Faithful Friends Community, we introduce our new Communications Manager Tim!
Tim brings with him his experience in documentary filmmaking and photography, as well as graphic design and social media. We are so excited for the skills, heart, and experience that Tim is going to contribute to our Faithful Friends team!
Brian and Pamela, both teachers, are going on their very first outing today with their new friend Sam*. While getting to know Sam and his family, we found out that he loves motorcycles. It just so happens that Brian just got one! Even though they won’t be riding the motorcycle together, they’ll get to share that interest and curiosity.
Today these three are going to grab bite to eat and head to the park to play. The simplicity of this outing is what Faithful Friends is all about – the little moments that will make a big impact in the life of a child.
This month, we’ve made 4 new matches. That means 4 more children are getting one-on-one attention once a week. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to help create these lifelong friendships.
Thank you to our friends at A Kids Book About for providing Faithful Friends mentees with some incredible books! After reading A Kid’s Book About Bullying together, one mentor reflected – “The purpose for this was to help him understand why people are bullies. It was hard, but I shared with him that I was once a bully because I was bullied. I thought that it was ok because I was bullied and saw other people being bullied. The main reason for reading this to him is that a while back he shared with me how was being bullied at school. I wanted him to know what to do about it. He seemed to have really enjoyed it. As mentors, we are involved in changing the lives of these children. Whether it’s giving them a “safe space” to play, be themselves, or teach them, we are changing the lives of these kids. However, I realize that it’s not just me changing his life, it’s him transforming me. I’ve gone from living a life focused on just me and my wife, to thinking about him. He looks forward to our time together. Thing is, I really enjoy spending time with him.” We are so thankful for support from our community members and for mentors who take time to talk to their mentees about the tough stuff.