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Saint Barnabas IconWe all have a mentor in our lives whether we realize it or not. A household body mentor operates when their resources in Christ become another person's resources. This process is very important for clergy with household leaders and also for leaders with other members of the household. Saint Barnabas who encouraged Saint Paul and recommended him to the Apostles was an important mentors to him. Saint Paul in turn was a mentor to Saint Timothy who advised him and prayed for him. Mentorship has goes on down the ages even up to today.✞

Modern Day Encouragement

Shining a Light on the StairsAs a child in the early Fifties, I remember two spinsters called Miss Church and Miss Butt, collecting insurance money every week from my parents. They were representatives of an insurance company who offered burial insurance for pennies a month to poor families like ours. As mentors, they gently encouraged me, my brother and sister into a schoolhouse Sunday school and planted the seeds of my later commitment to Christ and ministry in the church. Another of my mentors as a teenager was George Hoffman. George was a scout leader and prompted me to take part in church and scout activities, though my family was barely able to afford it. On one occasion, George even gave me a pair of hiking socks so that I could go on a trek because he cared. Hiking socks still remind me of this gentle and great man of God whose earthly life ended very tragically for his wife and family in a car accident. I personally look forward to meeting George again in Glory. He was the kind of household body mentor that I would love to be.✞

"Household Body Mentor"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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