How it all began...
About seven years ago, I was out playing golf with a couple of buddies of mine at Sycamore Golf in Fort Worth. I grew up in this neighborhood so I was a regular there. That afternoon, I saw group of kids crossing the golf course walking from the creek with their fish poles. I yelled out "Did you catch anything?" "No!" they shouted back. A Few days later, I saw them again. Asked them again if they caught anything, and they yelled out "no, we still didn't catch anything. So. I yelled back that one day I would take them to fish at a "real lake." After that, everytime I'd go and play golf, I'd run into them and they would ask me if I was going to take them fishing. I realized that I needed to keep my word, so I met with their parents. After talking to the grandparents and guardian of these kids, I realized that everyone of these kids did not have a father present in their life. I was moved by their story and wanted to help by being a mentor or just simply taking them fishing every now and then. Never did I think that God had something else plannned. Seven years later, I am still discipling, mentoring, and taking them out fishing. However, this outreach has grown. The need has always been there only God has placed more kids in my path with the same needs. Now that more kids are asking to be apart of this outreach, I've come to realize that it was time to set up an organiziation to meet the need. I knew that if I set up an organization, I could get more volunteers to help out, so that I wouldn't have to turn down kids that really needed to be part of this outreach. My two brothers started helping me by accompaning me to our trips so that I would have enough adult supervision per group of children. I saw that the kids were getting blessed and that God was meeting the needs for supplies and volunteer help. I've prayed about this and now feel as though it was time to move forward with this outreach and alas...King's Fisherman was born. This outreach has been a blessing these past seven years. I'm excited to see what God has instore in the years to come.
PLACES THAT WE'VE VISTED INCLUDE:
POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE, LAKE WHITNEY, EAGLE MOUNTAIN LAKE, STRAWN RANCH STOCK TANKS, LAKE TAWAKONI, THE BRAZOS RIVER, THE GULF COAST SURFSIDE AND MATAGORDA BAY.