God's Great Outdoors

Dean Hulce

God's Great Outdoors - Jason Koger

October 13, 2014
Walking into a restaurant after a day at the Archery Trade Association Show, in Nashville, Tennessee, Gerry had what he calls a divine encounter. He went through the door to eat and at the same time, that today's guest Jason Koger was going in as well. Gerry handed him a tract because he had a camouflage shirt on and invited him to join him for dinner. Jason lost both of his hands in an accident where he was electrocuted with high voltage while riding an ATV. It was clear after a few moments Jason had a relationship with Jesus Christ, and also emitted the joy of the Lord. He shares about his accident, the loss of his hands, his wife having to deal with a baby, a small child and him, even having to feed all threat dinner time which caused a decision that Jason had to make that will certainly challenge every listener. Jason also tells how he got back into the outdoors and hunting turkey and deer and where God took him after the accident.

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Jim McNamara, a taxidermist from Lima, Ohio shares about the business and how over the years taxidermy has changed, allowing people in his trade to create such life-like mounts of birds, fish and mammals. Jim also tells the story of how he almost died on a duck hunt and at one point he realized or accepted the fact that he wasn't going to make it. Jim had no fears because he realized that despite leaving his loved ones behind that God would take care of them and he was at peace at being with the Lord, but obviously he survived the situation.
October 6, 2014
Paul Meeks who for many years owned the treestand company called API Outdoors, is the guest on this week's Trail to Adventure! Paul shares how he got started in the treestand industry with API being the first aluminum stand to appear on the market and by the time he sold the business it was the number one manufacturer of treestands. Gerry and Paul spend the majority of this interview talking treestand safety to help the listeners understand the importance of the topic and seriously consider their need to wear safety harnesses while doing their hunting adventures.
September 29, 2014
Gerry travels to the northeast corner of Ohio to take part in a ministry of the likes he had never seen before. The event was a multi-species fishing tournament where a small fish like a blue gill that was caught at the event could actually be the winner over a larger species fish, such as a muskie. It all worked on percentages, and the technique in judging is explained by this week's guest Roy Hendrickson. The lake the church was using was public access and was actually in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, but you will discover that this ministry outreach is designed also to share Christ and can even be done on a small farm pond that has several species of fish.
September 22, 2014
Pheasant City Lodge in Wessington, South Dakota, is the home of Kevin and Kristie Tevedal. The two share how they use this pheasant hunting facility in what is considered the top state for these game birds as a way to minister to others. Men's ministry , father/son, father/daughter ministries, women's retreats, church groups,and more all have used this facility for outreach. Both Kevin and Kristie share personal stories of events, actions, and testimonies of ministry they have seen take place at the lodge.
September 15, 2014
Renowned wildlife photographer and outdoor writer, Charlie Alsheimer, is this week's guest. Gerry drops in on Charlie at his farm in New York and the two discuss how Charlie got involved in the outdoors. Charlie also shares that it was during his tour in Vietnam, and because of his boss, an avid photographer, that he purchased photography equipment while there and got started. Interestingly enough, he cannot remember even taking one photo before this time. Charlie shares how he started wildlife photography and then began writing an article for a local paper. With time he started speaking in churches and now has seen many come to Christ at game dinner events and such.
September 8, 2014
Photographing mountains, fields, streams, seashores, and much more is the topic with this week's guest Dr. Charles Stanley. Dr. Stanley shares how he got involved in photography to include even developing all of his own photographs which are featured on just about all of the In Touch Ministry's items available to the public. He tells how awestruck he is by God's creation and by the memories surrounding the photos. Dr. Stanley also tells of his early years of fishing, hunting, and shooting, but how the absence of a father in his life to do these things with were clearly remembered in later years when he was a man. He offers to the audience that they may not think that taking a youngster fishing that has no father figure is a big deal, but he assures them that it is and how it can leave a lasting impact for eternity.
September 1, 2014
With the startling fact that one out of every three hunters who climb into a treestand in order to pursue big game will have an accident, GGO always has a program each year at this time to address the subject of safety. This program is a rendezvous with Keith Jones from Seat of the Pants Safety Harnesses, owned by the Summit Treestand Corporation. Keith shares with Gerry about not only the evolution of the treestand that goes back to just nailing boards in a tree, but also the safety harnesses and how dangerous these items and designs were in the early days. Today's treestand sand safety harness systems are policed by the Treestand Manufacturer's Association and are the top of the line, if people follow the recommended instructions that come with each product.
August 25, 2014
The founder and past president of Christian Bowhunters of America, David Roose, visits with Gerry at a Centershot event in Roscommon, Michigan. The two talk about how both archery and one's love of bow hunting can be used to exalt Jesus Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior. Dave tells the story of how as a tent making pastor while working on a job, near his Cadillac,Michigan home, God began to give him ideas about the CBA ministry. The fact is, over the course of the day, the Lord laid out the idea for the ministry as Dave jotted down the ideas that came to him as he worked that project.
August 18, 2014
This week's program takes place in Nebraska along the historic North Platte River, where folks heading the West Coast traveled by wagon train. Gerry's guest is Russ Toby, of Toby's River Bottom Outfitters. Russ shares how he was born and raised in the Maxell, Nebraska area and now has an outfitting business for deer and turkey hunters in the area. He goes on to tell how he grew up, experiences that he has had, and his using all of this, plus his relationship with Jesus Christ, to share one-on-one with his clients. Russ also tells about his church's outdoor expo and their reaching the community through this annual event.
August 11, 2014
A voyage on a bass boat in Michigan is where Gerry visits with Jay Yelas one of the top professional bass anglers in the United States. Jay shares how he got involved in fishing and then moved towards the pro fishing circuit and how difficult this career can be. Both men also discuss the opportunities for sharing the Lord with people who enjoy time in God’s creation and how it is something that every outdoor person is able to do. They look at the conferences that God’s Great Outdoors does teaching how to do outdoor ministry and how this can help individuals and church ministries get on board with these evangelistic opportunities.
August 4, 2014
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About God's Great Outdoors

Join us on The Trail to Adventure a weekly 25-minute radio program that takes you on the journey to meet with well-known Christians who enjoy the outdoors.

About Dean Hulce

Dean Hulce was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he spent every weekend in the woods or on the water with family and friends.  After graduation he married his highschool sweetheart Linda.  They have two boys and 5 grandchildren. 

Dean has written for several hunting and fishing magazines over the last 25 years. He has guided  hunters and fisherman as well as run hunting fishing camps from South Texas to Alaska and many states and provinces in between.  In the last 10 years Dean has written a daily devotional that goes out to thousands each day. He had published 5 devotional books, using hunting stories to bring a message to people.  He has traveled across the USA speaking to groups, spreading the gospel through outdoor experiences.

Dean has no doubt that God has prepared him his entire life for his position with God's Great Outdoors Ministry 

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