Written by Steve Smith, Men's Fraternity of Wakulla Wednesday, 17 September 2008 19:02
News & Updates September 15, 2008
- The new video series “The Quest for Authentic Manhood” has begun at
both locations and is being well attended. See the front page of our
website for details, time & locations. This weeks topic is “The
First Step to Authentic Manhood: ‘Looking Back’”, the good, noble and
missed moments in my life…”There’s always room for one or two more and
you can always pick up on the day’s topics with each showing.
- Disaster Preparedness, Relief & Recovery activity has subsided
pretty much. We have been getting some calls from folks that have
needed trees removed or some repairs made to keep the weather out,
we’ve responded to them as we could. Unfortunately, some have been
more than we’ve been able to take care of. I would remind you for
reasons of safety & security it is necessary for volunteers to be
registered before we can send them out from Volunteer Wakulla or in
some cases through Men’s Fraternity of Wakulla. Forms are available
through our website or Volunteer Wakulla’s website.
- Men’s Ministry Activities are also coming in as word gets out that
there are men willing to be neighbor’s helping neighbors. This is a
great ministry for us to share the love of God through service to our
community while fellowshipping with each other. We are on the edge of
connecting with other men in the community to join this effort, please
keep this in your prayers each day. We are going to try to get these
on our Ark-Almighty link on our website as they come in and are
- An important Excerpt from All Pro Dad: So many young boys today grow
up in an atmosphere of little to no male influence. Many boys are
raised in a single-mother household, spend their infancy in daycare run
by women, and in schools with a majority of female teachers. They
don’t have a man in their life to teach them manhood apart from an
occasional coach. They have no one other than peers to ask why their
sexual drive is so high or why they have a violent tendency. They’re
more likely to drop out of school, develop a drug habit, be
incarcerated end even murdered. There is a hole in their heart that
only a father (loving male influence) can fill.
- All Pro Dad and the PTA is something we’re looking at very hard. I am
more than excited when I look at what is available through that program
for our kids and our community. I want to invite, dare, instruct, and
even challenge you to take a look at “All Pro Dads” on our website,
click on the All Pro Dads + PTA=involved fathers on the top of their
webpage. Browse the website and then tell me you don’t get excited.
Think of the impact it could have on this community if we had an
All-Pro Dads chapter in each of our elementary or middle schools
sponsored by Men’s Fraternity of Wakulla. Please check it out, pray
over it and get back to me to see how we might be able to start
simultaneous All-Pro Dads programs in our school system.
- Wakulla County Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force has asked for men to step up to the plate and join in the effort to prevent this violence against women & children in our community. Bill Lytle has agreed to be our Liaison to the Task Force but will need other men to join him in promoting that effort. Domestic and Sexual Violence affects many in our community, many who would never utter a word. Education and support will go a long way to eradicate this problem. See Bill for more details on the “CALLING ALL MEN” event October 28th.
News & Up-dates are only reports of future or current activities of Men’s Fraternity of Wakulla. It takes our ‘hands on’ participation to make things happen. Not everything is for everyone, but as we come together we can participate in area’s we enjoy. The ministry exists to “Serve God, Family & Community, one man at a time”, we can’t do that if men don’t participate in the activities. The pay might not be good, but the rewards are ‘out of this world’.
Partnering together in HIS service.
Steve Smith, Coordinator
Men’s Fraternity of Wakulla
“Serving God, Family & Community, one man at a time”
P.O. Box 1024
Crawfordville, FL 32326
These updates originally published on September 18, 2008.
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