DTC Stories

Defending the Cause: A Mother’s Plea for Help

“In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.”
~ Psalm 18:6 (NAS)

God is changing the lives of fatherless boys throughout this great country of ours through the faithfulness of Christian churches and their men. I cannot describe the joy I receive when we receive pictures of a Mentor Father investing in the life of his Field Buddy.

Sadly, the other side of that coin is the heart ache when I read notes like the one below, where a single mother is struggling to get help for her fatherless boy(s). I want to share this note with you in the hope that it will inspire you to join us in the fight for these precious boys and their families.

“I can’t tell you how much I’d appreciate you helping me find a mentor father for my sons. Things are difficult. One of my boys has an exceptionally strong will along with manic mood swings. He is so sweet at times, and I love him with all my heart, but when his lows hit, it’s rough. Last evening, we had one. It was so bad that he packed his things and said he was gone. He learned this from his dad; he would run and want to leave whenever there were problems.

In trying to stand firm because if I give in to him, he’ll run over me. Things are rough and I’m doing all I can to hold on and I know God is holding on to us, but I feel like God works through people. Throughout the Bible, I see His works thru men. Even in the middle of the battle last evening, I had no one on whom I could call for help – no Godly man to help my son. Yall’s foundation is the only one I know who seems to get this concept.

When I heard John Smithbaker’s interview with Dr. Dobson, it was like refreshment to my soul. When he said that boys need to see a model to get it, it’s so true. I was awake much during the night crying and begging God to save my family. I don’t want to lose my son.

I sincerely appreciate your care and taking time to work with us. Sometimes this world and those surrounding us (including the church) can seem like such a cold place – everyone jostling about in their own selfishness, especially at this time of the year. Materialism and presents don’t mean anything when there are hurting people.

Time & time again, I read in God’s Word His heart is for poor and desperate. I pray He will use this tough part of our life for His ministry someday in which our family can unite to help others. I’m very embarrassed to be in this situation; nonetheless, it doesn’t change that we’re still here. I feel awkward asking for help.

I’m independent and it makes me uncomfortable to be needing anyone, but I cannot seem to fulfill all the needs of my boys, and I realize we need help. So, thank you for spending so much of your time helping the widows & fatherless.”

There are millions of women – the widows of our time – just like this one whose boys need your help.

Contact me now and together we can heal the broken hearts of the fatherless and the widow.

Standing in the Gap,
John Smithbaker
Founding Servant
p: 1-844-472-4241 e: info@fathersinthefield.com