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You may have noticed that you’ve been receiving the newsletter on a monthly basis. We’ve made it smaller, and a wonderful group of ladies from Calvary Baptist Church in Valley Center have been doing the bulk mailing for us to try to help us cut expenses on our newsletter. I thought I would ask you if...

Name: Nadia Age: 12 Waiting Since: 2010 Personality: Outgoing, funny, friendly Wants to be a: Cosmetologist Interests: Playing outside and playing tag Why I want a mentor: I want someone to do girl things with because my mom isn’t around much. Name: Ahjking Age: 10 Waiting Since: 2007 Personality: Confident, extrovert, funny, talkative Wants to be a: Police officer Interests: Playing basketball, going outside, and playing on the...

[caption id="attachment_1434" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="The second home at KPBR is completed and ready for eight new residents. "][/caption] The Kinloch Price Boys Ranch (KPBR) exists as a home to boys when living at home or in a foster home has been unsuccessful. The ranch is located on the northern outskirts of Wichita and serves boys ages...

Thank you, my friends, for your many letters, notes, cards and memorial gifts. Many of you know that my 36-year-old adopted son, Ty, was killed on Jul. 19 while driving a truck for his work. It has been difficult coming to grips with it, working through the regrets and taking comfort in the promises from God’s...

Match: Erica & Zoe [caption id="attachment_1410" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Erica and Zoe smile at the 2011 awards dinner. They had been matched for six years at this point. "][/caption] Church Represented: Chapel Hill Fellowship Matched Since: 6/22/2006 Favorite Activities: Erica and Zoe enjoy attending book club together. Zoe’s goal was to read 10 books during summer. Now that the school year...

[caption id="attachment_1368" align="alignleft" width="640" caption="Protégés play together in the shallow end. "][/caption] The Youth Horizons mentoring program sent summer off with a splash at this year's end of summer pool party. After watching the thermometer soar to the 100s for weeks on end this summer, protégés and mentors got to cool off at the Edgemoor pool. Together,...

[caption id="attachment_1350" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Errick and Zeke play with puppies. This photo was taken shortly after they were matched."][/caption] Match: Errick & Zeke Church Represented: Community Bible Chapel Matched Since: 9/22/2008 Favorite Activities: Zeke and Errick love the outdoors. Each summer they go on fishing trip together. Currently Errick is teaching Zeke the value and reward of work. If you would like to mentor...

Youth Horizons has been blessed by two volunteer interns this summer. Casey Williams and Justin Conner have each been mentoring five children from the waiting list. They have also spent time around the office, helping wherever needed. Casey mentors each of her five protégés one-on-one, and she tries to get all five of them together for an activity each week. Both Justin...

You’re never too old to have a positive impact on a child. Even a brief encounter with children holds the potential for immeasurable positive impact. Jerry was a woman in her 50s. While climbing the Rocky Mountains, she came upon two young children, crying. She stopped to ask what was wrong. The young girl told Jerry that her parents were getting a divorce. She and...