Something you might not know about me, is that i love to fish!
Jesus also loved to fish! That famous quote of his “give a man fish feed his family the right way, lead a man to the edge of lake and unto the wisdom of the water, for he will ensure the destiny of his people, through the winds of fire, until the seas give witness to the earth and the creature of the water, for he who shall control a thing, can be a thing”. Jesus 33 a.d.
I love that quote! It totally get’s me amped to hit the water and do battle with those slimy finned monsters!
Recently i took four of our inner city youth group members, all male, on a weekend fishing excursion into the heart of Dark Song Forest. Located on the Pilato Indian Reservation in northern California, the forest is home to many creatures, including, some say, the very controversial, “Big Foot” or “Sasquatchian Foot” as the native peoples call him.
We camped on the shore of the beautiful Snake Shadow lake. We were hoping to catch some fat silver back lake fish, that are rumored to grow twice the recorded size, only in Snake Shadow lake. All of the boys except Joshua the oldest, had never been fishing or camping, ever. What a treat for them to get to experience one of the most exciting outdoor sports, here on Gods planet earth.
On the first day, the boys and i split up. Joshua (the oldest) and I, set out on canoe into the middle of the deep dark waters of Snake Shadow Lake. We were determined to hook into a few silver backs maybe set a new undocumented record, who knows! The rest of the boys, Glen (age 10), Manuel (age nueve) and Phillip Micheal (age 7), were sent out on an adventure. I drew up a crude map of the lake using tissue paper and a piece of charcoal from the fire pit. I directed them to follow the shoreline of the lake, three miles north past the edge of the Dark Song Forest and into the territory of the Kiltok Indians, a rival tribe of the Pilato. The Kiltoks and the Pilatos had been sworn enemies for over four hundred years. The Kiltoks hated the Pilatos, so much so that during the battle of Little Long Horn in 1758 while the warriors of each tribe battled it out on the plains of Crows Otter Valley, three Kiltok warriors snuck into the Pilatos camp, and raped the women and children as they waited for the men to return. The Kiltoks vowed to never stop killing children (Pilato children) until the Pilato people gave over the land that Snake Shadow Lake is located on.
The Pilatos never gave into the threats of course, but there is still much hostility to this day between the two tribes.
I thought it would a lot of fun for the boys to fish in shallower waters in the Northern part of the lake, an area controlled by the Kiltoks. There the waters would be teeming with fish small enough and dumb enough, to be tricked by a few nervous inner city boys, who had no fishing skills.
To make a long story short Manuel died, Glen is in a coma and Phillip Micheal is still missing.
We at The Rapture Right are asking for your help in helping these boys and their families. A memorial service for Manuel will be held at our church on 7th st, in down town Glendale, Ca on the 16th of this month. Please come down and donate to his family. We’ll be having a raffle for a trip for 4, to sunny Norwalk Ca. All proceeds of the raffle will go to the “Glen Williams Open Eyes Foundation” to help find a cure for Glen’s coma. And if you’d like to join us in the search for young Phillip Micheal, please do. We have 3, 8 hour shifts available. You’ll need a valid drivers license and a flash light. Catering provided by “Ted’s of Beverly Hills Steak House”.
We desperately need your help during this horrific time. The tragedy is still fresh in my mind and Trevor’s mind. We need help getting back on track writing songs and putting on shows, to help spread the word of God and help save the lives of those who are suffering.
Thanks again and God bless all of you….Tim