I’ve heard more than one wise person say, “Your perception of your Heavenly Father is greatly influenced by the experience you had with your earthly father.” I believe it to be a true statement in many ways. Countless abandoned children are unable to place their trust in a Heavenly Father for fear He might leave them, let them down, not have their best interest at heart, or not really love them or value them. After all, this is what so many children experienced from their earthly fathers.
Host Fathers have the incredible, amazing opportunity to give a child a tiny window into how their Heavenly Father truly loves them. Host Dads have a profound and incalculable impact… dare I say even more so than host moms. Most orphanages and schools have workers and teachers who are all women. Men are just not around as much. Being showered with the love of a Dad is a precious gift. Fathers have the chance to re-write the script and paint a new picture of what God’s love actually looks like.
So on this Father’s Day, we would like to recognize the past, present, and future Host Dads who step up to the plate and love these kids. They are our heroes, and we are so proud and honored to serve alongside these amazing men.
Thank you, Men, for being willing to father the fatherless and live out the unconditional love of God to your host children.
This video is a tribute to the amazing fathers of New Horizons For Children…