Psalms 68:5-6 “Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.”
I created Fathers to the Fatherless as a platform to raise awareness on behalf of the estimated 145,000,000 orphans worldwide. Many of these orphans are hurting, abandoned, and abused, even without food or clean drinking water in some cases. Most importantly, they are beautifully created in God’s image and deserve the love of a family just like every other child. Now more than ever I am confident that the Lord reveals certain injustices with such distinct clarity that it inevitably prompts action from its witnesses. For me, advocating on behalf of the fatherless is that vivid revelation that has awakened a strong and specific purpose for my life. This undeniable calling of restoration for broken and hurting children is one that has graciously and forever changed my perspective. I pray that this blog inspires you to seek and find where God plans to use you toward something bigger, greater, and more “eternal” than yourself.
My wife, Brittany, and I have been married for four years. I am blessed to share life with an amazing woman who loves the Lord with all of her heart and strives to serve others before herself. She challenges me to be a better man, husband, father, and friend. I am grateful to have a wife who convicts me in the many areas that I fall miserably short. Anyone who knows us well understands that I clearly “out-punted my coverage” with Britt! We have three children: two adopted from Ethiopia- Bek (11), Sha (9) and Cruz (2) – who we adopted domestically. We are confident that the Lord has continued plans to grow our family through adoption. Christ sacrificed himself to adopt us while we were still sinners and the Bible clearly commands us to act upon His example. James 1:27 says that “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” I look forward to sharing my heart with you!
With great conviction and love,