“The Fathers in the Field program was unknown to us until this past year.
Its' "One on One" design coupled with a three year commitment speaks to its' purpose: "To rekindle and establish the spirit of boys."
We feel our great-grandson benefited greatly form his opportunities to spend one-on-onetime with some one who cares, and he believes, will continue to care.
We are most appreciative of the unselfishness of those involved in guiding such a worth while program.”
Mary Jane and Jack K.
“My first year in Fathers in the Field is almost over and I’m going to keep participating for about 2 years, I’ve learned a lot through this whole year especially my 4 day turkey hunt. I’m enjoying a lot of this time with Scott and John, except when ever John pulls pranks on me. I almost die when he does that. For some reason I fall for the oldest pranks, on my turkey hunt for instance, Scott, John, Laine and I, were walking and John waves over to his right like he’s waving at someone........... I looked over to see who he was waving at, it was A TREE.
Anyways, I’m going to church with Scott every other Sunday, it passes time. I’ve learned something’s from time to time. I’m either sleeping, drawing, or singing quietly when I go to church, not that it’s BORING, I just can’t really pay good attention a whole lot. I personally think I’m like that is because well, I feel like that’s how I’ve been for ten years. For me, it seems like its always school and thinking of my dad, so what I’m saying is that if you meet me and you’re talking to me, be prepared at the end of your sentence to be “what”? I really enjoyed Fathers in the Field. Tthanks for reducing the chances of me saying “I’m bored”.”
“My name is Bill Moss. I am an Elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Lander, Wyoming.
God has given me a love for the outdoors. When I was a young boy of seven (7), our family would "tent camp" in the Smokey Mountains of North Caroline. I later moved to Wyoming to be close to the great hiking, fishing, and hunting opportunities this state has to offer.
It has been a real joy to share my love for God's creation and skills I have learned over the years with my Field Buddy James. We started our journey months ago and our relationship has grown through sharing outdoor skills and the journey guide devotion bible studies.
James and I think any young man, just needs a little one on one, centered around the outdoors and God's word to develop into what God has for them. James' growth into young manhood, knowing that God loves him and cares for him has been really quite incredible. As we have taken this journey together, my own growth as a Christian has taken on another whole level of commitment to Christ's Kingdom.
Father's in the Field is a real "hands on" way to effectively share the gospel of Christ with young men. I highly recommend it. The need is great. The great commissioner beckons us. I can't think of a better way to glorify God and help us change the direction of a boys' life than this ministry.”
“It is my pleasure to recommend to you the ministry of Fathers in the Field. This ministry has been operating through our church and under our sponsorship for the past several years and has rallied our congregation around the cause of the fatherless and the widow. I have seen a dramatic increase in the concern and compassion that our people have shown towards those who are in need, both within our congregation and those in our community. I praise God for the opportunity to be involved in the gospel expansion through the word and deed ministry of Fathers in the Field. I would strongly encourage every local church to incorporate Fathers in the Field as an outreach to the fatherless in their community.”
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2001 - 2008
“My son Laine has been involved in the Fathers in the Field program since August 2007. Besides answering my prayers along with the prayers of my family, it has given Laine so much.
I could not have picked a better Mentor Father for Laine than John. Laine has learned so many things about being a responsible, charitable, courteous man from John.
Laine has a much better understanding of God's love for him and what God requires from him. People have commented on how much happier and how much maturity Laine has gained this year and I have to give a lot of credit to John and the Fathers in the Field program.”
“The Fathers in the Field program has been awesome for my son Masen, it taught him a lot about forgiveness and he now has a great role model and friend to look up to for hopefully a life time!!!”
“Fathers in the Field has been a blessing. This program has helped my son James in so many ways. James now has a higher self-esteem and self-confidence. He holds his head up and doesn't look down when he is being talked to. James has learned if he works hard he will be rewarded for his hard work. Bill (mentor father) has taught James how to forgive his father for walking out on us. I strongly believe that Father's in the Field is the best thing a child (that is fatherless) could go through. I am thankful James is a part of this program.”
“I saw Fathers in the Field at work when Masen King and Pastor Scott MacNaughton came to shovel snow, clean my deck and did some working in my back yard. This was helpful and I know a special time for Masen. The time spent together will long be remembered by the boys.”
Covenant Presbyterian Church