About Apples of Gold

Apples of Gold Ministries is a unique intergenerational women's mentoring program. Since publication in 2000, the ministry of Apples of Gold has spread throughout the country and around the world. The Lord has used the radio broadcast with Dr. James Dobson, Midday Connection, Revive Our Hearts, Proverbs 31 Ministries and other area broadcasts to help spread the news of this hope-filled ministry. In addition, area wide conferences provide mentors with encouragement and ideas for their classes.

Apples of Gold is used effectively in churches, neighborhoods, pregnancy resource centers and universities because it is based on two Scriptures:

"The older women… can train the younger women" (Titus 2:3-4, NIV) and "A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver" (Proverbs 25:11).

Mentors are mature believers who reach out to younger women with love, compassion and wisdom from God's Word. They also share their life experiences, and give instruction in such vital skills as cooking and meal planning. This relationship builds a strong bond of love and appreciation between generations.

Younger women, whether single or married, are welcomed and cared for, appreciated and pampered. They are motivated to be better wives and mothers—whether now or in the future. As such, Apples of Gold plays a vital role in strengthening the family, encouraging women in their daily walk with Christ, and training them in the practical aspects of homemaking and hospitality.

Betty Huizenga says, "I am passionate about my calling and will continue to actively lead the ministry and speak on behalf of Apples of Gold at conferences and retreats throughout the country"