Train a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. — Proverbs 22:6
|“I love fishing. I love it even more when kids catch fish.”|
– Barry "Bass Master" Whitfield / Ministry Leader
Teaching kids to take part in an adventure rather than downloading one. Helping them discover a passion they never knew they had. Guiding their curiosities towards setting goals and accomplishing them. Exposing young hearts and minds to a personal relationship with God. Sharing gifts once given to me with others gives me joy. How cool is that? Jesus!
|“Fishing is just plain fun. Fishing with kids, more fun.”|
– Ralph "Sting Ray" Watkins
I meet kids who have never had the experience of holding a wiggling pole with a mysterious creature on the line. What will they discover when the surface of the water breaks? My role as a volunteer is to help them learn how to fish. The joy a child experiences when catching a fish is contagious and keeps me coming back to serve in this ministry.
|"GOT FISH? Fishing is my sanctuary. Teaching kids how to fish is a blessing."|
– Michael "Slayer" Provins
Teaching kids how to fish and seeing the expressions on the kids faces, when first time catching a fish, is PRICELESS. We don't just teach fishing. The ministry teaches the word of God. That's why I'm blessed and honored to be part of the fishing ministry.
Fish on! I got to go... God bless young fishermen and young fishing ladies.
|"I love the look on a child’s face when he or she catches a fish! Teaching them how to fish is such a blessing. God provides the fish, and we give them right back to Him."|
– Pasquale "Big Guns Caster" Brunetto
Being a third-generation fisherman, it has always been a passion in my life. Growing up, I lived 4 blocks from the Embarcadero. My dad was always out fishing, and I didn’t have anyone to teach me how to fish. It would have been so cool to have had 22:6 Youth Fishing to teach me how to fish and learn about Jesus.
And He said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” — Matthew 4:19
|"It's fun serving with friends and helps me feel connected."|
– Nikki Gokey
I enjoy being outside in the sun and on the beautiful beaches with the kids and other volunteers. My son feels comfortable with everyone and likes playing with other kids there. I like the Bible lesson time to help remind us of all the blessings we have, even in just that one fishing day