Something to live for.

I was talking with a young person who began a mentorship roughly 2 months ago and I asked them a question. I said, “Since having a mentor, how has the way you think about your life or yourself improved?” Their answer was everything. In an instant, I got a glimpse of God transforming this young person’s life. One relationship for a few hours each month over a short period of time changed everything. It’s what God does through you praying, you giving to make the relationship possible, and you making time to participate in sharing God’s story of hope in your life.
 
This young person said, “Before, I saw us as slaves to God with no relationship just living life with nothing really to live for, but now I see that I do have something to live for and it’s God!” Thank you for your participation in this young person’s story.
 
WENDY COLLINS,  71Five Mentors Coordinator  
541.441.2495 | wendy@71Five.org
 
“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 ICB

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He doesn’t like himself much.

We’ve all experience difficult times in life. Having a mentor to walk alongside you gives you hope. You can be the one who gives God’s hope to a young person today. Hunter is a young man who recently contacted 71Five Mentors. When explaining why he wants a mentor he said, “I have nothing to be thankful for with the way my life is right now.” He also shared he doesn’t like himself much. Hunter is struggling to find people he trusts to share these thoughts. He’s been trying to push back thoughts of suicide and knows having a mentor will help him. Hunter wants to change the way he thinks, and to find someone he can trust and have fun with.
 
As you participate in sharing the hope of God by becoming a mentor, praying for the ministry, or committing to a monthly or one-time financial donation, you are making it possible to change the lives of young people like Hunter.
 
WENDY COLLINS,  71Five Mentors Coordinator  
541.441.2495 | wendy@71Five.org
 
“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 ICB

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Finding an Example

There are 1000’s of young people in our community who are disconnected, discouraged, and directionless. They need someone to offer them time to connect, encourage, & guide them. Emma is just one of these young people. She reached out to 71Five Mentors because she wanted a one-to-one trusting relationship. So many young people like her are looking for this same thing. Emma is 15 years old and wants someone who will bring encouragement and fun into her life. She’s looking for someone she can learn from, find an example in, someone to help her set new goals & learn to keep boundaries. She’s interested in learning new things and exploring opportunities for her personal growth in the mental, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of her life through time spent talking and doing things together after school.
 
Like Emma, we have more young people struggling to find a safe adult to turn to for hope. With as little as 4 flexible hours per month you can make a life changing impact. Mentoring leads to God’s transforming hope one relationship at a time.
 
WENDY COLLINS,  71Five Mentors Coordinator  
541.441.2495 | wendy@71Five.org
 
“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 ICB

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