Progression is probably the best part of skateboarding. Some nights I wont be able to fall asleep because my mind is just racing with all sorts of spots and trick ideas. This rock to hardflip out to fakie sequence below was one of those tricks that kept me up countless nights thinking about it. I’d never seen it done so I questioned over and over in my head if it was even possible, but after watching Daewon Song and Chris Haslam in Cheese & Crackers a few times I decided I had to give it a try. Literally long story short, I tried this trick for hours before I finally landed one, and was so stoked that I didn’t give up on it even though I wanted to after the first 10 minuets. Just remember that when God calls you to do something, even if you feel like you don’t have the strength, talent, or ability, and even if no one else has ever done it before, trust in God because He wants to use you and your success in this thing to display His Glory through you!!
A few months ago I got an email from a cell phone app development company telling me that they really liked MS Skate Ministry and wanted to collaborate somehow. Coincidentally I had just put out a video called “Rebel” and their company that contacted me was called Rebel Now, so I figured it was perfect timing and God’s favor that those connections were made. So they just released a Skateboarding game called Fingerboard HD that is available for download on the droid and soon for IPhone. I hope you enjoy it and hopefully through the board being in the game the people that download it will here about the perfect Love of Jesus!!
One of the key central messages that the Gospel tries to get across is not only that Christ loves us, but that we as Christ followers should love others the same way He shows love to us. I think this whole idea and lifestyle of loving others though really works best when we fully grasp the way God feels towards us. When we fully realize how loving God is to us, even to the point of His son dying on the cross for us; and when we realize and experience how quick He is to forgive us and not hold our sins against us, it is super hard for us to go through life unloving and unforgiving people. It is almost impossible to be bitter and unforgiving to people when we know that Christ feels the same way towards them as He feels towards us. I urge you today to experience the Love and Forgiveness that Christ has for us, and in doing so I hope it sparks you to live a loving and forgiving lifestyle because that is what Christ desires for us!!
I was super blessed to get to go to Virginia this past weekend and host a contest at one of the local skateparks out there. There was a good turnout and as well as getting to give away a bunch of skate stuff to all the contestants I got to share with them the message of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice paving the way for us to spend an eternity in Heaven with our Father. I hope to be back up north soon and skate with all my new friends!!
One of my great friends Matt Batchelor took a bunch of brand new MS Skate Ministry stickers over to India with him this past week and this is what he sent back to me. Matt is over there filming a documentary with an organization that teaches kids that would probably never have the opportunity to surf. If you see any MS Skate Ministry stickers around your town be sure to take a photo and post it on the MS Skate Ministry Facebook page!
This past week I was traveling all over Tennessee getting all sorts of opportunities to do ministry. My friend Cody that booked it all kept me super busy from playing at women’s conferences, preaching at several different youth groups, and even speaking 5 times at a few of the public schools out there. Overall it was a great time and I hope to get a chance to make it back out to that beautiful state!!
Recently I went through the long and drawn out process of becoming a fully tax exempt 501c3 non-profit organization….and even though it was a time consuming costly thing to do I am beyond blessed that I applied and was approved. Basically what this all means is that MS Skate Ministry now can receive tax exempt donations to continue the work of the skate ministry. So I just want to thank those of you that have supported MS Skate Ministry so far prayerfully and financially….and I am so glad that you partner with us to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to many around the world that might not ever hear it!!
The about video below is to hopefully share the vision of MS Skate Ministry with you….and hopefully inspire you to get behind the efforts of MS Skate Ministry in spreading the Good News of Jesus!