Shawnae and Brian got married last August, just before Brian was deployed through the US Marine Corp to Afghanistan. After being away seven months, Brian finally returned home this last spring. However, two weeks after his return, Brian was killed suddenly in a car accident.
Shawnae was shaken, but held strong in her faith, doing her best to trust God, and finding peace knowing Brian was in Heaven.
After her husband’s passing, Shawnae and her family planned a trip to Hawaii; A time to rest and find some peace. Their flight was out of San Diego.
About the same time, Bryan Jennings had been hosting Derek Rabelo while they showed the Beyond Sight Film all over California. It was one of Bryan's busiest seasons ever, showing the film multiple times daily and in many locations. When Derek needed a ride to the San Diego airport, Bryan really wanted to find someone else to take him. He had way too much to do. When Bryan couldn't find anyone else to take Derek, he realized that he had to take him to the airport himself.
It was there at the San Diego airport that the Alcosers and their daughter Shawnae spotted Bryan and Derek. Shawnae’s parents stopped Bryan, and introduced themselves. They thanked him for his work, and they shared the story of Shawnae and Brian, and the recent car accident, and Brian's death.
Bryan knew then that God had orchestrated his trip to the airport for this reason. He was supposed to take Derek to the airport because God had planned for him to meet this family. Bryan was able to pray for Shawnae, and encourage her.
Having Bryan Jennings pray for Shawnae meant a lot. She says that from an early age "The Walking on Water Films really proved to me how real God is, and how he works in others lives for His glory." Shawnae continues, "Walking on Water helped me to understand that through all trials, The Lord is always in control." This truth meant more to her now than ever.
This divine appointment was a reminder of how sometimes when we think things are not going how we want them to, God is doing something even more important than we know. Trusting Him in the process, and being available to be used by God is our responsibility.
Blessings to Shawnae and the Alcoser family, and thank you for sharing your story!
Surf Camps have been amazing so far this summer! More than 200 students have attended our various camps. These campers have heard awesome messages of faith from people like professional surfer Damien Hobgood, John Cobian of Cobian Sandals, evangelist and filmmaker Joel Parker of Nations Foundation, and many more. We have been blessed to watch approximately 55 campers start relationships with the Lord or recommit their lives to Him. In addition, Walking On Water has had the privilege of participating in the baptism of 19 students at camps during this summer alone! God is moving! There is one more camp left in the 2014 Walking On Water Surf Camp season. However, having just finished our Jr. High and High School Overnight Camps at Pt. Loma Nazarene University, it has been a blessing to reflect on the impact and transformation seen in camper's hearts. Both the counselors and Walking On Water staff witnessed God move in powerful ways at the Overnight Camps. We had the joy of standing alongside 50 Jr. Higher's in week 1 and then 60 High Schoolers in week 2 letting go of their fears and worshiping God with incredible passion - passion that can only be fueled by the Lord. The theme of the camp was "God is Jealous for Your Love". This message was definitely heard by the campers, as many of them wrote in their letter to themselves that in 6 months they want their relationship with the Lord to be the most important thing in their life. God is jealous for their love. He put it on our heart to share this with these students, but our prayer is that this is a message that sinks deep within your heart as well.
During the weekend of May 3rd and 4th, Derek Rabelo (Star of Beyond Sight) and Bryan Jennings (Producer) were special guests at Coast Hills Church and many of the surrounding public and private schools reaching over 5,000 people during the week. The Beyond Sight movie had a very successful week at the nearby Aliso Viejo Edwards movie theater with many people receiving Christ for the first time. The following week Bryan and Derek traveled to Rio and Sao Paulo to show the Beyond Sight movie in Derek's home country with his parents and grandmother as special guests. There was an incredible response in Brazil and it was a great launch to a Brazil tour that will continue for the next few years. We were very honored that the Asp world tour of surfing and Billabong invited our team to show Beyond Sight at their huge surfing event in Rio. We also were very blessed to partner with Bola De Neve and Nova Igreja churches in Rio and São Paulo! Our team worked hard to translate the movie into Portuguese for these Brazil showings. Our hope is to have the movie translated into 12 languages before July 1st. These subtitles will cost around $20,000 and we would greatly appreciate your prayerful consideration to donate funds to cover these expenses. Our past Walking On Water films have been toured to over 35 countries and we are expecting the same to happen with Beyond Sight. Invitations have already come in from Brazil, Switzerland, U.K., Sweden, Puerto Rico, France, Hong Kong, Spain, and many other countries. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO HOST A SCREENING OF BEYOND SIGHT IN YOUR LOCAL MOVIE THEATER! TO DO SO JUST EMAIL Kyle@walkingonwater.comAnd all upcoming tour dates are here: www.beyondsightmovie.com
Isreal Trip update
In other exciting news...Promised Land was broadcasted in homes all throughout Brazil!