It was August of 2018. Our Church, Thrive Community Church, was in the middle of 21 Days of Prayer. Each night, Monday thru Friday, 7-8PM, members of the church gathered for prayer and worship.
At this point, I was discouraged about the progress of No Longer Fatherless (NLF). Everyone involved in the leadership of NLF was a volunteer, we all had other full-time jobs. I was full time selling real estate along with part-time leading the K-5th grade services at Thrive Church.
No Longer Fatherless hosts a new mentor training class every couple of months. At this point in 2019 we had finished 4 classes. In between classes I am always recruiting for the next one, sometimes following up with people who have said "Maybe" or "I will, I just can't right now."
The week before Father’s Day 2019, Chris found out some hurtful news about his chances to become a father. The doctor said at this time he and his wife are unable to have children. They are newly married, having a child was next in their life together. It was a tough week for their family.