Tim McCaig is a seasoned graphic designer and photographer in the surf industry. He has been making a name for himself as a photographer working on fine art prints, action photography, and lifestyle shoots for several companies in the action sports industry. He has been fortunate to shoot top talent of the likes of A.I., Taj, and Parko to name a few. He has worked in sought after positions for companies such as Surfer Magazine and Billabong. This past year, Tim has started his own company, TMC Design and Photography. It has proven to be an exciting and challenging new adventure. With a broad variety of new clients it has been an opportunity to build on his growing photography and design endeavors.
Tim met Bryan Jennings through mutual friends almost 15 years ago. He was always impressed and supportive of Bryan’s Walking on Water projects. Tim always felt like Bryan’s ministry has brought a bright light to an industry that needs more people willing to take a stand for Christ. Most recently he has been moved by the impact that Bryan’s movies are having on his own children. Driving to a recent photo shoot, the original Walking on Water movie was playing. The kids in the car were enjoying the surf action and they were inspired that these were young Christian athletes standing up for their faith. One of them even said that it was their favorite movie next to Beyond Sight. Tim appreciates the impact that the movies have had across the globe, as well as in his own family.
Tim has been married for fifteen years to his wife Candice and they have 3 kids: Malia, 11 years old; Gavin, 10 years old; and Maverick, 7 years old. There family has recently been through some very rough trials. His wife was diagnosed last year with breast cancer and had to go through several surgeries and chemotherapy. Through this battle, in the midst of starting a new business, Tim has had to cling to the Lord for his strength and peace. It has been a year of growth in trusting the Lord. Tim’s church, The Shoreline, and his friends have been a great support during this challenging time in life. Candice is cancer free now, and the business is slowly building up. It is an exciting time to see what God has next for his life.
Australia Theatrical Release of Beyond Sight
Twelve years ago an Australian friend of mine named Rod Hopping shared his vision with me about how he wanted to see faith based films impact the Australian culture with the Gospel. As Rod and I sat down last week at the American Film Market conference in Los Angeles, he reminded me of his vision and how our Walking On Water films were his first faith based movies that his company Heritage Films distributed. Rod and his Heritage Films' team have done an incredible job working hard to make this vision become a reality! Heritage Films just released the Beyond Sight movie in theaters in fifteen major cities throughout Australia. We were so blessed to hear reports from our friends throughout Australia loving the movie! One friend said, "Bryan it was a really good turn out and the really exciting thing for me personally was I had two guys from my work come. On Monday back at work I was waiting for the persecution and instead they made comments like - "it wasn't like most surf movies it was really positive and more motivational". The world tour and theatrical release of Beyond Sight continues to Arizona, Hawaii, Canada, and to anywhere we are invited by a leader or organization.
Zach Blickens and his family have been serving God with their musical gifts for years. Two and a half years ago they took a step of faith, committing to their music ministry full time. Their band, called "White Ribbon Day," has taken them all all over the world, and it seems their work has just begun. Zach says, "God has put it on our hearts to attempt to set foot on every nation and use music and the Gospel to touch people for Jesus."
One of Zach's daughters is currently doing a YWAM DTS (Discipleship Training School,) in Biarritz, France, and recently saw the Beyond Sight film with her ministry team. She was really excited about the movie, and shared the experience with her dad over the phone. Just a few days later, Zach happened to be at the Luis Palau's Next Generation Alliance, where he met Bryan Jennings. The two struck up conversation, and soon made the connection that Zach's daughter had just seen Beyond Sight. Bryan was stoked to meet Zach, to make this new connection, and to hear how God is using his family all over the world.
White Ribbon Day sharing awesome music with the world, but even more, Zach and his family have made a commitment to present the Gospel every time they perform. Even if it is very quick and simple, they will find a moment to share God's message and love wherever they go. Zach says that keeping that commitment has really changed his family's life.
Bryan is grateful for Luis Palau's Next Generation Alliance, which connects like minded believers from all over the world. He also hopes that everyone will support the music and ministry of Zach and his family. You can find links to them all here:
Band Name: White Ribbon Day
Instagram: www.instagram.com/whiteribbonday / www.instagram.com/zachywb
Beautifully Flawed Amputee Retreat
Sunday, October 12 was a very good day. Fall had technically arrived, but there was still plenty summer weather for us. The Walking On Water crew gathered at Del Mar 18th St. for what has become one of our absolute favorite surf sessions of the year. Joined by many gracious volunteers, our friends at Surf Sessions, the Del Mar Lifeguards and of course the Friends of Bethany Hamilton organization, we prepared for the exciting challenge of teaching 25 young amputee women how to surf. Undaunted by the large surf on hand these 25 young women – who were flown in from all over the world to be encouraged at the Beautifully Flawed Amputee Retreat put on by the Friends of Bethany Hamilton – grabbed a board, got a private surf lesson from Bethany Hamilton and Mike Coots, and made their way for the water! Each girl, despite having lost a limb due to various circumstances, could only be described as determined, brave and as talented as they come. Bryan Jennings said, “Helping one of the girls who had only one leg stand up for her first time on a surfboard was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced in surfing!” Walking On Water loves Bethany Hamilton because she is always giving back to others and making sure that she shares with them her faith in Jesus Christ. We were honored for the second year in a row to help the Friends of Bethany Hamilton and their Beautifully Flawed Amputee Retreat in San Diego.
Beyond Sight World Tour
It has been a very productive launch of the Beyond Sight movie since the world premiere on March 7th, 2014! The movie has been screened to over 30,000 people all over the United States, Brazil, Japan, and now Derek Rabelo is traveling for a month to seven countries in Europe! Producers Bruno and Claudia Lemos have already traveled with Derek to Switzerland, Germany, and Holland and they are on their way to Portugal, Spain, France, and the U.K. Beyond Sight will be shown during the ASP world tour of surfing near Hossegor, France September 29th. Derek will be meeting up with a French blind surfer for a special session. Recently we showed the movie in San Clemente while the ASP world tour surfers were in town and we were blessed to have Coco Ho, Bianca Buitendag, Lisa Anderson, Filipe Toledo, and world champion surfer Lisa Anderson all as special guests. The Beyond Sight DVD will be available hopefully in November 2014 and it will include subtitles in 11 languages and many special video features. Please emailKyle@walkingonwater.com