Joshua had Moses, Samuel had Eli, Elisha had Elijah and I’m blessed to be mentored by two prophetesses Sophie Mlati and
2 Timothy 2:1-3 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
When you serve faithfully, the mantle will fall on you. Serving is always accompanied by sacrificing. Paul warned Timothy, that, there is hardship in serving, people will hate you but he was to remain focused to the call. 1 Kings 19:19-20 So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”
Your walk with your mentor is not a physical, there is impartation in the process. After Elijah died, when a prophet was required, people remembered that Elisha worked with Elijah and they believed that what Elijah had, Elisha received. 2 Kings 3:11 But King Jehoshaphat of Judah asked, “Is there no prophet of the LORD with us? If there is, we can ask the LORD what to do through him.” One of King Joram’s officers replied, “Elisha son of Shaphat is here. He used to be Elijah’s personal assistant.”