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DFW White Bass Tournament with Devotional #13196944 06/26/19 07:04 PM
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Gentleman and Ladies,

I am hesitant on writing this only because it will cause me to have to follow through.....

I am sure this has been done before, but I was wondering if there would be any interest in a weekly, to once a month, white bass tournament followed by a 10 minute devotional. I am not a preacher and quite frankly out of my comfort zone. However, I have been on a mission to really try and step up my active faith, and I need a reason to justify to my wife why I need to fish more! smile

I envision this to be a low key, no fire and brimstone type of message. Just a group of folks coming together to fish, share a few stories, and come together in the word. I want it to be affordable, so something like $20 to $25 a boat, with half going to charity and the other half to the winner. I do not have everything figured and and welcome suggestions.

I am open to making it on a different lake each time. If this is something you would be interested in, please let me know. If we do not have enough interest, it's all good. Just willing to put something together if there is. Comment below if you are interested! Thanks again! Brett

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Re: White Bass Tournament with Devotional [Re: Brett Fishes] #13196987 06/26/19 07:38 PM
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Count me in. That would be great. Maybe even have an evening event every now and then. I think $25 a boat is reasonable.
Just a simple fun fellowship event. Best of 10 kind of thing.

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I can't afford the tournaments and rarely catch what I am targeting.
I would however be interested in stopping in for the devotional if I am fishing out of same ramp as tournament.
Will keep an eye out for when and where you are meeting.

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Love the idea! Maybe extend it to 20-30 after a few meets. 10 minutes is just enough to get folks to thinking. Then build on it. Just my thoughts. God gave us the water, fish and great outdoors! Great opportunity to give thanks and hopefully touch those that need it!

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depending on location, I'd try


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I'm IN. I am also a Lay Pastor at my church and "preach" at the local Assisted Living Center. So I can help with that too..


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Definitely agree... was thinking of making this a working man's type tournament ... so held on a weekday which is why I said 10 minutes or so. 2 hours fish time followed by a devotion. If we had it on a Saturday then it would open up to more time. I'm flexible to how we set it up and am open to changing things as we go if we get the buy in.

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I'd be in on this if the time and locations worked out. You might consider Saturday morning, first light to mid morning or something, get started early and then get off the lake early before it gets too crazy.


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Very interested. Brett what is your home lake so we could have an idea off the general area?


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Count me in!

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I'm in Parker county but will travel any where and everywhere. I want to make it convenient to everyone if possible. Would a weekend be better than a working mans tournament Monday through Friday tournament?

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I'm in Parker county but will travel any where and everywhere. I want to make it convenient to everyone if possible. Would a weekend be better than a working mans tournament Monday through Friday tournament?

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I'm interested...

I like the idea of changing lakes. I'm open to either format...week days or weekends. I'd be more into fishing to 2 or 3pm though...

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Another good way to bring GOD'S kingdom here on earth.

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I like the idea, and Im interested if some of the West of the DFW area lakes were on the list. Bridgeport, PK, etc. I could probably do a few metroplex lakes as well if they were on weekends.

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Ok folks! Where is everyone located. I'm ready to work on the details! Hopper I think a fish fry would be great and or some of us cleaning fish and donating them. It really is going to determine the amount of folks willing to participate.

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Count me in, located in Jack County peep

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haha! I love it Bass

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Im in for just about anywhere on the west side. Located in Johnson County, Merica.

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I will be interested. My picks are as follows:
Grapevine
Cleburne
Eagle Mountain
Lake Arlington
Lavon
Ray Roberts

Best of 5 fish or something like that. I always have my cleaning supplies with me, so If I don't need those fish that day I would help in filleting.
Evening or Weekends I will be flexible.

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Other good lakes would be Tawakoni, Richland Chambers, Whitney, Aquilla,


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I think once a month on an early Saturday morning would be best. Working men/women work during the week and they'd have to miss work if employer even allowed that. In addition to short devotional I think a testimony or two from the participants would be good. If the event is a team event, then I'd say weigh the best 10 fish. If an individual event, then weigh best 5 fish. Also, most tournaments have a big fish prize.

I didn't see a specific charity mentioned. Some good Christian ones are the Salvation Army and the Billy Graham Association. Also, two people need to administer the proceeds to ensure funds are handled as advertised and to protect you.

I believe God wants Christians from all denominations to unite (call ourselves United in Christ or Christians United) rather than be stand-alone islands. We can accomplish more for our Lord united than separate. This gathering can be a mini version of that vision. Thanks for your initiative. Dennis

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Sounds great ! I'm in .
Originally Posted by Dennis Christian
I think once a month on an early Saturday morning would be best. Working men/women work during the week and they'd have to miss work if employer even allowed that. In addition to short devotional I think a testimony or two from the participants would be good. If the event is a team event, then I'd say weigh the best 10 fish. If an individual event, then weigh best 5 fish. Also, most tournaments have a big fish prize.

I didn't see a specific charity mentioned. Some good Christian ones are the Salvation Army and the Billy Graham Association. Also, two people need to administer the proceeds to ensure funds are handled as advertised and to protect you.

I believe God wants Christians from all denominations to unite (call ourselves United in Christ or Christians United) rather than be stand-alone islands. We can accomplish more for our Lord united than separate. This gathering can be a mini version of that vision. Thanks for your initiative. Dennis

Amen

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Ok folks - I need you to PM please your email and cell if you feel comfortable. I will be building a list of folks and that are interested and reaching out. I appreciate it.

I have had several people reach out to me about families. Yes this will be a family event. I am excited to see what this turns into. Please be patient with me as I start putting this together.

Brett

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PM sent.

Thanks

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Thanks JWC!

Keep them coming folks - I have a meeting Friday that may start this in motion! I have to remember that the gospel started with 12 disciples.... regardless of the amount that will show up, it's still going to be great.

The battle that I have is trying to find a location that is not too far from folks, so everyone can participate and that's just not possible. I realize people have their comfort zone in traveling with a boat.
I also want the biggest bang for the time and energy that will go into this. Just speaking out loud!

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Just set a date, place & time and I'm sure you will get some takers. I may not make all of them but will try my hardest to support the cause. Plus it's just fun.
Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them".

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That sounds great. I am in. cannot commit to every month but would try

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I'm in , Cedar Creek !!!!, keep me posted , Thx

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