DTC Stories

Defending the Cause: Redeeming the Day

Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.” ~Psalm 119:134 (NIV)

The most amazing thing happened to me recently and I wanted to share it with you.

On January 16, 2022 I was at North Valley Church in Phoenix, AZ helping them to launch Fathers in the Field in their community. As I prepared to share this amazing ministry to the congregation, I realized that in this city, in this state, approximately in this month, 58 years prior my Dad abandoned my sister, my mom and me, while I was still in my mother’s womb. In this very state this man abandoned his responsibility to his family. Now, 58 years later, God is redeeming the fatherless here.

God took this terrible act of evil by my father, adopted me as His son and charged me with helping His people intentionally help fatherless boys like me.

I am sharing the video with you with the simple request that you watch it in its entirety, that you might see the redemption of a day by our Heavenly Father.

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Please join me in helping churches across our country to begin redeeming the lives of these precious fatherless boys and their families.

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