“No” is a difficult word to say to my mentor. If you know her, you will agree when I tell you her name: Marguerite Christman. As long as I've served in LWML, Marguerite has been there.
Marguerite mentors by example. Her service in, and enthusiasm for, LWML is contagious. From her church’s LWML group to national conventions, her love of the Lord shows in her love of studying His Word and her tireless support for missions.
She mentors by modeling service. Marguerite has encouraged and urged me, strongly at times, to take on responsibilities I would not have undertaken, always with the assurance that God would provide the ability and the blessing. She is there to help or to be a sounding board for ideas.
She mentors with love and concern. We tease her that she knows, or is related to, everyone in the LCMS! But her love is personal, and you are fortunate if you are like me and receive her cards and notes of encouragement, late night phone calls, and lunches out.
I celebrate not being able to say "no" to Marguerite Christman!