What started out as a morning trip to our local lake with a nieghbor friend of mine in early morning of November 2014 has turned this ol city boy into a full fledged fishing manaic(no pun intended)..Well as i write this blog im still in awe at where the Lord has allowed our ministry to venture to and from. Since that trip in early Nov. (which was the first time for me and my first catch) Ive been HOOKED!! Well as you all know running the day to day operations along with my wife and some awesome volunteers we have partnered up with many local churches,ministries,buisness,companies,foundations,parents and lodges to find solutions in reaching our younger generation. Recently our board of directors approved a deep sea fishing trip in Riveria Beach Fl @ Phil Foster park with www.goodnewsfishing. While watching a fishing channel I saw a segment and called the number, Captain Tony and i chatted for a full hour and lo and behold we set a date for the youth aboard a 30 ft Contender. The youth that were selected was a tough choice because of the number of youth we have and the capacity that we can take on the boat, Dana Telesco (my bride) solved that rather quickly and determined that if the students wanted to contribute and give back to the community then they will be awared a trip of a lifetime. Well with the stanard set we had work to do and our God provided it , living in a community with several elderly folks myself and Dana met kids at the youth house and started doing service projects, We had to pull weeds cut grass, move piles of dirt, trim hedges, move a family in, and all this over summer vacation. Let me not forget to mention that July 25-27 was our Caladium Fest. the youth worked very hard all three days to make sure our town was spotless as the dog days of summer temps reached the mid 90's with the humidity making it feel like 100 degrees.( I will state for the record our t-shirts will not be black next year)...As we approached the last few weeks of summer break our plates were full and we had the pleasure to be blessed with some fun activities,the kids really showed that they wanna be guided and taught, ..As one student said..."summer usually is boring and this summer was a blast" Well as school gets ready to kickoff that means its football season....Well lets go Dragons,so proud of the youth no matter if its youth football or our local middle and high schoolers playing we support and encourage them.Stay tuned because we have some info that might excite you and your youth...A college football game and tour the campus. Do you wanna go? Do you know some youth that will enjoy this??? Ha Ha.dumb question on my part, I leave you with this, if you can go back in time, point to a place in time where you wish you had more conditional LOVE ....TEEN YEARS!! Feel free to sound off, comment, stop by, or call us.