I last posted about the new movie Soul Surfer that is opening next week. Well, I was going to let that post stand alone, but something else was brought to my attention and so I will pass it along to you.
Last night, I was talking to a friend that had read my post, and she told me of another movie about Christian Surfers – and there are a LOT of them. She loaned me the movie and my wife and I watched it last night. It is a very cool story about a pro surfer pouring into the lives of 2 young up-and-coming surfers. He takes them with him on a trip (or series of trips) to some of the best surfing spots on the globe. The movie is called Walking on Water check out the website and story here.
It was quite good.
It appealed to me on 2 levels.
First of all, it gives several of the top surfers in the world a chance to share how important Jesus is to their lives and the hope that He gives them, even in the face of the hardships of life. And second, it appeals to me and my desire to travel all around and see the beautiful places and experience the amazing and different cultures that exist in God’s wonderful creation.
It also taught me about a very cool missions organization. Christian Surfers International. Find their web site here.
They are an organization that considers surfers largely as an unreached people group. They have set up an organization that will show God’s love to all areas of the surfing world. They want to empower Christian surfers to reach out to their local surfing community. Check out their website if you are interested. It is a pretty specific niche for outreach, and they are doing some pretty cool things as they bring Jesus into the surfing world with them.
Thanks Amanda for finding this movie and bringing it to my attention.
So how about you? What other cool mission niches have you come across? How is God calling you to use your passions, gifts and talents to bring Him into your world to impact the lives of others?