ABOUT THE TRIP
The story of how we even met Jose is one that is worthy of it’s own film, but maybe we’ll save that for another time. To make a long story short, through a mutual friend that we met in Kovalom, a small fishing village on the southeast side of India, we were introduced to Jose. We immediately recognized Jose’s love for Christ and his desire to reach the youth in Mumbai with the Good News of Jesus when he asked us to send him some youtube videos that would teach him how to skate. You see, at the time Jose was in his early 30’s but he had never stepped foot on a skateboard. After learning about Ride Nature, hearing the stories and testimonies of how skateboarding was being used to reach youth worldwide with the Gospel, and recognizing the potential that skateboarding had as a tool to build relationships with the kids in his community, he was eager to learn how to skate. As firm believers that you’re never too old to start something new….especially skateboarding, we sent over 3 duffle bags packed with boards and through a few graceful falls, Jose began to start pushing around his neighborhood. But through our weakness, just like the scripture says, then we are strong. Quickly kids started to get stoked on this piece of wood with wheels (something many of them had literally never seen) and as he was learning himself, Jose began to teach the kids in his community.
TRIP LOCATION: Mumbai | India
TRIP DATE: April 23 - 27, 2018
& LONGTERM VISION
Please pray for the continued strength and development of the church that Jose and his family are planting in Mumbai. For the support of other leaders, specifically to help oversee the skate ministry Jose has started. Please pray for opportunities to partner with leaders in other areas of India. 1/6th of the world’s population lives in India with less than 3% Christians in the entire country. The harvest is plentiful. The workers are few. Pray that the Lord will continue to send workers into this harvest field!
When I am with those who are weak, I share in their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.
1 Corinthians 9:22
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A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF THOSE THAT HELPED TO MAKE THIS TRIP POSSIBLE. TO THE INDIVIDUALS THAT GAVE FINANCIALLY, TO THE COMPANIES/PARTNERS THAT PROVIDED THE PRODUCT THAT WE BROUGHT TO INDIA. THIS TRIP WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT.