Two Requests of You
1) I want you to open your heart and THINK about something you may
have never considered, that matters most to God.
2) Be ready to DO something you may have never considered.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
• 25 million children in America are growing up w/o a father
• 50% of children in the USA are fatherless
• 85% of men in prison are from fatherless homes
Why we should care:
- The fatherless are created in God’s image
- Jesus died for the fatherless
- They are helpless
- God our provider and protector has command us to care for those who
can't take care of themselves.
A Father of the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation.
The Lord protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the
widow, but He thwarts the way of the wicked.
You must not exploit a widow or an orphan. 23 if you exploit them in any
way and they cry out to me, then I will certainly hear their cry. 24 my anger
will blaze against you, and I will kill you with the sword. Then your wives
will be widows and your children fatherless.
Old Testament Prophets
Three main sins the prophets warned the people of Israel about included:
3. Lack of concern for the orphans, widows & the poor
Once our eyes are open we can’t pretend we don’t know what to do. God
who weighs our hearts and keeps our soul knows that we know and holds
us responsible to act.
If godly men in the church don’t mentor
a fatherless boy, who will?
He predestined us for adoption to sonship, through Jesus Christ, in
accordance with His pleasure and will—
Mission of Fathers in The Field
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.