What an amazing launch of the Beyond Sight movie in theaters!!!!! On March 7th we launched the theatrical release of the Beyond Sight movie in San Clemente, California and the theater has been packed out almost every night since that date!!!! We want to thank everyone who has attended the San Clemente, Newport Beach, Charleston, Idaho Falls, and Encinitas showings so far! Thanks to you the Beyond Sight movie has been #3 in the nation for "Per Screen Average" beating out the top hollywood films. More importantly many believers have been encouraged and many non believers have received Christ at the theaters. Our special guests have included Derek Rabelo, Magno Passos his surf coach, Damien Hobgood, and many of the producers of the movie. We were on the KUSI News, 91X radio, Kprz radio, Kwave radio, and other media outlets. We need volunteers who can help promote our upcoming theater showings through social media! If you would like to host a Beyond Sight movie showing in your city all you need to do is find at least four churches, schools, organizations, or business leaders who are willing to promote and host one showing time and our team will do the rest!!! So if you are interested just email Kyle@walkingonwater.com or go here to fill out the Screening Host Form: http://beyondsightmovie.com/for-potential-hosts/. Our next showings of Beyond Sight are listed below. We hope to see you in the theater in your city soon!!!
Working on the Beyond Sight Movie is a lot of responsibility! Because the aim of the film is to show people how much God can do in our lives. As I started working on the film, God opened many doors to make this possible. Through this movie I was able to meet many people and made many friends. I am often asked “how can you surf even though your blind”, really GOD guides me, I see with God's eyes and he gave me two ears that work really well! I want people who hear my story to learn that even if you are blind or disabled, we can not sit around waiting for others to do everything for us, although we need help like everyone else, we still have to fight and persist, but remembering that God is in control, and through that I hope to help motivate and inspire others through what God is doing in my life. For someone who doesn’t have much faith in their life but is starting to think a little bit about God I would want to encourage them to know that God is everything in our lives and by seeking first the kingdom of heaven, the rest will be added.
As for what is to come in my life, I will keep surfing, surf other peaks, work, study, and God will surely provide the necessities. Through this experience and through life’s ups and downs I have mainly learned that everything has its timing and that is God’s timing, but during the film it was rare to have low moments, it's good to show people how wonderful God is and how even in the difficult times for example in Kelptyn’s situation, parents will absorb something good from it and God will use them in mighty ways.
Friends, We are very excited to announce that after a year and a half of very hard work the Beyond Sight movie is finished and the World Tour will begin March 7th in San Clemente, California! Derek Rabelo, his father Ernesto, coach Magno Passos, and many of the S4J Hawaii and Walking On Water Films Producers will be special guests at the many screenings in Southern California March 7th - 20th. Our hope is to tour the Beyond Sight movie in many cities in the United States, the U.K., Australia, and other English speaking nations in 2014. Then in 2015 the world tour will continue to other nations when the subtitles and/or voice overs are finished in other languages. This movie would not have been possible without the generous financial support of over 400 people around the world and we want to thank each one of you! It will be very rewarding to see each of you at a Beyond Sight movie screening in your city and country over the next year or two! As you can see by our screening dates the Beyond Sight movie will be in certain theaters for an entire week competing against Hollywood blockbuster films. Please help us promote the many movie screenings we have planned already! Seats are limited! You can find screening times and buy tickets here: www.beyondsightmovie.com If you would like to help promote and/or host a Beyond Sight movie screening please email Kyle@walkingonwater.com. If you would like to make a donation to help fund the World Tour of the Beyond Sight movie you can do so here: http://walkingonwater.com/donate/ Thank you so much for all of your support and prayers for the Beyond Sight movie!!! Bryan Jennings Producer & Co-Director www.beyondsightmovie.com
The Walking On Water/AMG International mission team has returned safely and with much excitement and encouragement at the work being done abroad. Our team consisted of 21 Southern California natives sent out on a mission to spread the powerful love of Jesus Christ to the people of El Zonte, El Salvador.
Each day would generally consist of rising early for the magnificent sunrise over the ocean, which El Zonte borders. A surf session, breakfast, individual devotional time, and then we were off across the river for an exhausting few hours of Vacation Bible School. There was an average of 50-60 kids each day at the Vacation Bible School. This year’s theme was finding strength in the Lord and allowing Him to help us overcome our fears. After the Vacation Bible School our team would eat lunch, and then some would surf with the locals until sunset or sunburn kicked in, while others would play games on the beach with the non-surfing locals. Three Walking On Water Surf Campers came on the trip and were used by the Lord in incredible ways to build relationships with the local youth surfers. The boys fixed tattered surfboards and handed out clothes they had brought; they were truly lights of Christ’s love. The day would close with dinner at a local restaurant, team devotional, and much needed sleep.
A huge thank you to all of our prayer warriors, and to the companies who helped sponsor our Christian Surfers/Walking On Water Surf Contest: Z-Flex Skateboards, Cobian Sandals, RUE, Billabong, and On A Mission. A specific thank you to Beautiful Feet and Cobian Sandals for providing 200 sandals, which were handed out to local women as our team members gave pedicures.
Finally, the biggest shout out to Amy Giffin, our dear friend, team member and sister in Christ who has Cerebral Palsy, but who also surfed for the first time while in El Zonte!
At Walking On Water Surf Camp this last summer, Nick, Chad and Clay – along with the rest of the camp – received a challenge from Bryan Jennings to take a step of faith and find a mission trip to be a part of. Chad recounts, “Jesus told his disciples in Matthew 28:19 to go out into the world and make disciples, so that was going to be the next huge step in my Christian life.” After hearing this message, and being encouraged by their camp counselor, Sheadon Ringor, the three boys decided to take that challenge to heart, and pursue that next step of faith. The results were “immeasurably greater than we could have asked or imagined” (Ephesians 3:20).
“Even though we could not speak Spanish very well that language barrier disappeared when we went surfing with the kids. We would tell a couple kids that we were going to surf later and when we would get out in the water there would be just a few of us, then within 30 minutes there would be a whole mob of little kids laughing and surfing with us out in the line up.” –Nick Coons on his experience in El Salvador with Walking On Water
Chad, a great surfer and natural leader, was used by God to build relationships with the youth of El Zonte, El Salvador, both in and out of the water. His response was this, “It made me appreciate the path that God has for me; to use my surfing for spreading the word of the gospel. The trip impacted me that God has so much in store for me.”
Clay, a great surfer as well, with a humble and determined desire to serve God and love others, reflects on the trip, “This missions trip has allowed me to realize that God uses you in amazing ways that you would never realize. This trip really changed my mind set on life and made me want to be all in serving God.”