Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Words to live by
"Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs"
Recent incidents have reminded me of those words.
In addition to teaching all the basics of safe and ethical angling, the program combines long-term mentoring and positive life skills with conservation education in one powerful and adaptable package.
Here's how it works:
Children learn all the skills necessary to fish safely on their own in a variety of settings, and the ability to teach others. Long-term mentors provide ongoing social support to motivate children to adopt fishing as a wholesome pastime, and encourage them to enjoy it regularly with their friends and family.
Children take an active role in conservation in their own communities and develop ethical attitudes about the outdoors.
Children are empowered by a new, fun activity and positive life skills, such as creative decision-making, problem-solving, goal setting, patience, and camaraderie. Shared experiences with friends and family help children better communicate and interact with each other. They gain confidence and find a new sense of respect and responsibility for themselves, their friends and family, and their community.
I know adults and have met adults recently that need to get back to a program like HOFNOD. We as adults need to be a shining example to todays youth. If your hooked on some kind of drug or abusing alcohol what kind of example are you setting for the children around you?
Let's step up to the plate and become that example that the youth of America need to see. What better way than through the most enjoyable hobby in the world FISHING !!!
I pray right now for those individuals that are struggling with the horrible addiction of drugs and or alcohol. Please reach out Your healing hand and release them from that terrible addiction. And Lord, please watch over the youth of our country and let them see the need to get Hooked on Fishing and not on drugs.
I pray all of these things in Jesus name.
Posted by Jerry Hamon at 11:22 PM