Prairies

Welcome to the OATH Texas Prairies and Lakes Chapter page !   This chapter was created on July 10, 2017, and we are incredibly excited to see where God takes it.  If you or your friends and family would like to directly donate funds to support the OATH Texas Prairies and Lakes Chapter, you may do so safely and securely using the PayPal button below.  Once you donate via this link, you’ll receive an auto receipt with the OATH EIN that you will be able to use for your tax purposes.  This PayPal button has an embedded code that will earmark the money received via its use specifically for the OATH Texas Prairies and Lakes Chapter, so you can rest assured that your donation to the OATH Texas Prairies and Lakes Chapter will go to the OATH Texas Prairies and Lakes Chapter !

 

If you are uncomfortable donating via the online option, you can mail a check (made payable to OATH) to the address of

OATH, Inc.

27314 Piney Ranch Lane

Katy, TX

77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “OATH Texas Prairies and Lakes Chapter” so that we can earmark it appropriately.  Once your check is received, a charitable donation receipt will be mailed to the address shown on your check for your tax records.   

Tim Truax – OATH Texas Prairies and Lakes Chapter Field Officer

Tim Truax heads up our OATH Texas Prairies and Lakes Chapter, and we are honored to have his support and his outdoors expertise on our OATH team.  Tim was born in Waco, Texas and went to Denton Ryan High School where he graduated in 2004.  After graduation, he joined the Navy and went to Boot Camp on January 3, 2005.  From there Tim went to Lemoore, California where he went through A-School to be an Air framer.  He was first stationed in VFA-94 out of Lemoore.  While in VFA-94, Tim was deployed to Iwakuni, Japan.  After returning from his first deployment, he cross rated to Avionics Tech and then went to school in Great Lakes, Illinois and also Pensacola, Florida to become an AT.   After school in Pensacola, he was stationed in Whidbey Island, Washington in VP-1 where he was deployed with VP-1 to Qatar.  While in Qatar, Tim received his enlisted aviation warfare qualification, which is one of the accomplishments of which he is most proud.  From there, he went back to the F-18 world, checking into VX-9 in China Lake, California until he was honorably discharged from the Navy in December 2012.

In January 2013, Tim was offered a job as an Instrumentation Technician at Space Exploration Technologies in McGregor, Texas.  He worked at Space X from January 2013 until May 2016 when he left Space X to join his family’s plumbing business, working with his parents and younger brother.  Tim says, “God has truly blessed our business, and this opportunity has been a unique learning experience for me.  I am currently working as an Apprentice Plumber and going to school through the Local Plumbing Union twice a week.”

Tim and his wife, Faith, currently live in Axtell, Texas.   They have two children, a two year old son named Silas and a 9 month old daughter named Lydia.  They are expecting another baby girl in November, 2017.  Tim also has a 9 year old daughter, Addison, from a previous marriage, who lives in Fresno, California.

Pertaining to his love of the outdoors, Tim says, “I am an avid hunter and fisherman.  Currently, I mostly dove and duck hunt.  I have dove hunted since I was about 16.  Last season was my first year to duck hunt, and I have become quite addicted.  My brother, Matt, first introduced me to duck hunting.  We use it as a time to decompress, along with my dad, since most of our time together is in a work atmosphere.  Duck hunting gives us a chance to spend time with him and not talk about work.  As for fishing, I mostly fish local stock tanks and ponds.  I also enjoy passing on my love of fishing to my 9 year old when she visits us in the summer, and now my 2 year old who is just beginning to show interest in fishing and hunting activities, even if it’s just playing with minnows or blowing a duck call.”

Outside of hunting and fishing, Tim coaches High School Baseball in a Christian home school organization called Texas Wind.  He is currently the Third Base Coach as well as the Assistant Infield Coach.  Tim says that he loves being able to share the love of Christ with young men, while utilizing his passion for sports.

Tim closes by letting folks know of his love of the Lord.  “I trusted Christ as my Savior when I was 8 years old.  My parents led me to Christ using the Roman Road to Salvation in my living room in Hewitt, Texas.  I was also baptized when I was 8.  I spent my entire childhood going to church every time the doors were open.  When I joined the military I did not step foot back in a church until October of 2012.  That’s when God started a transformation in my life.  I checked into an 8 week outpatient alcohol rehab facility in San Diego, CA.  While in rehab, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what God wanted from me.  During that time, I rededicated my life to Christ, and I have not looked back from that day.”

If you are an Outfitter/Guide, local business owner or general member of society that loves and cares for our Veterans and would like to discuss hosting or supporting an OATH event in the OATH Texas Prairies and Lakes Chapter, please contact Tim Truax at your convenience.