So far, we have been out on the road for just a little over a month. It has been amazing being out here seeing God move through out our van, seeing God move through out the crowds at our demos and really seeing God do work within all of our hearts. There have been some really hard times, but in James 1:2-4 it says “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” So we have all these hard times, but within those hard times and trials we grow and our hearts really become stronger. We have all been tried with in the last month, but I have seen so much growth within my life and also with in the lives of my brothers.
Even though there have been some hard times, we constantly are having good times. Take a look at what we have been up to:
We got to spend some time in Chicago with this other skate ministry called Foundation Skate Ministry. Noah Arnold (Co-Founder of FSM) put us up in his apartment and then took us out on a trip around the city. We skated with all of his youth kids from the ministry through out the city and took us to some cool spots.
Johnny & Zach
Johnny, Sham and Trevor at a spot. Zach broke his board right away so we had to wait for him to set up another one.
We spent some time on the trains going through out town.
Some random kid played skate with one of the FSM guys. He was actually pretty good.
Next we traveled down to Bement, IL and stayed with Jeremiah Gregory and had a demo there. We were in Bement for about a week so we went up to Champaign, IL and skated for a day. Check out some of the photos from there.
Tyler getting a back blunt on a ledge in Champaign
Trevor at the Champaign skatepark with a front tail down the hand rail. That was pretty much the only skateable feature there.
Sham with his signature hurricane
Our good friend Garrett Lowenstein from Bement came to Champaign with us and he did this hand rail for me. I was pumped
That water tower is the highlight of Bement
The only skate spot in Bement. Trevor Backside flipped it. Oh yeah!
We are in Pennsylvania right now about to head to Creation Fest and from there we head to Michigan and then to Florida.