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John and Tracey Smithbaker
John and Tracey Smithbaker
It is with great excitement that Tracey and I invite you to be our guests at the inaugural Heroes of the Fatherless Summit. We can’t wait for you to join us at the incomparable Broadmoor Resort and Spa in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 12-15, 2019.

Together we’ll take in the colors and grandeur of the Rockies at the foot of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. Refreshing days and cool nights will give rise to a spirit of refreshment and relaxation. Feel free to relax at the spa, hike in the mountains, or take in one of the many attractions Colorado Springs has to offer.

We’ll also engage with nationally-known speakers who bring an authoritative voice to the issue of fatherlessness in our nation. Inspiration will be in no short supply as those who have been blessed and changed by the ministry of Fathers in the Field will also grace our gathering.

Most importantly, we want to connect and to say “thank you” to all those who’ve helped this ministry reach significant milestones as we celebrate our 10th anniversary of ministering to fatherless boys.

You’ll be among the first to hear of a new vision of impact as The Great American Rescue Mission is launched. I’ve included a copy of the book by the same name as a special early gift – just for you.

By the Lord’s mighty hand, you are written into the ongoing story of this ministry and how it will be used in the years to come towards even more life-changing benefit than even we can imagine. I hope you enjoy all the book has to offer and are as blessed by its message as I was by writing it over the course of the past year.

In your exclusive, pre-release edition The Great American Rescue Mission you’ll learn that this ministry is far more than a mentoring outreach that engages fatherless boys, single mothers, churches, and mentor fathers. In fact, Fathers in the Field has been given a unique and God-sized role at a critical tipping point in the culture and history of our nation. I also believe you’ll be encouraged, and maybe even surprised, how the broad the ministry’s effects reach when we consider the myriad of stakeholders involved and the integrated layers of impact achieved on our youth, on broken families, the hurting our communities, on the local church, and our nation.

As you consider your plans for the fall of 2019, I sincerely hope they include a trip to Colorado Springs to join other like-minded couples who are truly “heroes of the fatherless.”

See you in Colorado…

John and Tracey Smithbaker