Coming up this fall in sunny Fort Lauderdale Florida. If you are interested in hearing from other skate and action sport ministries, along with a long line up of pros I highly recommend this conference. Action sports conference.
The next two Fridays the TruthRiders will be out and about in Houston. This coming Friday the 8th we will doing a demo at the PABN gym. The 15th we will be at Bethany Church next to Lamar high school. They will be showing the movie Hardflip and we will demo that trick along with other flat ground tricks. We will be talking about one of the local actors in the movie and how he got the part. Come join us we’d love to meet you. Ask for your free copy of the Skate Bible we have 50 to give away.
If you skate and live near Houston Texas you don’t want to miss this. Today January 7th 2013 at 10 am the city will break ground on the 2nd largest skate park in the world. Click the link above for details on where.
Remember God loves you and He is always willing to listen to your prayers. Peace be with you and I hope to see you at the ground breaking.
Another year has passed and we made it through. Team rider Austin Parish along with his friends has put together a Christmas Montage. Skaters included are Taylor, Sergio, Jordan, Kyle, Malcom, Brian, Avery, Cody & Fredy. I know I miss a few names so if it was you please include your name in the comments.
We have added a few new skaters to the TruthRiders team and I plan to update the team riders on the riders static webpage soon. They are Sergio “Little man” Gonzalez, Pedro Silva, Alex Hernadez, & Josiah Dodge Williams, welcome to the team!
The TruthRiders are here to spread the love of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. We strive to be a light in the darkness of this world through our example of giving back to the community. Jesus said “love the Lord your God and second to that Love your neighbor as you love yourself. If you would like us to pray for you, or you would like to know more about Christ and the TruthRiders you can contact us at 832-630-2194 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight we attended a fundraiser for Greg Gibson at Southside skate park. This was to help Greg pay his bills for his fight with cancer. Now if you asked me who Greg is I could not tell you one thing other than he’s the brother of Jeff and John Gibson and a friend of Dave Donaldson. I was invited via a Facebook event and decided to help out by attending and donating. It was your typical skate event here in TX. Lots of skating and lots of support for the event. It’s my hope and prayer Greg gets well soon and is able to pay his medical and personal bills. I was glad and honored to be able to show support and donate. If you can help Greg and his family please do. I tried to post a link here but I could not make it work. I’m sure you can search Facebook or the web to find out how to help.
What really struck me tonight was during the drive down to the event at southside I saw a big blue billboard. It was placed on interstate 45 south very near downtown Houston in a very visible location. More about the sign later…..
As I have seen and read in the news this week about the shooting of several kids and staff at the elementary school my heart has been saddened. Not so much about the death of the kids (although it is sad) as I know they are with God. My sadness is for the young man who shot himself and possibly the other adults who died and don’t know Christ, of His loving grace kindness and forgiveness. For the families who morn the loss of their loved ones. The time they will miss here on earth with them and their forgiveness of what happened. I know it must be hard but not impossible to handle, to forgive… with God that is.
Back to the big blue planned parenthood sign. Well as bad as the shooting was this week it pails in comparison to the murder of millions of babies that have been killed by planned parenthood. We don’t see outrage from the media or hours of reporters standing outside the death chambers of planned parenthood or the supreme courthouse, capitol hill or white house reporting on how can we allow the murders of millions of innocent babies. Asking over and over why does this happen! I have a tough time forgetting about what our country is allowing to happen on a daily basis as we remain silent. Yet we cry over a few killed in a school only because they were not killed at one of the abortion centers where it is LEGAL TO MURDER!
Now please understand I/we have to forgive the young man that killed all those people and all the mothers and fathers that decided on and follow through with abortions. But it’s not me who will judge but the Father God. I don’t agree with gunning down kids and teachers. Its not guns and surgery tools that kill people, people do! What happened was wrong and I’m sure it could have been prevented. Someone just needed to intervene or speak up and or act. I’m sure there are people right now thinking if they had done something different those kids would be alive and some of them are probably wrong but some are probably right.
I often think about what I could do to help stop one baby from being murdered at the plan parenthood building here in Houston. I’m sure there are babies/people that I could have saved just like there are people that could have stopped that killer in that small elementary school. Some lives were saved by heroes. Some of those heroes are alive and some are dead.
I pray for the families, school staff, emergency response crews, friends, neighbors, and our country. We are all a part of what happened at that school as we are all a part of what happens at abortion clinics across our country. We have and will continue to pay for the killing of those people at the school and we have and will continue to pay for the killing of innocent babies at places like the planned parenthood’s death chamber here in Houston TX and across our nation. I think that big blue sign should be red with blood!
The question is will we continue to raise our children with out really caring about them. Will we continue to kill babies and forget them. God does not forget one child without a father mother or both, one dead baby, one elementary school kid or teacher.
I beg anyone that has read this far. Do something for a kid, single mom, fatherless boy or girl, unborn baby, lost teen, divorced couple, lost soul, orphan, or a man fighting cancer. Get off the couch out of you chair do something. Ask God to forgive you, me, us for allowing this to happen. I understand we’re not perfect but we can’t sit by idle, doing nothing and expect the government or someone else to take care of our problems when we are the other person, government and the problem.
It happens one small step at a time, so don’t think even the smallest act of kindness doesn’t help ….IT DOES!