April 8-9, 2021
Guest: John Smithbaker
When John Smithbaker was born, his father had already abandoned the family and, tragically, had wanted John to be aborted. That "father wound" caused John to seek his self-worth in athletics and other ultimately empty pursuits. It’s an all-too-common story. But Smithbaker’s organization, "Fathers in the Field," is helping by finding Christian men to connect with and mentor fatherless boys.
For young children, love is spelled "T-I-M-E," so without a father in the home it can be traumatic. John Smithbaker, founder of "Fathers in the Field," experienced the forgiveness of Christ at the age of 40, and was empowered to forgive his earthly father for abandoning him as a child. His Christ-centered mentoring ministry urges the Church to play a role much like the Good Samaritan—instead of walking by fatherless boys left on the "cultural roadside," to find willing Christian men to invest time in their lives.
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