segunda-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2012

Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story

Film Synopsis for BEYOND SIGHT:

Amidst the small beautiful city of Guarapari, Brazil, Derek Rabelo's father prayed that his son would become a famous professional surfer. His father named his son after the legendary Pipeline surfer Derek Ho, the embodiment of his dream.

Unfortunately on May 25th 1992, his prayer seemed unanswered when Derek was born blind. Seventeen years later Derek decided that despite his blindness he still wanted to surf and that he wanted to surf Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Through the encouragement of his parents, best friend, and surf coach, Derek embarked on a three-year journey of grueling mental, physical and spiritual training.

Join Derek as he perseveres towards his goal of surfing Pipeline and along the way inspires the best surfers in the world including Kelly Slater, Gerry Lopez, Tom Curren, Damien Hobgood, Derek Ho, Laird Hamilton, Lakey Peterson, Coco Ho, and the entire surfing world. You will learn from Derek's story that the best journeys in life are walked by faith, and not by sight.

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Groundswell Conference 2012

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Here we go.... Episode 2: FLOURISH.
Our heart: to share stories from around Australia & the world that show the ordinary girl is EXTRAORDINARY! We love to celebrate this, encourage & inspire girls to 'rise up' & be all that God has created them to be. There will be a brand spanky new episode at the start of every month.... so keep coming back for more :)



Chile Open Air Meetings

"It has really given us a chance to preach the gospel to many surfers that would never set foot in a church." Nathan Anderson, Pichilemu, Chile

Nathan and team continue to hold a Saturday afternoon beach meeting with open air worship, word and food. They also just held the first ever national Chile meeting to discuss the future of a surf mission expanding to become a national movement. Pichilemu is the centre of Chilean surfing and a timely place to grow the mission.

More Information, contact:

Nathan Anderson
Evaristo Merino 730 , Pichilemu, 6ta Region, Chile

Phone: 56-72-841444


Our vision is to share God's love to the growing surfing community here in Chile. We are located in Pichilemu, which has most likely become the main surf destination in the country. Our current activities include a weekly surfer friendly Bible study, surf lessons and surf contests. We are also running a surfer focused Discipleship Training School through Youth With a Mission. We still have not established a formal CS mission in Chile and are seeking people to partner with in pioneering this ministry.

Nuestra visión es compartir el amor de Dios con la comunidad de surfistas en Chile. Pichilemu se a convertido en uno de los principales centros de surfing de nuestro país. Nuestro labor incluye un estudio Bíblico semanal para surfistas, clases de surf, y campeonatos. También ofrecemos una escuela de discipulado a través de Juventud Con Una Misión. Todavía no se ha establecido formalmente un trabajo de Christian Surfers en Chile y estamos en búsqueda de personas para desarrollar y ser pioneros con nosotros en este ministerio.


Spain National Conference

"We focused on a theme of 'Bottom Turn', that being the start of a wave and so basic to every other manoeuvre that follows." Shane Sparks, Spain

Over 40 surfers braved cold conditions in CS Spain's second national conference. European RC Phil Williams spoke and much fun was had. Spain is in one of the worst employment and economic states and it is a time for the church and its related ministries step up and face the challenges. CS Spain has a lot to learn and do.


ASP and Chaplaincy Opportunities

"We finally met as key chaplains for the first time in Hawaii and now we have a clear direction to take this to the next level." Steve Bligh, International Chaplaincy Coordinator

The ASP has been restructured with new owners and chaplaincy has good favour. New chaplains were confirmed in Nuno Rosario for Europe and Marquito Santos for South America. CS Australia recently trained another 7 chaplains ready for the amateur ranks of Surfing Australia events.