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Mentor Spotlight: Millie Barnes

110716_MillieBarnesEveryone needs to go say “hi” to Millie at Table 9—she’d love it! Millie has been married for more than 50 years, and has three children and eight grandchildren. Her hobby is stained glass. She loves taking care of her great-granddaughter, who is two and a half years old and into tea parties. Millie worked as a young mother and knows the struggles of moms who have to work outside the home. She hosts a Bible study for moms in her home, and anyone is welcome to join when they start a new book—talk to her if you’re interested!

Millie has found that staying true to your faith and fully trusting in the Lord, even when things seem impossible, always brings you through any situation—and she’s been through some tough ones. If you’re struggling with something and finding it hard to walk with Jesus, get in touch with Millie for some support.

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Mentor Spotlight: Betty Baker

110617BettyBakerBetty Baker serves Table 4, and she really enjoys being a mentor. She has two sons and seven grandchildren. Betty and her husband, Gene, credit the success of their long marriage to their faith in God and Christ being the third person in the marriage. A breast cancer survivor, Betty feels lucky to be alive. She enjoys her family, traveling, quilting, water sports, Bible study, reading, and occasionally writing. Betty’s passion was always to become a mom, and she suffered a miscarriage before being blessed with two baby boys in two years. She was mentored by both of her moms, but wishes she had been in a group like M4M to learn mothering skills. Betty believes maintaining common interests with your husband, going out on date nights, and worshipping together all work together to strengthen a marriage, which is the best gift we can give our children.

Betty is an encourager and would love to come alongside any mom who needs encouragement or someone to pray with. Consider calling her to chat or meet for a slice of her apple pie. She believes all moms are on a motherhood journey and the scripture for the year, Philippians 1:6, is so appropriate, and is one of her favorite Bible promises: “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”