the overwhelming difficulties, God provides for them.

At the end, Naomi is blessed because of her bond with Ruth. She has lived with and guided Ruth through the whole story. And in the end, God has not left Naomi without one who will protect and provide for her and Ruth.

How is mentoring a blessing to you? Think about writing a note to your student to let her know how her life has blessed you.


You can download a PDF of this whole series “The Art of Mentoring Youth.” Compliments of Barefoot Ministries

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Paul Sheneman is an author, speaker and youth pastor. He serves with the Macedonia Methodist Church in Ohio. He drinks way too much coffee for his own good. His main interest is exploring Christian formation. You can follow most of his ramblings on his blog at www.discipleshipremix.com or on Twitter @PaulSheneman.