Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Story of my Life by Gwen Oatsvall | Edit Post
“I, Scott Oatsvall, before God, commit myself to raise you Jeremiah Oatsvall, to be a man of God.
I promise to love you, impart God’s wisdom to you, spend time with you, have
fun with you, and be the strategic dad you need me to be. I promise to lead you, in action and in speech so help me God. Amen".
This was a amazing day. Here is part of what our manhood ceremony looked like. I chose 8 men of faith to write a letter to Jeremiah encouraging him to be the man God has called him to be. We all met at FRA and one by one each man walked with Jeremiah and called forth in him the great potential that God has placed in him. Once the last man had finished there walk with him,we all met back up in a big room where we all gave him our personal pledge to be a mentor and friend to him . I then gave him his plaque and gave him the definition of manhood. 3H- Hungry, Humble, Holy. I then read Ephesians 6:10-18 and gave him his sword. We then called him to be a part of our group and all gave him a blessing. This was one of the most powerful and fruitful days of my life.
Any dad who may be interested in this type of ceremony for their son, I will be glad to share the details with you. One last thought...DADS DO THIS FOR YOUR SON, IT WILL CHANGE THEIR LIFE!!!