What is your ministry?
I am currently in between roles and taking a sabbatical year. In my life, everything seems to be uncertain. I am not passive about this; on the contrary, I have a spiritual director with whom I am working intensely to get to certain conclusions. Most recently, I was a country leader for Operation Christmas Child.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I previously participated in another Year-Round Mentoring group. That previous group really challenged me to be more of what Christ wants me to be. I learned so many things. The fellowship was amazing, and the group was so precious. We have really been connected and have learned so much from one another. There is a huge value in being together in the ministry, in learning from each other. Even though we didn't see each other physically, this “group of strangers” became some of my closest friends. I think this is what I expect from this year's Year-Round Mentoring: fellowship, learning together, and becoming more like Christ and less like us.
What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?
I am not a formal leader, but it seems I have always been the informal leader of the women’s groups of which I have been part. I end up taking a leadership role and coordinating the things that we do.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I think that now, more than ever, gathering people together, even online, is the most difficult thing to do. We seem to have gained the time from going to the office and back (since most of us work from home), but the reality is that everyone complains about not having time. It has never been more difficult to get the women in our group together for prayer, even though we all recognize this is what we need now more than ever. I get discouraged easily and would love to learn more about how to face difficulties and the times when nothing seems to work. Learning how to motivate others is another skill I would like to develop. I need help with strategy and planning.