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Thank you and Farewell to Dee

July 17th, 2012 No Comments

On Sunday we took the time to say thank you to Dee for her time with us as Family Mentoring Coordinator in the pilot project.  Due to being unable to secure ongoing funding for the role, the West Baptist Community Trust has found it necessary to bring the pilot to a close. Dee was acknowledged […]

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Family Mentoring Update – January 2012

January 23rd, 2012 No Comments

Last term with sponsorship from Sanitarium and Fonterra, West Volunteers kicked off a Breakfast Club at Spotswood Primary School. With up to 40 children coming along each week to have a healthy breakfast with their peers, it is much more than a breakfast club and their are many opportunities to become involved. Dee (Family Mentoring […]

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Dee in the Headlines

August 6th, 2011 No Comments

The editorial staff at the Taranaki Daily News thought a story about Dee beginning as the Family Mentor was worth putting on page 2 of last Thursday’s paper – how cool is that? Well done, Dee, and well done Kimberlee!   Click here to read the article.

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Audio: A Fresh Perspective on Mentoring

July 17th, 2011 Comments Off on Audio: A Fresh Perspective on Mentoring

A Fresh Perspective on Mentoring
Sun 17 Jul 2011 – Ann Rikiriki

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Joy’s story

July 13th, 2011 No Comments

“Finally I have come out of the cave I have been hiding in for years.” Fresh Perspective is a national family mentoring agency that works with churches to train people to come alongside others as mentors.  West is embarking on a partnership with Fresh Perspective to be part of changing the world in Jesus’ name. […]

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Fresh Start, Fresh Perspective

July 8th, 2011 1 Comment

From all of us at West, a huge welcome to Deanna Weir (Dee), our new Family Mentor! Change the world, one family at a time.  For the last eighteen months, the church and West Baptist Community Trust have been preparing for this. We have observed that there are a lot of isolated, struggling people in […]

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Family Mentoring

July 8th, 2011 Comments Off on Family Mentoring

In June 2011 we at West began a new adventure, in partnership with the West Baptist Community Trust, Spotswood Primary School, Fresh Perspective and several other churches and agencies. After 18 months of planning and praying, the Trust has employed Deanna Weir as our new Family Mentor. Dee’s role will be to strengthen connections between […]