Genteel Blooms; Encouraging the Younger Women

9:09 AM

Have I ever told you about Genteel Blooms? It is a girls group that my sister Rose and I do once a month for about six months out of the year. Once a month, girls between the ages eight and twelve come to our house for a lesson in sewing and a Bible study.

You see, it all started when I was fifteen and my sister Rose was fourteen. We were sitting around talking about how we wanted to start mentoring younger girls. We knew several that wanted to learn how to sew and some that just wanted to spend some time with us. That is how Genteel Blooms was born. We created the group so that we could teach and mentor younger girls.

This year will be our fifth consecutive year of doing Genteel Blooms. We have had the privilege of mentoring about twenty different girls, some of whom are now in high school.  I can honestly say that there are few things that I have done that I feel have been this important.

What about you? What do you do to encourage your younger sisters in Christ? It can be as simple as learning their names and saying hello to them when you see them in church. It can be as big as taking them under your wing and mentoring them through a hard time. You can start a group or send birthday cards. Whatever it is, take some time to encourage your younger sisters in Christ.

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  1. I'd love to hear more about what you do in your group! I have wanted to invest in younger girls' life, ideas would be great! :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.
    Blessings!
    Melinda

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  2. That is wonderful Sarah (and Rose)! :D What a blessing that must be to all those young ladies! :D

    For the past few years, maybe 3-4 now(?), I have been teaching knitting, crocheting, and sewing classes to young ladies. :) This past year I have been tutoring a young girl privately. :) Through these classes I have been able to influence other young ladies and pass on my skills as well. :) And I have been able to talk with them about some of my beliefs too. :)

    I wish you all the best with your Genteel Blooms group and pray that you will have many more young ladies come into your group and be blessed through the years. :)

    Love and Hugs!
    ~Rachel~

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