Son Skate Stellenbosch, July 2010!
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Rom 14:23b "...everything that does not come from faith is sin."
Hi! Son Skate Stellenbosch had the privilege to go to Vredendal again this month. The Van Zyl family invited us to host the very first Son Skate Vredendal competition. With this event we also introduced this group to the community. Thanks to Chante, who heads up this group once a week and also works under the youth in Vredendal. Below is the group that went on the mission. From left: Linford (15), Jami (my awesome girlfriend), myself, Aidan (12) and Robyn(12). It was blessed to take these young guys with and seeing that they are charging for Christ.
On the way to Vredendal we stopped at the community development skatepark for an afternoon skate. On the way back went to an empty pool in Klawer. There we met two guys (right hand side below). They allowed us to pray over them. The older guy started crying as we were praying. I really believe God touched their hearts right there in the empty pool!
Later in the month we had the Red Bull manual mania competition at our skatepark for the Cape Town Region. This is a big skateboarding event that is running world wide. It was organised by Charl Jensel and Andrew Nero, thanks guys. The winner won a flight to Durban to compete in the SA finals. This event really gave the skatepark some good exposure and to prove that our skatepark is on a top national level.
- 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 are also in the process of going independent, meaning we will run financially separate from the church as a non-profit organisation. Please pray that God will link us with the right people who has a heart to support our cause financially.
- Thanks to my church and everyone who support us. May God bless you abundantly!
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Chris van der Merwe
Son Skate Stellenbosch