Boys to Men of God is a Christian organization in Georgetown that exists to provide mentor-ship opportunities to boys between the ages of 4 and 12 who have experienced the absence of a father figure in their lives.
Robert Hall used to be a small business owner. When he began Boys to Men of God a few years ago, he never imagined the calling would become his new career, but the success of his project inspired him to manage Boys to Men of God as a full-time job.
Hall’s vision for Boys to Men of God derived through his leadership in a church small group named ‘Boys to Men’. The group was geared towards fathers and sons who met as a group and bonded through Bible study, outdoor activity, indoor fellowship, and of course, food.
“It’s like the big brother/big sister program on steroids. These kids are learning honor, value, integrity and the virtues of good men and women through their mentors, as well as getting help with school and family difficulties,” Hall explains.
The group personifies the phrase ‘it takes a village to raise a kid’ and took it to a different level, in which God-centered Christian fathers grouped together to help raise boys of the next generation.
After Hall’s father left, when he was just 5 years old, he lived with an abusive stepfather and then in a foster home away from his family for an entire year.
Today he is using those experiences and reaching out to boys in the community who do not have fathers at home. He connects them with mentors he never had through troupe outings and activities that “help them understand and identify the great love of God, their Heavenly Father.”
Boys to Men of God is not affiliated with a specific church or faith and is open to all boys.
He also launched “Daughters of the King” in 2015 for girls who need mentor-ship from positive role models as well. “God has blessed me and I just can’t sit back knowing these kids are out there with needs and no one is there for them.”
Hall says his life is fueled by scripture verses, “Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33), and “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Prov 3:5-6).
A Knight To Remember
“Children without a father is the saddest epidemic of our current generation,” Hall writes. Our current goal is to fund a building project so these awesome kids have a safe place to call their own for meals, activities and hang-outs.
To reach this goal, BTMOG is hosting its first major fundraiser, Tuesday, December 6 at the Georgetown Community Center. “It will be a festive, relaxed, but unforgettable night of dinner, drinks, live music, capped off with an exciting live auction featuring David Ackel and including vacations, hunting packages, craftsman furniture, guns, and custom made collectibles.” Hall says.
The event will feature more than 200 local executives, community leaders and friends. Musical entertainment will be provided by local favorite, Amy McClure.
Short of a new building, proceeds from the event will help meet some needs in fatherless homes by providing mentorship, relationship, and an environment of love and acceptance to both boys and girls in our community.
Tickets are $50 (available at EventBrite.com) and include dinner, two drink tickets, entertainment and access to live auction items. Visit BoysToMenOfGod.com.