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Defending the Cause: A New Sense of Self-Worth – Yvonne Sanders

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10

Below is a letter sent to Fathers in the Field from a single mom in Mississippi. Her son, Evan, is the Field Buddy of Kevin Drewry, Southeastern Missionary, Fathers in the Field. His presence in Evan’s life compelled his mom to share her joy that she doesn’t have to go it alone.

Fathers in the Field has been the answer to my prayers. As a single (divorced) mom with an 11-year-old boy, I was at a loss on how to help my son. He was getting bullied at school and was quickly losing his once strong self-confidence and self-esteem.

I asked several local community leaders to spend time with him playing chess, baseball or golf. He even joined a local organization for fatherless boys, but because it was a group setting, there was little one-to-one mentoring.

Then someone told me about Kevin Drewry and Fathers tn the Field. After a mutual interview with Kevin and several church leaders, it was decided that “Mr. Kevin” as we call him, would become Evan’s Mentor Father.

Even though it has only been a few months, Evan’s confidence has grown enormously. Mr. Kevin and Evan go to church together (I often attend, too), fish and in an effort to teach participants to care for others, they regularly help a widow in need. They also tinker with cars, help with lawn care and other small chores when needed.

Evan has a new sense of self-worth, knowing God loves him and Mr. Kevin and his family care about him by spending time with him each week. Evan even includes Mr. Kevin and his family in his prayers each night and gave him a card on Father’s Day.

Fathers in the Field has been a true blessing. My son would have never had the opportunity to get to know other boys who have the common bond of not having an active relationship with their fathers. Now he knows he is not alone.

Since his grandparents are deceased, helping widows every month is a great way for him to gain knowledge and wisdom from an older generation. It also encourages a unity between all generations, races and backgrounds.

Help Fathers in the Field continue to enrich the community and grow so it can help more fatherless boys become the responsible, productive and caring men so desperately needed in today’s society. The program is offered at no cost to the participants, so the continued generosisty of its donors is imperative to continue this life-changing program.

With so many boys growing up without fathers, this ministry is greatly needed. Thank you for making a difference in my son’s life,

Yvonne

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38

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