A testimonial from a Growing Hope mentor:
Two and a half years ago a group of St. John members toured Hill Country Daily Bread. We became interested in working with the people there to distribute food and spread God’s Word to others in need. Since I had only fully retired a few months before and missed working with children and their families, I immediately felt that this is what I wanted to do.
In October of 2019, I was matched with a single mother with five children at home. She also had two older children working and going to school. It has been a joy to get to know the family and to mentor a very special lady through the trials and joys of life. She cleans houses six days a week and prepares good meals for her family. She has been going to school and will finish March 1 with a certification to be Phlebotomist or a Medical Assistant. I admire her energy and tenacity. I also enjoy our talks about challenging situations family’s face and about the blessings God has given us. We pray about these things when I visit every other Wednesday, and on the phone in between when needed. It is my prayer that others may have these experiences through Growing Hope and that I can continue this special friendship for a long time.
– Linda Bush