This year for Fathers day we want to draw attention to one of our partners (The Mentoring Project) who has helped us address the massive issue of fatherlessness in our city and state through our Love Providence mentoring initaive.
This Sunday, we will be presenting our fathers with a special gift, as well as giving a gift to the fatherless in their honor.
“The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.” + Proverbs 20:7
“God wants men to be free. Free to demonstrate toughness when a situation or relationship demands it. Free to display grit, strength, commitment, and decisiveness under the Holy Spirit’s direction. God also wants me to be free to demonstrate tenderness, sensitivity and humility. Free to be vulnerable enough to foster intimacy and to shed tears. Authentic masculinity produces a divine elasticity in men. Finally they can lead with firmness, then submit with humility. They can challenge with a cutting edge, then encourage with enthusiasm. They can fight aggressively for a just cause, then moments later weep over suffering. Secure, free, authentic men leave a mark – on their colleagues, friends, wives, and especially their children.”
+ Bill Hybels