Gospel Village Mentoring
photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph
Brothers Jamahd Johnson, 11, and Jae'Dyn Johnson, 9, of Tyler, Texas, attend the Grace Community School varsity volleyball game Thursday Oct. 9, 2014 with their mentors, the Wadle family, including husband Brent Wadle, left, Jacob Wadle, 19, center, and Gigi Wadle, right. The Wadles spend quality time with Johnson and his brother Jamahd, 11, at least once a week as part of the Gospel Village mentoring program through the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas. Gospel Village connects people from local churches to local elementary school students to build one-on-one mentoring relationships. Some of the activities with Wadles and Johnsons enjoy together are: eating meals, watching movies, playing games and attending sporting events. "I love going to their schools, eating lunch with them and meeting their friends. I love being a part of their lives," Gigi Wadle said.