My wife and I are about to move into our new home and take a huge step of faith in a new ministry housing homeless highschool students here in Portland OR.
-Please help & join us by praying that we would have endless energy loving and caring for these students.
-Please pray for wisdom on how to go about all the guidance and correction stuff.
-Pray that these kids would know and see the love of Jesus shining through us.
-Please pray that all the money needed would be there for the kids.
People have already been asking if I will continue to travel and do ministry. The answer is YES! I am still going to travel, skate & share Jesus until God says otherwise. We are excited about this new chapter in our lives. We look forward to sharing the testimonies of trials and victories in this new adventure.
Thank you for your prayers.
Dallas was awesome and once again many people gave their lives to Jesus. This pic is of my friend Oscar doing a sound check before my message and demo. This is what the stage typicallly looks like. That square is where I will rattle out over 80 tricks in my 25min. routine and then give a 20-25 minute message.
About 7 years ago, I created a way to perform and skate in a small area so that I could easily travel and have a job skating and sharing Jesus. To make what I do relevant and more inviting to local skaters, I challenge them to duplicate a specific combo of mine. The catch is they only get one shot. If they make it they win $100.
I haven’t had anyone do it yet…..Thank God.
Have a blessed day.
Met up in Oklahoma for the Freestyle Tour last week. This is one of my favorite events to do throughout the year. The lineup was Hip Hop Artist CZ , DJ Promote, Pro Freestyle Flatland BMX’er Scott Ditchfield, and myself. We had a good turn out considering that we didn’t get to go to any schools and invite students to this free event. This was an awesome night! When it came time to give the invite for students to respond to the Gospel message, many came forward to receive prayer and counsel.
After all the hype and hoopla, seeing people come to know Jesus is all that will ever matter.
God is good.
I was invited to speak and skate in Webster Groves, MO on Wednesday night this week. I was stoked to see some really amazing skaters show up for skate night at the church. I love that these pastors are trying to reach out and connect with these kids as much as possible. I emceed a huge game of S.K.A.T.E. and then did my demo. I shared my testimony and gave a message on the love of God. The response was awesome! Most of the venues I’m at, usually about 10% of the audiences are actual skaters.
I thank God for freestyle flatland, because it is without a doubt the most appealing & easy-to-grasp style of skateboarding for any onlooker who doesn’t have a clue on difficulty of tricks.
Well, I’m flying home this morning for a few days then I’m out again next week for Oklahoma joining up with the Freestyle Tour.
This pic was funny because they put skate stoppers on the best obsticle to skate (the church building). The kids can skate the ramps in the parking lot, but they can’t skate the building. What is up with that? jk
Dallas was awesome! I got to pray with quite a few kids struggling with some addiction stuff. The theme of the night was: there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. This doesn’t mean justification of sin and making a practice of such. It means when you are in Christ and Christ is in you, it is impossible to justify and continue making a practice of sin. Recognizing sin and our daily imperfections and our need for Jesus and His salvation is evidence that the Holy Spirit is at work inside of us, therefore: there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Sometimes we need to be reminded of the overwhelming grace of God.
God bless and thanks for your prayers.
God is so good to us, I am so thankful to have such a busy schedule this month. I just want to seek the Lord and hear His voice tell me what to say at each outreach. Please pray for us.
October 6 – Dallas, TX
October 13 – Webster Groves, MO
October 20 – Broken Arrow, OK
October 27 – Dallas TX
October 31 – Sweet Home, OR
All for Jesus!
This pic is shot from my second home…..Portland International Airport.
I’m home from another week of skating and seeing God move in peoples’ lives. Last week in Hastings, Nebraska at The Freedom Experience we had over 1300 people show up and around 300 decisions to receive Jesus. I was there with my good friends Brock Gill, Outcast BMX & Vota as well as the RYC staff.
After Hastings, NE I got on a plane and went home for a night to have dinner with my wife. The next morning I flew out to Farmington, NM where I emceed a skate contest, did a demo and shared the Gospel. The church that invited me in has built relationships with these skaters and gained trust by going to the park and handing out water and food through out the year. It was encouraging to see a church get it right in terms of how to serve and care for the local skaters. The contest there was run completely by the church and it helped so much to provide a little encouragement and credibility to the talents of these local skaters. When I shared my story and gave the invite to receive Jesus, a whole bunch of hands went up. It was a great week and I’m so thankful that God used us once again to share His love with others.
It is all about Jesus
(The above picture is of the contest logo from Farmington, NM.)
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New England was awesome! The sign picture with our names on it was from Claremont, NH It was a quaint little town with a lot of great people who want to see their community fall in love with Jesus. It was good to be with Scott Ditchfield, my personal favorite flatland BMX Pro! He is just a really humble, personable guy. We tore it up at the park and preached the Gospel.
The other pic is from Thompson, CT where I skated and shared at this amazing youth facility as seen in the pic. Over 200 kids showed up and some of them received Jesus. My host Andrew was like a brother from another mother. We connected and had the same passion for Jesus and seeing God’s Kingdom invade earth. I was also stoked that Andrew liked good coffee, almost as much as me…..New England was rad and I had a great time.
Thanks to Pastor Andrew & Pastor Ken for bringing me out.
I am now on my way home for 2 whole days then out again next week.
All for Jesus!
This is a photo of me and my good friend Greg at the closing of Skate Legion skateboard shop. This place has had loads of Pro’s come through over the years. The first time I came to Portland in ’02, I met Greg and we have been good friends ever since. It was a sad day to say goodbye to my shop and to reflect on all the memories of the ministry that took place there daily through my friend Greg and his wife. I love this photo because it shows the boldness of Greg holding the Word of God which was always in the shop.
I’m excited to see what God does with Greg and his wife in the next chapter of reaching our city for Christ.
Jesus is Lord
I just got home from a huge festival in New Jersey this past weekend called Revelation Generation. I was stoked to be with my friends from BFC and Outcast BMX. We had a local skate ministry come out and shred with us too. We performed 6 demos throughout the weekend and shared the good news of Jesus. On that stage behind our demo area, we had bands like The Devil Wears Prada, Anberlin, and August Burns Red. The good news is that throughout the weekend the name of Jesus was high and lifted up. I had a blast and now I have some time to finish up some filming before flying around next week.
All for Jesus