The King's Fishers Ministries
"serving the hopeless a RAY OF HOPE"
The Early Years
It all began around this time (see picture on left) when two misfits (Richard and Tracey who
were known as Tripster and Sister Moon at that time) were hitch-hiking around the country
searching for the truth. The world may have looked down upon them but God saw them and He
loved them (Romans 5:8). He revealed His truth to them, "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the
truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me' (John 14:6)." The Lord had a
hope and a future for those two souls according to Jeremiah 29:11. He radically saved
Richard and Tracey on Easter Sunday in 1994 (2 Corinthians 5:17). They loved the Lord and
hungered for Him. They also loved each, got married and a year later had their first-born son,
Joshua and a couple of years later, they had another son named Zachary
(see pictures on
right).


The Call
In 2005, God rocked their world that they were creating. This intense shaking caused them to
seek the face of Jesus for wisdom and direction. God spoke and He was calling them out to
return to the people they used to party with but now to share the truth with them. He first spoke
to Tracey that they were to go to the National Rainbow Gathering but she refused to tell her
husband because she wanted to know for sure that this call was indeed from God. You see,
Richard and Tracey who were once hippies in the 90's (see above), had transformed into a
more conservative lifestyle (see left). God spoke the exact same call to Richard and when he
told Tracey what was  spoken to him, they were in awe of God's revelation and rejoiced in their
journey ahead. They found out that the Gathering was in West Virginia which was not too far
away since they lived in Michigan. They decided that they would just go to The Gathering and
leave the boys with their grand-parents in Canada.

Fulfilling the Call
Several hours of driving in the heat of a July afternoon had past. Richard and Tracey arrived at
their first Rainbow Gathering in which they had not attended in about eleven years. Their first
emotion was an overwhelming rush of intimidation as they viewed the various cultures flocking
to the entrance of the national forest. They continued to walk into the enemy's camp with only
their beloved dog held by a leash and an assurance that God was with them. Immediately at
the trail head, the presence of all the strange spirits were discerned by the two, as idols were
worshiped and demonic rituals were practiced.  A nervousness came upon them which
shouted doubt offering temptations to retreat back to their comfort-zone... home. However,
they stopped, put their eyes back on Jesus and asked God to direct them to the Christian
camps. They kept walking up the path, passing camp after camp. Finally, they came to a camp
called Living Waters. Tracey was completely discouraged by this time, but Richard  asked her
to just trust him.  Someone approached them asking if they needed help. Before they left for
The Gathering, Richard had previously spoke on the phone with other Christians who were
coming to The Gathering as well. All they knew were the Christians' names and where they
lived. The young lady that approached them,  told them where they could go to camp and then
they came across this man with very long dreadlocks and beard. The initial thoughts of Richard
and Tracey were that this was another pot-smoking hippie.  He gently asked them if he could
help them and Richard blurted out two of the names of the Christians that he had remembered.
The man declined that he was the first person but he was definitely the second person
mentioned.

Here, God showed them that they were in the midst of another brother in Christ but they
couldn't look past his appearance to see that. A spirit of religion had blinded them over the
years therefore over that weekend they did a lot of repenting and seeking God. God broke that
bondage over them and He instructed them to make some changes in them. He told Tracey to
start growing dreadlocks and Richard grew out his hair and got a septum piercing. Meanwhile
at this Gathering the new freedom felt by the couple, gave them a new fire within causing an
increased love for the lost and a boldness. They met some beautiful people and new Godly
relationships were made. Two older couples that they had met,  propositioned Richard and
Tracey to move to North Carolina and help pioneer a Bible community on an unestablished
farm (see pic on bottom right) God had already stirred Richard and Tracey to leave and go out
in faith but they didn't have any details yet. God had just revealed the details of where He
wanted them to go...The Farm.
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arriving at the
Rainbow Gathering
2005-our 11th anniversary
5 days before we
came to Jesus
playing with poi
several walks of life at a
prayer circle-not Christian
the proposition of The Farm
Richard just lost his job and we knew there
was quite a journey ahead
The Beginnings
Joshua
Zachary