Spring skatepark update

We made a trip out to see the progress on the new skatepark in spring or actually Greenspoint. Things seem to be coming along well. Not too much to see but I thought it would be nice to share a few photos I took. I look forward to riding the concrete waves.

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Meet the TruthRiders at our demo or Hardflip showing

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.

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Spreading a little video Christmas cheer and a Happy New Year

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.

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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 jchocutt@gmail.com

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Donations from JSAW and our supporters we THANK YOU!! Skate It Up 2012!

Recently we received 1 of three grants from JSAW and we would like to give a big shout of thanks to JSAW.  We are good standing chapter of Christian Skaters and we are thankful for their support also.  Both of these organizations are doing great things through out the world.  Here is what JSAW had to say about their grant. 

“Over the summer our team is sought out to perform demos, speak, host skate camps and contests. At these events the JSAW team shared the love and truth of Jesus Christ with 1900 students. Our two chapters here at home, Christian Skaters Minneapolis and Wakeboard Church, have also continued to make a transformative difference every week. JSAW Worldwide has given $1000 in grants to support action sports ministries like SFC Summit, TruthRiders, & Dunn County SnowPark, to further their efforts in sharing the love and truth of Jesus Christ with riders in their local communities. This is not to get your applause or a pat on the back, but so that you know we are working hard to do what God has called us to do.”

This grant comes at a special time for us as we get ready for our annual outreach/contest skate it up.  This year it’s been tough to get the same funds as we have before so we are very grateful for this grant and all our other supporters. If you would like to donate to the TruthRiders you can contact me or donate online at http://themetonline.org/giving-other-ways-to-give-jones-road   Make sure you note it’s for the  skate ministry.  Our Church is a certified 501 C3 and your donations are tax deductible. 

This years event will be very much the same but a little different.  The skating will be rad I’m sure and it will again be at Southside Houston’s most recognized and only real indoor skate park.  Thanks to Big O for letting us do it again Oct 6th 2012.  Van’s rep Dan Augustine will be there along with Reliance Pro Elijah Moore to Judge.  We will be cooking up some free food and as tradition has it the contest will be free.  This year we won’t have trips to Woodward to pass out like we have in the past but that’s ok there is always next year and who needs Woodward anyway when we have the whole city of Houston and beyond to skate.  God bless y’all I hope to see y’all at Southside Oct 6th.   Poster coming soon!!!Image

John 8:31-32 Jesus said….if you hold to my teachings you are really my disciples, then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free!

Greenspoint skate park update

Houston Chronicle article on the Greens point skatepark.

It’s been awhile summer vacation and a summer cold have kept me busy or just out. A couple of months ago a few of us paid a visit to the city council to ask why the greens point skate park and park without limits has not been built. We have heard that things are now moving along and only time will tell. I suggest we all call or write the council and kindly ask for them to push (pun intended) this project forward. The tax money is in the bank and the hold up seems to be the funds to have the park supervised…really! Well I’ll leave it at that and ask everyone to pray for our government to use the funds we have given in a way that will improve the community.

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Spring/greenspoint park needs your help

Below is an article on the spring skateboard park that is about to be scratched for a new Greenspoint mall if we don’t act NOW. Do we really need a new mall?
Come to the next City council meeting and speak of how skating has impacted your life. WhenTuesday, june 19, 2 pm. contact city scheduler if you would like to speak , 832-393-1100. If you do plan to speak remember be kind courteous and present facts. Below is an article about the park and some stats about skating written by a local skater and friend. Use this info and your Personel story about skating to help the city council understand why building the skatepark is money better spent than spending money to refurbish the Greenspoint mall…

Learn more about the company that owns Greenspoint Mall… http://www.triyar.com/about.html 

Here is a link to the last discussion on this park at city council meeting.. http://houstontx.city.swagit.com/player.php?refid=03272012-29

http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/North-side-needs-a-skate-park-1591470.php