By Kevin Schroeder
One of the most popular and beautiful places in the state of Texas is the Texas Hill Country. The Texas Hill Country is a geographic region of Central and South Texas, forming the southeast part of the Edwards Plateau. Given its location, climate, terrain, and vegetation, the Hill Country can be considered the border between the American Southeast and Southwest. Kimble County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,607. Its county seat is Junction. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1876. It is named for George C. Kimble, who died at the Battle of the Alamo.
That first paragraph, left alone, gives just a minute glimpse of the deep history packed into the beginnings of Kimble County. It almost sounds a little too perfect. A deeper dive will reveal that Kimble County was actually founded by outlaws. That’s right, outlaws. These outlaws would use Kimble County to hide out and stash their loot-such as stolen cattle. It took the deep rooted courage of Texas Rangers and some courageous law abiding citizen’s to re-establish Kimble County as a flourishing and civilized county. A place of new beginnings.
Who would of imagined that one hundred and sixty two years later on February 3rd 2020, eighteen of America’s Heroes would gather at a Mighty Oaks Men’s Legacy Session to fight some of the toughest battles of their lives, right in the very land that once walked in darkness? That is exactly what happened. These men arrived with not having much hope for the battles they were facing. Battles such as post-traumatic stress, suicidal ideations, and hopelessness. By weeks end these warriors were full of hope because they walked through the pages of Scripture during the week and learned that there is a God who loves them and has a plan for their lives. These men are now better equipped to start down the path God created them to live. A path of light and not darkness. A path filled with the mercies and power of the Awe Inspiring God of all creation.
These men now have the opportunity to experience the same outcome for their lives that a combat veteran penned about his life in Psalm 40:1-3:
“I waited patiently for the Lord, and he turned to me and heard my cry for help. He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and they will trust in the Lord.”
A place of new beginnings.
Find Your New Beginning
The Mighty Oaks Warrior journey begins with intensive peer based programs that utilize instructional sessions, camaraderie, and team building activities that are designed to challenge our Warriors to overcome their past experiences and move forward into a life of purpose. Our programs take place all across America on Military Bases, at our Outposts, and on rural ranch lodges. Each facility allows the Warriors to appreciate the peace of nature, and have an “un-plugged” experience while they focus on the challenges they face in completing the program. View our program descriptions below, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information by clicking here.