To rekindle and establish the spirit of boys who have been abandoned by their fathers; mentoring them one-on-one in life skills through outdoor activities, and by sharing a Christian understanding of our Heavenly Father's love and sacrifice for His children.
Learn to do right; seek justice, defend the oppressed, take up the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. - Isaiah 1:17
Fathers in the Field works to achieve three important goals
Demonstrate to boys that they have a Father in Heaven who created, loves, and cares for them, and will never forsake them.
Demonstrate fatherly love and commitment, to repair broken spirits and prepare the foundation for future fatherhood.
Share the need for boys to forgive the failings of their earthly fathers, as our Heavenly Father forgives His children in Christ.
FATHERS IN THE FIELD UPDATE:
We would like to announce our 1st year Anniversary in celebration of the first six boys that have now signed up for their 2nd year. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support. We now have 8 boys being mentored, however there are 9 boys from our church body still waiting for men to answer God's call to mentor a fatherless boy.
Kenny Tomsen at Kennytfitfcwc@gmail.com
This is truly the most epic journey I have ever been a part of
Field Buddy Issac and Mentor Father Kenny
You would expect to hear this while sitting around a campfire at the end of an amazing hunt or maybe after backpacking the Grand Canyon, yet these are the words of Kenny Tomsen when asked to describe what it’s like being a Mentor Father. Kenny has been on some amazing journeys and lived a full life, but for him being a part of his Field Buddy Isaac’s life is the crown jewel. So who is Kenny Tomsen?
Kenny came to know Jesus as His Savior when he was 26 years old after an empty search for meaning in all the wrong places. God changed his life and Kenny knew that God wanted to use his life to reach other troubled young people; to help them see beyond the lies of the world and find hope in their Heavenly Father. God then blessed him with a job at a boy’s ranch in California, where troubled teenage boys were sent to help them learn to live an honest life. “These were the types of boys who, if left on the path they were on, were headed for jail or death. For me it was a great opportunity to share with these boys what God had done in my life and could do in theirs.”
Over the course of the next forty years Kenny worked with troubled teens and served as a Senior Pastor helping to shepherd God’s people. In every aspect of life his heart longed to find that perfect ministry that would merge his desire to help young men make good choices and his love for the Gospel. Then in October of 2016 he heard our missionary Mike McNeil share about Fathers in the Field at Calvary Worship Center in Colorado Springs and he instantly knew this was the ministry he had always longed for.
“At the time I had been out of full time ministry for 15 years. That whole time I kept praying that God would bring me back to a ministry that He thought was impactful. Here was a ministry directed towards boys that were fatherless and it touched my heart. Mike’s message was an answer to prayer.”
So Kenny took the first steps on this epic journey to help the fatherless boys in Colorado Springs, one boy and one Mentor Father at a time. Five other men answered the call that day and together in June of 2017 these six men stepped into the lives of six fatherless boys. They have hiked, fished, they have taken in as much of God’s great classroom, the outdoors, as they can get. Yet for Kenny the best parts of this journey happen when they are talking about Jesus and God’s amazing love for us as His children.
“This ministry is almost too good to be true. I tell other men just how much they are missing by not doing this ministry. You get to take your hobbies and passions for life and throw a fatherless boy in the mix. Stir in the Gospel and not only are you obeying His command to make disciples but you are helping a boy understand how priceless he is to His Heavenly Father. It is impossible to loose in this scenario!”
When I founded this ministry that sentiment is exactly what God had laid on my heart. As you read through Scripture it is impossible not to see that God is the Champion of the Fatherless (Isaiah 1:17) and that so are all who call Him “Abba” of Daddy. God’s people are commanded to care for the fatherless and to share the Gospel. Fatherless boys hearts are broken and they need so desperately to hear the Gospel. Kenny is doing just that, applying the Gospel to Isaac’s broken heart because he has experienced the healing of the Gospel in his own life.
Are you a Single Mother and would like your son to be a part of FITF?
Please contact: Kevin Steinseifer
Are you interested in becoming a mentor Father for FITF?
Andrew Kelow @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service is an integral part of Fathers in the Field ministry.
In community service, the boys develop a serving attitude towards their mothers, the church and the community. They gain great value in having their eyes opened to the needs of others when so often they are only focused on their own needs and disappointments.
If you are in our CWC Community are elderly or widowed and in need of a service such as:
Minor Repairs to fences and gates
Please Contact Dean Mueller @ email@example.com
LOCAL CHURCHES - Fathers in the Fieldworks through and equips local churches to reach out to abandoned boys in their communities.
FIELD BUDDIES - Fatherless boys ages 7 - 17 can participate in Fathers in the Field.
MENTOR FATHERS - Leadership approved Christian men who love God and the great outdoors, serve as Mentor Fathers and are asked to commit to an "intentional" 3yr mentoring relationship with their Field Buddies.
SINGLE MOMS - Fathers in the Field reaches fatherless boys through single moms who want their sons to have mature Christian male role models. The Ministry is funded through enrolled churches so there is no cost to moms.
WIDOWS - Community service is an integral part of Fathers in the Field Ministry, which identifies widows, and others in need and give boys an opportunity to serve them and in doing so, they gain a sense of accomplishment, helpfulness and self-worth.