Derek Rabelo’s story continues to have a huge impact around the world. Derek is our blind surfer friend from Brazil, and his movie, Beyond Sight, is about his quest to get a barrel at the most dangerous wave in the world, the Pipeline. We were blessed recently to see two important ministry moments happen simultaneously around the world: Derek was sharing his story and giving away 500 copies of Beyond Sight in Australia, while his movie was being shown to hundreds in Park City, Utah.
Park City, Utah: Russ Jackson accepted Christ on a surf trip when he was in his 20’s and has been a huge fan of surfing ever since. Russ now finds himself living in the mountains in Park City, Utah, but that doesn’t stop him from using surfing, the one thing that saved his life, from being used in his own community to reach others for Christ! So Russ, his wife Julie, and son Luke decided they wanted to show Beyond Sight in Park City, Utah at an amazing theater that is used for regular film festivals. Russ and his family worked so hard to promote the movie and were hoping that 100 people would show up. To their amazement and joy, over 350 people showed up to see the movie, and many made first time commitments to Christ. Russ and his family are so blessed that surfing was used again, even in Park City, Utah, to bring people to faith in Christ, just like it did for Russ years ago.
We are praising God that now more than 200,000 people have seen Beyond Sight in live attendance and Derek’s story continues to make an impact in peoples lives.