by Ola Chytroszek
Alumna TRANSFORM training 2014
What does mentoring mean to you?
You may have had others in your life who stepped with you through difficult times or helped you refocus and learn the skills you needed to in order to succeed. This is what I was looking for as I came to the Leadership Lab International (LLI) training.
Before coming to my first LLI training I felt discouraged, I had some negative past experiences working as a teacher, but as I was participating in LLI, God was revealing to me that I could be a good leader. God put great people in my life, mentors, who shared their stories and from that it made me think about my life and career and I realized that I wanted to try again and I didn’t want to give up. It inspired in me a desire to think again about working with kids and with youth.
On the one hand, I soaked up everything I could from the teaching sessions, but it was my trainers's lives that caught my attention and as I observed them, they modeled for us how to interact with children and those we would work with. Their examples encouraged me to love others and take care of them from a heart of love for God and others.
Mentoring young leaders has new meaning for me and now I understand to invest your life into someone else’s you need to do it out of an honest and humble heart. Just like those who invested into my life and were willing to open up their lives so we could learn how to develop the heart of a mentor. - Ola from Poland
Thank you for your support of Leadership Lab International through prayer and giving. Together, we are stepping alongside young leaders so they are not thrust into ministry without receiving mentored training. Your partnership with us is such a blessing to the young people who come through LLI as you can read from Ola’s story.
You are part of this growing ministry that God is advancing to prepare young leaders to persevere and succeed in ministry wherever God takes them. Through LLI, we have the privilege of pouring our lives into the next generation as they learn to lead and become relational disciplers committed to God’s kingdom work around the world.
As we draw closer to the end of 2016, would you take a moment to support LLI as we seek to mentor and train more young leaders in 2017. Your gifts will help make it possible for our team to walk alongside 10 young leaders during next summer’s LLI training.
Please consider joining us in mentoring young leaders for life.
Hoping You have a Blessed New Year,