I have a little orange Kubota lawn tractor. I love it. It is a pretty sweet little machine and makes mowing and other grounds keeping chores a snap. But to me it is more than a mowing, hauling and spraying machine....it is also my thinking seat. Really, any bonehead can sit on lawnmower seat and drive around in circles in his yard. What makes my lawnmower so unique is that I get so many sweet ideas while operating it. My mind wanders, it is relaxing- a loud noise to drown out the world, the smell of fresh cut grass and the fact that my wife thinks I'm working so hard to make her house look nice. (I forgot to mention it even has a cup holder) I really have her fooled.
Anyway, the other day I was riding along and thinking about Faith in the Field. It has been fun getting this going and to see God moving and working and stirring the hearts of other men who love the outdoors like we do. The responses we have been getting from people really is proof to us that God is in this. And that is exciting! So we want to keep this moving forward and the next place we are feeling led to go is to have some events. So here is some lawn mower seat thoughts on a couple of events...
The last weekend in June we want to have a camp out men's event at Barview Jetty campground on Tillamook Bay. The plan would be to meet at the park on Friday night. BYO tent, sleeping bags, and other camp gear, we will provide food, drinks and all associated cooking equipment. We will have some good food.
We'll have some good discussions on the things that stir our hearts as men. We are counting on God showing up and making his presence known and that will make the weekend very, very worth it.
There is also lots to do and we will leave the whole day up to you to spend it how you like. We know the power and refreshment of a day spent enjoying creation and want to make that available to you. Activities are really only limited by your imagination and what kind of gear you want to bring. If there is enough interest we could book a charter boat for a 6 hour fishing trip. We will have our boat and can take some guys crabbing on the bay. There is also clams to be had, summer steelhead to be caught in area rivers, maybe some spring chinook, elk to be scouted in the hills, ATV trails, float the Wilson, Trask, or Kilches in a kayak, pontoon or driftboat. Find an area in the hills to do some shooting. Or just explore the mountains or beaches. I love the Tillamook area because it is such an outdoorsman's paradise.
We will have an email flyer and sign up that we will send out to you if you email us and ask for one. We will probably need to cap this event depending on available campground space so if this intrests you get an email to us right away at firstname.lastname@example.org
Then starting in July it is time to get serious about hunting. We will be hosting a bow shoot every Tuesday night in July. Cost will be $5 to come and punch as many holes in our 3-D targets as you can shoot. We'll have a couple of grills going with hot dogs and the trimmings. We might have a different guy tell a hunting story each night and maybe give some tips or things he's learned either about hunting or about life to kind of wrap up the evening. Should be a blast. These events would be open to anyone old enough to hunt so bring your kids or a neighbor kid out. For more info on this please send us an email at email@example.com
Not an archery hunter and feeling left out? Let us know and maybe we'll include some clay target shooting on certain nights.
Jeff and I are looking forward to meeting more of you and making some more connections with guys who love God and love His creation.
Hope to see you at an event! I've got to go mow the lawn now :)