Updated: Apr 13
Sometimes, when you love kids like we love them at Dream Center Evansville, it can hurt when they don’t have everything they need to succeed.
I’m a father of three kids, and I know that I’m willing to do whatever it takes to help them be successful followers of Jesus. And I know it takes a lot.
I’m blessed to have had amazing parents that didn’t always get it right, but on the most important things, they did. Beyond them, I had an amazing set of teachers, mentors, bosses and friends that helped me become the man I am today.
Here’s the one thing I want you to take away. Our parents love their kids.
I have seen parents sacrifice their time, money and energy for their kids. I’ve seen parents’ eyes light up during a Christmas musical performance – all with their cell phones out proudly taking video.
The beauty in our families is the fact that in the face of serious challenges, they persevere and overcome. One of our moms put it to me this way.
"My dedication to my kids overwhelms any shame I might feel in doing what I need to do for them."
If you’re a parent like me, maybe you can relate to that. That parent is Brittney, who I’ll talk about in the next article in this series.
Think with me for a moment about mentors you had as a child – the ones who helped you become the person you are today. Maybe it’s time for you to consider providing that same love and support to a child who needs that very thing. One of our goals this year is to recruit 25 Christian mentors for our kids.