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Finding a Wise and Trusted Friend

Last week I wrote about Inspire, Unique's mentoring programme. We're currently signing women up for the next round of mentoring that runs from September 2009 to June 2010 . The closing date for applications to our next programme is 12th July. So if you want to be involved, then please fill in an application form, which you can download from the Inspire webpage.
I wrote about the older women teaching the younger women in my last blog (do you think you could be a mentor? If so, come and have a chat with me or with Caroline )

This time, let's hear from Rebecca about her perspective on being mentored in Inspire.

"My mentor and I did not know one another before we started meeting. We knew each other only by name and face. So we spent some of the time just getting to know each other. My mentor did quickly create an atmosphere for me to feel comfortable and safe in. She is an amazing listener and in most of our meetings allows me time to just talk and work through what I am thinking, feeling, and so on. I am the kind of person who needs to talk through my thoughts and my mentor lets me do this without interruption or giving me answers. There were no expectations on how the mentoring time should go or look and so our time together is tailored to what I need which I appreciate so much. Our time together also provides support from a sister in Christ - whose purpose in mentoring me is to support me, love me and help me grow in Christ. I would definitely recommend being mentored to anybody who is interested!"

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