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Daphne Steed, Taylor’s mother, was one of the first single moms to enroll her boy in Fathers in the Field. She did so after realizing that she could not heal her son’s wound of abandonment. “I tried to make it up to Taylor. But, the Lord finally let me see that’s not something I can more…

Fatherless boys reason that if their own dad threw them away, they must have no value. Fathers in the Field includes service to widows to strengthen boys’ self-esteem and help them realize that their Father in Heaven values them and has a purpose for their lives—a purpose that blesses others and honors God. Religion that more…

Masen’s father abandoned him for a life of crime that ultimately led to prison. Growing up having never met his dad, Masen carried a wound of abandonment that was not visible on the outside but gnawed at him on the inside—producing anger and resentment and convincing him that he was not worthy of a father’s more…

It was a glorious fall day off of the coast of Oregon—a bright blue sky, crisp autumn air salted with the ocean spray, and the excited sounds of young boys netting their first-ever catch of Dungeness crabs. “The boys loved it!” exclaims Bill Roady, who, along with three other Mentor Fathers, took their Field Buddies more…

The Bible tells us that God loves a cheerful giver. We at Fathers in the Field do, too! And no one reflects that attitude more delightfully than Lyle “Chuck” Cleavenger, one of the ministry’s first donors. In fact, God seemed to put Chuck in our ministry path long before Fathers in the Field was ever more…

On March 10, 2011, Ricky Leach stood alongside his 11-year-old grandson, Caden, for one of the most important events of their lives—Christian baptism. For Ricky, it was a moment that brought healing to a long-gone childhood marked by father abandonment. For Caden, it was a moment that will hopefully bring healing to the remaining years more…

Keith Polk, one of the first Fathers in the Field Mentor Fathers, recalls the moment when he knew he had made a heart connection with his Field Buddy, Taylor. “We were coming home from turkey hunting. I dropped him off and he turned and waved at me when he walked into the house. I was more…

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