Fathers in the Field is a Colorado-based nonprofit that exists to rekindle and establish the spirit of boys who have been abandoned by their fathers; mentoring them one-on-one in life skills through outdoor activities, and by sharing a Christian understanding of our Heavenly Father’s love and sacrifice for His children.
The Cycle of Destruction
God ordained the family structure to be the only fortress we have in this fallen world and that is why Satan has so cruelly attacked our families and distorted the roles God gave fathers as the Pastor, Provider and Protector of God’s children. Once the father is gone, abandoned boys too often are left to follow the path of darkness and carry the many deep and soulful wounds around for a lifetime, unless godly men stand up and step into a boy’s life and mentor him in the knowledge of their Heavenly Father’s love for them.
Children from fatherless homes account for:
- 63% of youth suicides
- 71% of pregnant teenagers
- 90% of runaway or homeless kids
- 85% of youth sitting in prisons
- 71% of high school dropouts
- 75% of teens in drug treatment
Research shows that mentored children are:
- 46% less likely to use drugs or alcohol
- 33% less likely to resort to violence
- 59% more likely to get better grades
The Cause of the Fatherless
The ill effects of growing up without a father upon the boy, the family and our society are profound. Fathers in the Field was established with the deep conviction to answer God’s call to defend the cause of the fatherless through the provision of godly mentoring fathers.
Spurred on by the charge given in Isaiah 1:17 to, “Defend the cause of the Fatherless,” Fathers in the Field works to achieve three important goals:
FAITH - Demonstrate to boys that they have a Father in Heaven who created, loves and cares for them, and will never forsake them.
FATHERHOOD - Demonstrate fatherly love and commitment, to repair broken spirits and prepare the foundation for future fatherhood.
FORGIVENESS - Share the need for boys to forgive the failings of their earthly fathers, as our Heavenly Father forgives His children in Christ.
To learn more, visit www.fathersinthefield.com.
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