I2B and CSA updates
What we've been doing to inspire the youth....
Alternative action sports by Chris
-I2B Cloetesville visited the new CS Paarl skatepark this month
- The new wall-ride
Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
-Helshoogte House Church- I shared my testimony with the guys at my old residence.
-Maties Sport Awards- Congratulations to my coach Suzanne Ferreira, with being coach of the year and Ilse Carstens for Sportswoman of the year (with a disability). I received the Sportsman of the year (with a disability) award.
-Maties Athletics Club Awards- Myself and Ilse were also Sportsman and Sportswomen at the Athletics Club awards.
-IPC World Championships 2015- We are extremely thankful for the experience we had in Doha, Qatar. The team did very well with a 13th place overall.
For my personal testimony on the 200m go to https://www.facebook.com/fanie.vandermerwe.96/posts/1189696297712755:0
-CSA - Christian Skaters Africa
-The Kimberley Diamond Cup (KDC) 2015- CSA took a tour group of 6 people to go represent ChristianSkatersAfrica at this event, the World Cup of skateboarding... yes, in Kimberley. This was an awesome group. We did devotions every morning and had an awesome time. Also great skating went down from our guys. Proud!
Thanks to these two awesome guys who we made contact with in Kimberley. Aldin is looking to get a CS group going in Langebaan and Sanda will be looking at Kuruman. May God lead you us as we partner in this.
The stadiums were packed with spectators and the skating was amazing.
We even had the opportunity to go see the lions just outside Kimberley.
-The CSA trip to Cape Verde Islands- The International Sports Ministry sent me to two islands in Cape Verde to reach out to the action sports communities over there. This was an amazing experience and God really humbled me by how faithful He is even when we lack faith and skill.
I went to the Island of Santiago to a town called Praia for rollerblading. They have a really good public skatepark there and we ran a best trick contest.
After the skate contest I shared my testimony. I thank God for sending an interpreter. Fourteen people gave their lives to Jesus.
Below is a photo of a cross looking over the Santiago island. I believe there has been some good spiritual foundations laid and many prayers prayed over this island.
I went to the Island of Boa Vista to a small town called Sal Rei for skimboarding. There are many skimboarders there.
Without really advertising an event lots of the skimboarders pitched up at the beach for a little contest. I could share about Christ and pray with them.
Please pray with me that God will water the seeds and that I will be able to do a follow up trip in the future.
I am extremely grateful to Wedson Barbosa and his family for looking after me in Praia and Agostinho Pereira for looking after me in Sal Rei. May God bless you for your kindness and I hope to see you soon again!
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