Go Skateboard Day was on June 21st.
Here I am pictured with some of Covington, LA cops the only day they’re not taking boards and writing tickets. They actually gave the local skaters an open street parade through downtown Covington LA. Wild! The guys in front help out with the local skate ministry. I did my demo in the downtown area and then shared how God changed my life back @ the local shop.
I was so blessed to be able to do this. Jud Heald and I did a demo here in 2000, and again in 2003. I met skaters that saw me when they were 14 or 15 and are now in their 20′s. I am thankful I have remained faithful all these years and am even more passionate about Jesus and His love.
I just want to finish this life well and hear ‘God say “well done”.
All for Jesus!
I am super busy and very tired and forgetful to keep up with my blog (Sorry). God is doing amazing things! I started in Florida. Then I went to Iowa for outreaches in 2 different cities. I was part of the Annual Ice Cream Days in the hometown of Blue Bunny Ice Cream (Lemars, IA). I skated and shared Jesus. It was more of a family day gathering entertainment kind of thing, but I tried my best to be faithful to God in saying what I believed needed to be said.
I was joined by a flatland BMX rider and my good friend and Untitled teamate Dave Nelson. He is also the designer of this site. I then went to the Rize festival where I was invited to speak and skate in front a few thousand people. God spoke through me and I had a blast. Rise fest ’09 had people like Jeremy Camp and Hawk Nelson in the line up. You can see the stage and the jumbo screen in the photo I shot a little after I performed and shared Jesus.
God bless and I will write more soon.
All for Jesus!
The stage at Rize Fest
Myself & Dave Nelson of Untitled
This how I pack for 2 weeks flying around the US. I am going to go 13 days straight, the cities I will be in are as follows.
Please pray for me as this will be a crazy schedule.
I want to allow God to move through me in such a way that it couldn’t be explained that I had anything to do with it.
Ft Walton Beach FL – June 16th-17th
Soux City IA – June 19th
Sheldon IA – June 20th
New Orleans, LA – June 21st
Ft. Walton Beach, FL – 23th-24th
Appomattox, VA – June 27th
I was @ Target the other day. I wandered into the toy department and I stumbled upon the Tech Deck section or (fingerboards)…. You can watch my You tube clip later. Anyway this particular one is of a young guy that I used to tour with when we had our old company Manna Skateboards. His name is Sierra Fellers and this is a toy version of his actual pro model skateboard put out by Foundation Skateboards. Sierra had a passion for Jesus and skate ministry the last time I saw him or spoke to him (which has been a while).
We were in the Livin’ It DVD together. Then, that same year, he blew up in the skateboard industry by winning the 2004 Tampa AM contest. I have tried to keep tabs on Sierra in all the magazine interviews, tours, etc. I pray God protects him and that he is the example he is called to be. I am proud of Sierra! He is the best skateboarder I had ever seen in person. We used to skate outside our hotels on tour late at night and I would watch this kid do every flip trick with ease, even some of my freestyle stuff. We would take him to a spot and he would pull out everything with uncanny board control and effortless style. Sierra was the last person I ever played s-k-a-t-e with, which is like Horse in basketball. He is the closest person to ever beating me (and this seems so dumb now, but I used to be so competitive, which is why I don’t compete anymore). I just had to smile the other day when I bought Sierra’s Tech Deck toy at Target. This brought back so many memories of the old tour days with Manna Skateboards and how I got to see this kid, who was 14, grow into who he is today.
Sierra, if you read this- please get in touch! God bless.
All for Jesus
Liz and I ran 3 miles and walked 3 miles along the beach yesterday. We found these sand-dollars along the way. I am in awe of God’s great creation.
This is mine and Liz’s vacation week. This is the beach house that overlooks a golf course and the ocean on the Oregon coast. It has room for 12 people, so it is somewhat too big for just us. God is good in all the ministry stuff we are doing, but it is good for us to get away and spend time together without distraction (except to write this blog, of course). This month is a busy month, so please stay tuned and pray for all the rad things God has planned.
All for Jesus
I’ve been doing so many demos, that I wore my shoes down to the foam. I like to have my shoes nicely broke in so I can have a good feel of the board. Last Sunday I was invited to speak @ a small church in PA and do a little skate demo, I did the demo and afterwards I decided to get rid of my worn out sheos that I had been skating in for some time now. I discarded them in a proper manner, but 10 minutes later this little boy comes up to me holding my old stinky skate shoes and asks if I would autograph them. I am so thankful to have great sponsors that help me out. Circa footwear is a huge brand in skateboarding. Even though I am not on the team roster it is still rad to be flowed 4 pairs of new shoes when I need them. God is good and I am blessed. Next week I take my wife on a week long vacation!
Live for Jesus!
I was in PA this weekend, and it went well. I got to go to a high school and skate on Fri. I did a complete demo and even ollied a few kids including the principal (I love skating!). Of course I couldn’t share my faith, but I invited kids to talk with me afterward or mostly just t0 come to the main event the following day to hear the rest.
I was supposed to do 3 short 10min. demos during the day on Sat. I was at the counties annual family day. I skated that night to about 200-300 people in a small pavillion and then I shared how Jesus changed my life. I didn’t feel I should do any sort of formal alter call, so I just prayed and encouraged people to talk to me afterward.
I hung out with the local skaters and one really got me stoked. This kid named Cody is one of those “diamond in the rough” skaters. It is clear he has fun skating, which reminded me of why I still skate. So Cody if you read this, it was rad skating with you bro’. Thank you Pastor Mark for hangin’ with me and supplying me with plenty of Red Bull.
God bless and I pray you all had a good Memorial Day weekend.
This is a group from Finland that has an action sports ministry that came to visit me on Tues.
The couple on the right go to Bethel Church in Redding, CA.
I loved hanging with these guys, they even prayed for the pain in my right foot and it went away. I am so thankful for God’s faithful servants. Have you ever heard God say something or allowed Him to use somebody in a divine way to meet a need in your life? If so please comment.