hunt of a life time


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Thank you for reviving this thread as I needed to see it... was busy wondering to myself if God really wants us to have hobbies like hunting in our lives... and here I get reminded that He can and wants to bless and speak to us through it.

Thank you for being faithful in sharing your testimony

why i hunt.............

ive killed more monster animals than anyone i know. im not a trophy hunter either. i simply dont like pulling the trigger and ending my adventure.

when i hunt however i hunt with my only companion and that is god. each time i go out alone i talk with god continually. as i see the game im after i get excited and relish the time with my father. you see the hunt to me is the experience and the memory. my goal is to shoot something for my wall, regardless of the size, on the last day so i can remember the time i spent with god.

now as i hunt and see nice animals i laugh with god and i tell him i wont shoot anything unless it is something that truly represents his magnificence and glory. you see when i shoot something i want to brag about what god did for me. thats the desire of my heart to glorify him.

now on my elephant hunt i passed many bulls between 65-76 lbs. my ph and trackers were dumbfounded. i told them unless it was something that truly magnified christ i was withholding and waiting to shoot a 30lb'er on the last day.

well on day 3 i shot a double 90 lb bull. when i saw the bull i knew god was showing me i had not been forgotten and that this world would not throw me to the wolves and leave me for dead because i am his child and his children are possesions of his that no man shall ever harm. god told me i have value and worth.

Every day when i walk through my room and see that elephant i remember that god finds favor in me and that i have value and that i am loved!



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i got a notification this thread was still running. so i thought i would give an update. as spear safaris knows i am headed to africa on my honey moon. i had booked a buffalo through him but backed out as it turned out my wife had no desire to chase things that can kill her lol.

so june 10th i get married to what has become the love of my life. with it i acquire 3 more special little girls who have stolen my heart. my elephant, and reminder god is watching over me, is in my house along with my amazing new family.

Time didnt heal, it showed me i was in a bad spot that i would have never known had my ex not left.

Rachel, my soon to be wife, has truly loved me and ive found what love means for the first time in my life. Im beyond words as to what god has done for me.

I am truly blessed and the life god has allowed me to live has been amazing.

killing a 90lb bull on my first elephant hunt is a very accurate description as to how god has worked in my entire life.

every decision ive made in life i did so attempting to do his will. so even when i made the wrong decision god blessed it in the end and used it to his glory.

Would love to hear about this hunt? Did you write a report?

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Cervus elaphus wrote on Bob Nelson 35Whelen's profile.
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian
A couple pictures of the sable i chased for miles in Mozambique, Coutada 9!! We finally caught up to him and I had the trophy of a lifetime. Mokore Safaris, Doug Duckworth PH
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