This year the GEMS leader at Cloverdale URC initiated a Secret Pal program. She paired up each girl with an older woman in the church. The women knew what girl they had, but the girls did not know their Secret Pal. The girls each had a number and a special place was made at the church to drop off notes and gifts for our girls. They would write back, and it became a great opportunity to get to know the young girls in our church and pray for them specifically. At the end of the year, a special tea was held for the Secret Pal Reveal. This was just a wonderful idea to nurture fellowship, community, and a mentoring relationship with young girls.
I was the Secret Pal for sweet Natalie.
Lydia's Secret Pal was Mrs. Vander Stelt.