So, im really excited about a group that I get to volunteer/mentor with, Teen Moms of Kitsap County, although we pick up two girls as far away as Port Townsend. This program was created two years ago and is a non denominational organization although, it is Christ centered and we get to deliver a sweet gospel message at each function. We have 18 girls and just 5 leaders. The girls age out at 20 years old but many still come to the activities and stay connected. I was able to bring two girls that are like little sisters to me, Lizzie and Darlene. They live in Suquamish and go to the Native American Church that we attend. It was a lot of fun and I get to work with my friend and co mentor, Jillian Bateman. :) She organized a fun activity callled "Butt Charades" where we have to spell out the letters of the word with our...butts. Shes so fun and the girls adore her.
We did a foot spa too! Each month, the girls come to the church, there is free daycare while we enjoy a nice dinner, the activity, and the gospel message. June 28-July 3, there is a camp for these mommies in Oregon with about 150 other teen moms from the West Coast. I was asked to go, and I am really wanting to, i have all the kids covered but my little Kellen. Josh has Tues and Wed. off of work but, the other days, Kels needs to be with someone until he gets home. Any takers?
I am really really happy....this fits my desire to work with young women and be a support to them. To lead by example and be more Christlike in my every day walk.