“I often get angry at God because I will never understand what it would be like to grow up with a good father. Even as a child I would get jealous of other kids who were luckier than me because they had great dad… I am slowly learning that God is my father and better than any earthly one could ever be. I know this in fact, but I still pray that I would know it in my heart. I am learning this by experiencing the way people at Cookson Hills love and give mercy to children who have been labeled by others as “bad kids.” These examples are teaching me that God loves even those who disobey, who aren’t perfect, who have scars and bruises.”
JESSICA, Class of 2021
For the first time in their lives, many kids here experience love, patience, and mercy from an earthly father. They are surrounded by positive male role models who emanate this love, they don’t just talk about it. This is a rare and powerful thing in the world we live in.
When you give to Cookson Hills, you give those who are fatherless the opportunity to receive not only an earthly father, but also a Heavenly Father. Please join me in giving a year-end gift, providing more kids with the opportunity to experience this love, this hope — a Father to the fatherless.