Son Skate Stellenbosch, August 2010!

Stay updated on the South African skate ministry scene!

Matthew 10:32 "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven."

SonSkate Stellenbosch Promo Video

By now all of you should know that The Shed has to move by the end of 2010. During this month we made an promo video about The Shed, showing how it progressed over the last 3 years. Through this video we are approaching the public and local councils to join us in our cause and to help us to continue with this project. We uploaded this video to Vimeo, follow this link and go check it out! If you know of anyone that might be interested in getting involved in our project please forward them this link.

My brother(Fanie van der Merwe, two time gold medalist in 2008 Paralympics) and I are in the process of starting our own faith-based NPO, Inspired2Become. The NPO will be focusing on youth development through sport, with two different target groups. The one target group will be Alternative sports like rollerblading, skating and BMXing and  the other group will focus on athletes with disabilities. For more info contact me at:

South Korea

After the Asia X-Games I got invited to compete in the South Korea, ChunCheo 2010 World Leisure Cup. I am very excited to be able to go to this event. I just want to thank God for this amazing opportunity to skate in His name and to be a presence and witness among some of the world's top skaters. 

Our own Intern from Jeffreys Bay

This month we are lucky to have our own intern, Heinrich Thiart. He is doing an internship with Son Skate, that runs from Jeffreys Bay. Part of the program involves a practical phase, so he will be joining us for the next 2 months. He will be learning more about skate ministry and will mainly be focusing on media. He already made the sonskate promo. For more info on the SonSurf/SonSkate Internship visit our website at:

Prayer requests:
- The skatepark has to relocate before the end of the year seeing that the building will get used for other purposes. Thanks to Shofar Church for giving us the building for the past 3 years. Please pray that we will get a building/space sponsored.
- Son Skate Stellenbosch will run as a program under Inspired 2 Become. Please pray for financial support for Inspired 2 Become to run as an non-profit organization. 
- Thanks to my church and everyone who support us. May God bless you abundantly!

Thanks for taking an interest in Son Skate.             
If you would like to support Son Skate Stellenbosch in any way please mail me at:

Best regards, 
Chris van der Merwe
Son Skate Stellenbosch