I find it interesting that if you look at secular articles, websites, and publications concerning the orphan situation in Africa, you will read that the crisis can be blamed on wars, diseases, poverty, crime, and natural disasters.  I have yet to find a secular source that mentions anything about absent fathers.  But on today's Footsteps, Wayne Craig maintains, "The root cause of the orphan crisis throughout all of Africa is the men."  Wayne serves with Every Man A Warrior--TWR's men's ministry, and he goes on to say that we must address the issue of "fatherlessness in the home."  Wayne's observation is nothing new in Christian circles.  I remember hearing a long-time missionary to West Africa make a similar point fifteen years ago.  In Africa, far too many men are absent from their families.  So today, I encourage you to pray for the Every Man A Warrior movement as it spreads across Africa.  May God use this small-group men's Bible study to change men, their families, and their culture for Christ.

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About The Author

Andy Napier

Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam (13) and John Edward (10), made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.

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