ABOUT THE TRIP
In May of 2010, with a team of 8, a stack of skate decks literally duck taped together, and 6 surf bags, we set out on a trip that would ultimately pave the way for the future of Ride Nature. Not really sure what to expect but just confident of the call the Lord had put on our hearts to use skateboarding and surfing as a tool for ministry, we ventured out into the unknown on the very first Ride Nature trip to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.
Chris, one of the guys who was traveling with us had spent a few months in this little surf town several hours south of Managua. While he was there he got to know some of the locals and quickly realized the need that existed in the community. San Juan Del Sur is famous for multiple surf breaks and off shore winds all year long. But inside this quaint little fishing community existed a need that was sadly unnoticed. While tens of thousands of tourists were coming to visit throughout the year, much of the local community was left just watching from the edge of the water. Being the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the chance to own your own board or even get the opportunity to surf or skate is the last thing on the majority of the kids minds. Our goal was simple on this trip, to bless the youth with boards, share the Gospel, and explore opportunities to continue going back.
Nicaragua will always hold a special place in our heart. Being the first Country we ever visited as an organization, it’s kind of like our first born child. Witnessing the impact that continues to reveal itself after dozens of trips to this Country is something that definitely affirms that the mission is just as needed as it ever has been. In the midst of political protest and government unrest we were stoked none the less to once again return to this amazing community.
TRIP LOCATION: San Juan Del Sur | Nicaragua
TRIP DATE: November 9 - 14, 2018
& LONGTERM VISION
While there have been multiple attempts from friends and partners of ours, there is still no Christian church/community that exists in San Juan Del Sur. There are pockets of believers and those pursuing a deeper relationship with the Lord but the spiritual need for an established community is still very much needed.
In 2020 we are planning on launching the first ever International Base for Ride Nature. San Juan Del Sur will be the home for what we will be calling “Ride Nature Latin America”. Through this facility the goal will ultimately be to church plant through consistent and regular outreach in this community, to establish a discipleship program, and to build a facility that will equip and establish leadership all over Latin America.
We would love to invite you to join us in this prayer. If you’re interested in learning more about this vision, discovering ways that you can be involved whether that is coming on staff in Nicaragua, interning, or financially supporting this project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And I am certain that God, who
began a good work in you will
continue his work until it is finally
finished on the day when christ jesus returns.
The Ride Nature Organization
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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 NICARAGUA. THIS TRIP WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT.