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ASHAMED TO LET SOMEONE SEE YOU PRAY?

Dec 30, 2011

Do you pray before a fishing tournament? How ‘bout if your fishing as a co-angler, do you pray in front of your boater before take off? If not, why? Is it too hard or embarrassing? Take a look at the coverage Tim Tebow is receiving in the press right now. Many of the players in the NFL do some questionable things when celebrating a touchdown. They make obscene gestures or arrogant motions and people cheer or laugh. However, Tim Tebow always prays and he is criticized for it. They think he is forcing his religion on others or being boastful of his religion. Good for him. The Bible says we are supposed to spread the news of the benefits of a relationship with Christ, EVEN IF IT IS HARD. Matthew 7:13-14 reads "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." (NIV) Remember folks, if its easy, it probably isn’t worth doing.



I had the opportunity to be on the weigh in staff for the BASS Central Open event held in Oklahoma this year. The winner on the co-angler side was by the name of Adrian Smiley. When they awarded him the winners trophy, he said “before I thank anyone, I need to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without which none of this would be possible”. That speaks volumns. Who do you thank when you win a tournament?



LONG TIME AFC FRIEND CLAY DYER RETURNS TO PRO SIDE OF FISHING

After more than two years away from the world of competitive bass fishing, the world’s most remarkable anglers has chosen the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open circuit as a blast off platform for his come back. In a recent interview with BASS, Dyer said “I fish to win. I’m going out there; I’m going to lay it on the line. I’m going to practice hard and put in my best effort to get to the Bassmaster Classic,” he said. “My ultimate goal is to be a world champion. Not to sound outlandish by saying that, but my goal is the same as any other guy competing — but I want to win more than anyone else wants to.” “I’ve been blessed,” the devout Christian Dyer said. “Angling gives me a platform to share my life story. I’m looking forward to an awesome year, trying to work hard for sponsors and to being a positive example to others.” Clay is always proud to share his relationship with Christ and how he keeps it tied into his fishing endeavors.
Chuck Boso- AFC Staff Writer
Oklahoma

 

 

 

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