The Impact of a Mom
Think back to your childhood. Was there anyone more influential on you than your mother? For a young man growing up without a father figure in the house, mom is everything. She is the authority. She is the comforter. She is the one who you went to in time of need.
So let me run this past you, if a mother is the single most important person in the life of a young man who doesn't live with his father, shouldn't we be empowering her to be the best person she can be for her family? Shouldn't we be doing whatever we can to ensure that the most important person in the life of our Forerunners is pushing him towards good?
We think the answer to both of those questions is an emphatic "yes". A huge part of what Forerunner Mentoring does is what we call Forerunner Family; a ministry created solely to help our moms flourish. A few weeks ago, we had our first Forerunner Family Enrichment Class. We laughed a ton as our moms and advocates got to know each other just a little bit better. The goal of this class is for our moms to build relationships with us and other moms while surrounding them with community and support. We are so grateful for the opportunity to equip our mothers with some extra tools to help her lead her family. So you go Mom. Do your thing. And remember, we're here for you if you need us.
Let's Hoop It Up!
Huge shoutout to the Lake Highlands basketball team led by Coach Duffield. These high school students have been pouring positivity and encouragement into our Forerunners and giving them someone just a few steps ahead of them to look up to. I mean, look up at the picture above. Check out Daniel in the gray shirt. You might as well give him a spoon because he is eating it up!
We look forward to getting to know our LH hoopsters better as the school year goes on and cheering them on from the stands. Click here to view their schedule and go catch a game or two! Let's go 'Cats!
Did you hear the LHHS football team mad the playoffs again this year? Did you hear Forerunner had a tailgate to support the Varsity 'Cats a few weeks back? Coincidence? I think not my friend.
Forerunner Mentoring had our 4th annual Forerunner Tailgate earlier this month. We had a couple master grillers on the grill cooking up hot dogs as a bunch of Forerunner and Wildcat supporters jumped to the moon on the bounce houses. Faces were painted. I ate too many hot dogs. A good time was had by all. Until next year!
Southwest Airlines might be onto something here. We all need some time to ourselves for a little bit of rest and relaxation. This world can be a tough place sometimes. I don't know about you, but I'm always rushing from one thing to the next with little time to come up for air. Sometimes it seems like the word "rest" is a four-letter word. I mean, it is, but you know what I mean...
Anyways, the same thing can be said for our Forerunner moms. We have been doing this thing for a while called Forerunner Getaway Days. You might be asking yourself, what is a Getaway Day? Well, let me tell you. A Getaway Day is when our Forerunner moms can take a day to relax and do something for themselves. Our moms are so busy keeping food on the table and raising their boys that they rarely get to hang out with their friends and do something for themselves.
Fishers of Fish
We here at Forerunner consider ourselves fishers of men, but sometimes it's just plain fun to be fishers of fish too! We partnered with Stewards of the Wild (SOTW) to strike fear in the gills of every fish from here to Waco. We are super thankful to SOTW for providing lunch, a stocked pond for us to fish on, and trophies for all who participated. One goal of Forerunner is to expose our young men to things they wouldn't encounter on a normal basis. I feel we accomplished that during this trip. Thank you SOTW!